What surprised you about motherhood?
Everything. Mostly the emotional attachment. It would be practically impossible for me to explain to my 30-year-old childless self what my 33-year-old mom self is experiencing emotionally. It surprised me that I have new emotions that I’ve never even tapped into before. I was also surprised about the instinctual nature of the entire process - from my mental preparedness to post-pregnancy knowledge and comfort. I don’t have much experience with babies, but it was very easy to adjust.
What is one of your favorite memories about your mother?
I think the fondest memory I have of my mom was when I was 14, she voluntarily dyed my hair fuchsia. In the kitchen sink. That was a pretty badass mom move. I’ve always been grateful for how supportive she’s been of my individuality and creativity. I hope to pass that on.
What is one of your favorite things about being a mother?
There’s nothing I don’t like about being a mother. My most favorite thing is how much fun it is. People say it’s so hard, but maybe I’m lucky, because it’s been a blast so far and I hear it only gets better (Amelia is only six months old).