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Motherhood: A Poem about Becoming a Mom for the First Time

Updated on May 9, 2016
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Marissa is the writer of ThePracticalMommy and the blog Mommy Knows What's Best. She is a stay-at-home mom to four and was a teacher.

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Motherhood: A Poem about a New Mom

Motherhood

Beautiful surprise of life,

A new gift, a future plan,

Tender lullaby of quiet comfort,

Growing belly, super womb.

First time parent, never being ‘mother’

Gives in to maternal experience

As if born to be a mom

Pain

Joy

Walk

Happy

Push

Worry

Feel

Scream

Tiny human, mini you, hold fast

Kiss, cry

Rock, love this baby.

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How does motherhood change you? (Explanation of the Poem)

Becoming a mother is an experience unlike any other. Not only do you get that surprise of new life growing inside of you, you also have the opportunity to meet that baby in person on a whole new day. In essence, you become a mother twice: once when you have a baby growing inside and again at the birth of the baby. Both are unique experiences.

When you first discover you are pregnant, you see everything in a new light. Not only are you changing physically, you also change emotionally as well. You treat the baby like a new gift and think of the future he or she might have. You can imagine the baby, softly cocooned inside, sleeping peacefully to the sound of your voice. Your belly grows and grows; how strong the womb must be to stretch as such!

Even though you are new at this, never being a mother before, you know something is changing inside of you; something is going to occur that you have never experienced but instinctively you know what to do. The first pain arrives, and you are filled with joy. The time has come for the baby to be born!

Once in labor, you are encouraged to walk around to progress. You and the baby's father will be happy, so happy you don't know what to say.

Then the time comes to push, and push you will. Those around you will be worried about your pain; you will be worried about the baby. At this point, you will feel everything, and screaming is the only way for you to relieve what you feel.

But then this tiny human is there, this little child that is made from you. You hold on to him, or to her, and just stare at what has been created. You kiss him or her. You cry from joy and from sheer exhaustion.

You rock your new baby back in forth in your arms, elated that the time has come for him or her to be with you. The feelings of love that wash over you take away all of the pain you have experienced.

You have changed again. You are now a mom, the guardian, the protector, the shield of this tiny baby who is dependent on you in the strange new world. Enjoy your new role, Mom.


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The Process of Magnetic Poetry

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Motherhood Magnetic Poetry Set I used. Any set would work. I spread the words out on the kitchen table to see what I was working with. After figuring out the poem, I placed the magnets on the back of a metal baking sheet. For the video, I used my son's art easel.
Motherhood Magnetic Poetry Set I used. Any set would work.
Motherhood Magnetic Poetry Set I used. Any set would work. | Source
I spread the words out on the kitchen table to see what I was working with.
I spread the words out on the kitchen table to see what I was working with. | Source
After figuring out the poem, I placed the magnets on the back of a metal baking sheet. For the video, I used my son's art easel.
After figuring out the poem, I placed the magnets on the back of a metal baking sheet. For the video, I used my son's art easel. | Source

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    • ThePracticalMommy profile imageAUTHOR

      Marissa 

      5 years ago from United States

      nmcguire7, I'm glad you liked it! Thanks for watching. :)

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      Nicholl McGuire 

      5 years ago from Los Angeles County

      Very nice, thoughtful! Takes me back...

      http://whenmotherscry.blogspot.com

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      Marissa 

      6 years ago from United States

      Thank you!

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      mj2991 

      6 years ago from Pehawar

      Happpppy mom's day

    • ThePracticalMommy profile imageAUTHOR

      Marissa 

      6 years ago from United States

      Thank you all for your kind comments! Happy Mother's Day! :)

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      Linda Rawlinson 

      6 years ago from Lancaster, UK

      Mm-hmm, that is EXACTLY what it's like being a mummy for the first time :) I loved it all. Thanks for reminding me (though I remember every day, even nine years later!).

      Linda.

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      emilybee 

      6 years ago

      This is so lovely :) Wonderful song, poem and your explanation of the poem, too ! voted up.

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      Rebecca Mealey 

      6 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      A beautiful poem, beautifully presented. Happy Mother's Day!

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      MsLofton 

      6 years ago from IL

      I love this

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      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Wow this is great! I love the home-made video and the poem, all of it. Voting up!

    • ThePracticalMommy profile imageAUTHOR

      Marissa 

      6 years ago from United States

      Denise, thank you for your comment! That's great news to hear, especially since Google decided two weeks ago that it hated me... I appreciate you telling me! :D

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      Denise Handlon 

      6 years ago from North Carolina

      beautiful poem and overall hub. Listen, I wanted to tell you that this was the third entry down on Google after entering the words: hubpages. Exciting isn't it!

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      Marissa 

      6 years ago from United States

      ripplemaker, thanks for the heads up! I'll have to check it out. I'm glad you loved the poem though! :D

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      Michelle Simtoco 

      6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi I am trying to view the video unfortunately there's none that will appear in my screen...hmmmm might be a problem with our internet connection. Loved the poem though will have to come back to see the video :)

    • ThePracticalMommy profile imageAUTHOR

      Marissa 

      6 years ago from United States

      AudreyHowitt, thanks so much! I'm glad you liked it. :)

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      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      Just loved this! Congrats on a wonderful hub!

    • ThePracticalMommy profile imageAUTHOR

      Marissa 

      6 years ago from United States

      Vinaya, thank you very much! The video was my first one on HP, so I'm glad it turned out okay! :D

    • ThePracticalMommy profile imageAUTHOR

      Marissa 

      6 years ago from United States

      RTalloni, thank you very much for your kind comment! :)

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      Marissa 

      6 years ago from United States

      kelleyward, thank you so much! I had fun playing with the magnetic poetry. I might be doing one for Father's Day soon. :)

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      6 years ago from Nepal

      Awesome work: the video, poem and the pictures.

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      RTalloni 

      6 years ago from the short journey

      Precious.

      And your hub idea is lovely. :)

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      kelleyward 

      6 years ago

      Wow this was great! I love this idea of magnetic poetry. I've never heard of this before. Sharing this on Pinterest! Voted up and beautiful!

    • ThePracticalMommy profile imageAUTHOR

      Marissa 

      6 years ago from United States

      lord de cross, nice to hear from you! I'm glad you liked the video. :)

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      Joseph De Cross 

      6 years ago from New York

      Was about to cry...of joy for all the moms in here. Thanks for this video and congrats in your new role as a mom.

      LORD

    • ThePracticalMommy profile imageAUTHOR

      Marissa 

      6 years ago from United States

      Kristine Manley, I'm glad you liked it! The song, even though it's a love song, worked for this video just right. :)

    • ThePracticalMommy profile imageAUTHOR

      Marissa 

      6 years ago from United States

      Ruchira, I like that: supertalented! ;) Glad you loved it!

    • ThePracticalMommy profile imageAUTHOR

      Marissa 

      6 years ago from United States

      Tammyswallow, thanks! It was a fun one to do, and in the process I learned how to make a video. :)

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      Donna Kristine 

      6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      This is great! The song is wonderful.

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      Ruchira 

      6 years ago from United States

      I loved it as well, TPM. You are not only practical but supertalented, woman :) Cheers!

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      Tammy 

      6 years ago from North Carolina

      Super creative! I love this idea. Fantasic suggestion and hub.

    • ThePracticalMommy profile imageAUTHOR

      Marissa 

      6 years ago from United States

      teaches12345, I'm glad you liked it! Thank you for watching! :)

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      Great hub for young new mothers that sends a heart warming messaage. The video-poem is beautiful and the song is lovely.

    • ThePracticalMommy profile imageAUTHOR

      Marissa 

      6 years ago from United States

      Turtlewoman, it's an awesome experience becoming a mom for the first time. Thanks for watching, and best wishes to you! :)

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      Kim Lam 

      6 years ago from California

      This video is amazing! Great job! I can't wait to experience being a first time mother. Voted up and up!

    • ThePracticalMommy profile imageAUTHOR

      Marissa 

      6 years ago from United States

      We'll see... ;)

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Now that you told me you sang in public before I'll expect your voice in the next video!:)

    • ThePracticalMommy profile imageAUTHOR

      Marissa 

      6 years ago from United States

      Sunshine625, thanks so much! I actually considered singing in the background, but I haven't made a public singing appearance in a few years... ;)

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Outstanding video, poem, hub...entire package!! The song is beautiful, you could sing too??:))

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