Motherhood Stories In 100 Words
Did you feel elated or nervous when you first set eyes on your newborn? Motherhood brings in a whole gamut of emotions. Let's hear some heartwarming and touching stories from new mommies.
By Team ParentCircle
“A miracle is really the only way to describe motherhood and giving birth. It’s unbelievable how God has made us women and babies to endure and be able to do so much. A miracle, indeed. Such an incredible blessing.” – Jennie Finch
Do you remember how you felt as the feeling of being a mother for the first time sank in?
There is a lot written on the joy of motherhood – the moment they first held their bundle of joy is an indescribable feeling – many a mother have recounted later. No matter how many times you read the book What to Expect When You Are Expecting and other pregnancy and parenting books – nothing prepares you for the real thing.
For many mothers it might have been a long wait, for others an unexpected joy, for some it might be triple the joy (and triple the trouble) with the arrival of triplets, for some it might have been a life-changing decision of becoming a single parent or the story of adopting a baby. Whatever might have been the backstory to your journey into motherhood – each story is unique.
“I went through physical hell to have my angel delivered to me, after which I kept looking at her time and again just to make sure she was mine! It was a moment of pure bliss – nothing wins over that feeling of becoming a mother for the first time,” said Shilpa Gianani on the birth of her baby girl Shifa.
As we celebrate the 100th issue of ParentCircle magazine, we asked our readers to pen down their motherhood stories in 100 words. Yes, we understand, words are never enough, and it is no easy task to describe the joys of motherhood in just 100 words. But do take a look at the emotional outpour of love and joy from these mothers in their beautifully-woven stories. Read on to learn about other first time stories from mothers.
Story#1 from Roopa M
“Motherhood is the greatest thing and the hardest thing.” – Ricki Lake
I fell in love with the baby the moment I discovered that there is a life inside me. The journey until birth felt great. I started weaving all kinds of dreams for the baby and also wondered what kind of a mother I would be. I recorded everything in a journal — from hearing that precious heartbeat to feeling the movements. When I finally held her in my arms, it felt like I was never this attached, nor so much in love before with anyone. At home, we were welcomed with aarti by elders and couldn’t wait to start the journey of parenting her.
Story#2 from Simi Ramesh
“A baby is something you carry inside you for nine months, in your arms for three years and in your heart till the day you die.” – Mary Mason
It is quite overwhelming to even think back to those moments when I became a parent for the first time! I experienced mixed feelings which fluctuated between happiness, anxiety, nervousness, thrill, fatigue and whatnot. But now, I truly feel that it was the best feeling in the world. As a young mother, my tiny and delicate baby was a gift of life, it made us believe in the miracles of this world. Life was never the same after that. Our whole life revolved around our baby and nothing else mattered! The whole household was adjusting to the newest little member. The little gummy smile of my child had the power to banish all the sorrows of this world!
Story#3 from Nandini N
“The biggest surprise, which is also the best, is that I didn’t know I would love motherhood as much as I do.” – Deborah Norville
For a woman, being a first-time mom is a once-in-lifetime experience. Till I became a mother, I hardly know anything about birthing and babies. After my daughter was born, my entire perspective towards life changed. There were joys all around and every moment felt like a festival at my home. Little things about the baby mattered so much to us, their first smile, first calling which sounded like maa, first footsteps — every action gave us complete happiness and showed us the true meaning of life. I experienced what real love is. Before I had a couldn’t-care-less attitude to life, after the baby, I started planning for tomorrow and future. Having a child is a heavenly feeling. They bring real happiness to your life.
Story #4 from Shloka
“You never understand life until it grows inside of you.” – Sandra C Kassis
The moment you see those two pink lines, your motherhood journey starts. I enjoyed my pregnancy to the fullest, I even travelled and went for a jungle safari when I was eight months old. To have a stress-free pregnancy, believe in your gynaecologist and follow what she asks you to do. Being a first-time mother may be tough, but I believe people around you can make it easy. Having a positive attitude also helps in easing your labour pains. Even if I was on pain, I asked my husband to clicked pictures of my baby bump just before I went into the delivery room! That helped me forget my pain.
After I delivered my child, it was me who made the calls to my parents and in-laws. The moment they put my little bundle of joy on my chest, I had my second birth. The concept of being a mother took time to sink in. My journey from pregnancy to motherhood was just awesome.
Story #5 from Samriddhi
“Having kids—the responsibility of rearing good, kind, ethical, responsible human beings—is the biggest job anyone can embark on.” – Maria Shriver
It was our second year after the marriage, as we are settled into our lives, both of us decided to take the plunge to parenthood. As the pregnancy test kit displayed those two lines, I couldn't contain my excitement and jumped with joy. From that day itself, motherly instinct arose in me. I changed my lifestyle and started eating healthy for my child which was growing inside me. Since it was my first pregnancy, I was careful in everything I did. Life got a new definition. Life meant so much more as I was expecting a child. Listening to my child's heartbeat became the most enjoyable moments. The feeling of a life growing inside me and to be able to give birth to another human being was unexplainable. It just felt like a miracle.
As I was nearing the due date, all sort of thoughts crossed my mind. How would I be as a parent, how would I inculcate good habits in my child? I used to just keep thinking about all sort of stuff that I would do with my child. Just four days away from the due date, it was our 2nd wedding anniversary. I went for a routine check-up to the doctor. To our surprise, my doctor said that my baby would be in my arms that day itself and in a matter of a few hours, my bundle of joy arrived. It was my beautiful anniversary gift. I couldn't have asked for more. Tears came rolling down my cheeks on seeing him. I felt like I was reborn. That day, I embarked on a motherhood journey.
The birth of a baby is an exciting time for any mother. Being a mother can make you feel joyful and empowered while at the same time confused and overwhelmed. Every mother has something unique to say about their parenting journey. Read and share your own motherhood stories too. We would love to hear them. Happy Parenting!
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Written by Team ParentCircle on 28 August 2019.
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