This is my mama boobing me in the 80s with our cat tinker and dog William.
I have always loved this photo. It has sat in pride of place in my parents sitting room my whole life. Mum looks so peaceful. So content. So natural.
Motherhood is a whirlwind. Dirty nappies. Sleepless nights. Sick everywhere. Loneliness. Overwhelm. Exhaustion.
But in amongst it all are these perfect moments of calm.
I have always wanted to be a mother. It's always felt like my calling and this picture has always symbolised everything I hoped having a baby would be.
And it's been everything, and so much more.