If you’d have asked me before I got pregnant, whether I ever wanted children, my answer would have been a very firm No. I may have even laughed a little. Images of crying babies and being unable to have a peaceful holiday flashed before my eyes. Then curiosity got the better of me. The need to know what my husband and I could create, what this indescribable love mums talk about feels like and wouldn’t it be lovely to have a family of my own? Within the same week we started trying for a baby, we successfully conceived and my life changed the moment the doctor confirmed my pregnancy.
From that moment, documenting the changes in my belly to bump became routine, and I’m glad it did because I have these memories of my son for a short while being only mine. The only person to ever hear my heartbeat from the inside.