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Welcome to Motherhood

Updated: Aug 23, 2018

I remember the first time Chloe bled. At eight months, she cut her lip by falling on a puzzle piece. Her mouth gushed. I felt helpless. I couldn't stop her from hurting. All I could do was clean her up, hug, and be there. After telling my mom the story later, she responded, "Welcome to motherhood." 

Recently, Chloe has been really sick. At times, she couldn't walk and would scream in pain stemming from her stomach and legs. Her eyes have been so sensitive to light that she couldn't go outside and even had difficulty sitting in a dark room. One night she woke up saying she couldn't breathe.

It's been terrifying. The