The natural yet complex act of breastfeeding your own is one of life’s greatest gifts. I felt an unparalleled bond grow day by day with Leia; a miraculous journey that kicked off rough but was so worthwhile at the end. At times it felt almost primal; nourishing her body from young, taking everything she needs into my body and straight into hers. But beyond that, it was holding her tight and kissing her little head as we took breaks away from the world (some even with the world around us!), looking into each other’s eyes, playing with our fingers (heck I even miss the jamming of fingers up the nose) until we both fall asleep. All the beautiful moments and memories filled with raw and pure love. • 18 months in and this babe still loves her pair of flapjacks. Happy #WorldBreastfeedingWeek Mamas!
Growth. Every day is battle, to push myself and face the uncomfortable truths. To understand and honour that life works in the craziest ways. That it takes practice to think beyond myself. That I don’t always listen, -really- listen. That my excuses become self-imposed roadblocks from the things I want. .
Trying every day to be kind and to find motivation in my shortcomings. To go slow. To let go of things that don’t make sense anymore. To make goals and not keep them when they start to become irrelevant. To create more. To be more vulnerable. To care more/care less. Growth, a constant work in progress.
Sometimes I feel like she’s still too small to talk or walk - but there she is always on her feet and chatting all the time now. It has forever changed how we interact with the world, frequently stopping to look and talk about ants, worms, the rain and the stars. . Being a mama isn’t all sunshine and rainbows, not by a long shot, but it sure does make the magic of the everyday. ✨🍃#LeiaMariam
Matching outfit with the girls every year! ❤️ While we’re shamelessly being ourselves @sufianzhakim stands ahead just snapping away while @ah_mad86 and Han manage the kids. Thank you to the patient hubsters for letting us be us. . Swipe right because we can’t hide happy!