I always knew I wanted to be a mother. To stare into the eyes of a mini-me and be overwhelmed by the love of a family unit. Despite this I was still scared to become a mother, who wouldn’t be? You’re suddenly responsible for another human being and they look up to you for advice and wisdom – but I can honestly say it’s the best thing that has ever happened to me.
I never realised what true love was until I lay eyes on that tiny little peanut when I was only 8 weeks pregnant. Feeling him move, grow and kick inside of me and then to deliver him into this big wide world was truly a dream come true.
Yes, I’ve never been as stressed out as I am now, or probably have never worried the way I do now, but that’s only because I want to provide the very best for Archie. Everything I’ve worked hard for now makes sense. I realise what my purpose in life was all along and I happen to think this is the job that I’m best at.
In his eyes, I’m the most amazing woman – something I hope he’ll continue to think right throughout his life. He knows I’d do anything for him and that will never change.
I get out and about so much more than ever before since becoming a mam, and when I’m out with Archie I suddenly feel so much more confident than I do when I’m on my own. He gives me an overwhelming amount of energy (ironic as he saps a lot of it too) and I’m totally in love with being his mother.
There is no greater gift than holding your baby in your arms, and if this is all I become, then I will leave this earth happy than I could have ever imagined.