Summer Pierre (who some of you may remember from her back-of-a-cab birth story) recently wrote about her son’s first birthday:
I used to read about mothers describing how vulnerable they felt after having their children, and think “Oh, isn’t that lovely. You’re so wide open now and loving at such a different level — how powerful.” Um, no. Powerful? Yes absolutely, but having your heart live outside you isn’t all lovely. It’s UNNERVING. It’s waking up to the fact that now, for the first time in my life, I truly have something to lose.