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MEMORIES OF MOTHERHOOD

Childbirth isn’t called labour for nothing, it is damned hard work but so worthwhile when the baby is finally placed in your arms. I can still recall the sound of my newborn son crying and taking his very first breath, it was a moment I will never ever forget. 

Not long after my son was delivered he was placed into my waiting arms and I was able to cuddle him for the first time. I stroked his downy blonde hair and checked his fingers and toes; when I opened his white shawl it was very evident he was a little boy!

As a first time mum I was not prepared for the contents of his nappies! It became very evident when he needed changing as the smell was appalling! I found it somewhat confusing that white breast milk would produce such bright yellow poop but it was perfectly normal! 

I remember when he was being weaned, his favourite food was baby rice, it looked like wallpaper paste but he would wolf down a bowl of it for breakfast. I tasted a tiny bit, it was so bland and actually tasted as bad as it looked, but thankfully he loved it

My son is now grown up and has flown the nest, but I can’t wait to see him when he comes home on a flying visit next month!

My Five Senses Contest
Sponsored by Viv Wigley

7/26/18

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Date: 8/21/2018 3:19:00 PM
Congrats on your winning work ..Way to go.. Sara
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Date: 8/16/2018 10:31:00 PM
Congratulations on your win! Well done.
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Date: 8/15/2018 7:48:00 PM
Wonderful presentation of your 'senses', Jan, as experienced through the joy of motherhood! Congratulations on your Podium win. Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 8/14/2018 3:42:00 PM
Yay Jan! I am so happy to see this beautiful poem in the top three. I believe Viv enjoys longer poems and I usually write shorter poems as I did for this contest. But I am happy to have finally made it on his list! I agree with his choices for his winners. Congratulations my friend! : ) xxoo
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Date: 8/14/2018 12:22:00 PM
Ah! This was too sweet! Made me think of my little ones... Cried and laughed at your memories :) Thank you for sharing and congratulations.
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Date: 8/14/2018 10:19:00 AM
Indeed, .... a mother needs ......and uses all of her senses.....most often needs her common sense to survive and thrive this amazing journey of motherhood. I loved your poem, Jan!! Congrats to you!!
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Date: 8/14/2018 10:02:00 AM
One of my favourite smells is that downy hair Jan. Babies really do grab hold of all our senses in such a basic way, don't they? Congratulations on your placement.
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Date: 8/14/2018 9:47:00 AM
Beautiful piece, Jan! Congrats! Janice
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Date: 8/14/2018 9:03:00 AM
All the sense of delivering a perfect gift. Congrats, Jan!
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Date: 8/7/2018 11:42:00 PM
Perfect for the contest ... We love and miss our babies.
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 8/8/2018 12:39:00 PM
Mine is coming home soon for 2 /12 days can't wait to see him again:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 7/28/2018 4:54:00 PM
You could not resist bringing up the memory of the bright yellow poop! Jan, it's so much fun to read your poetry!
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 7/28/2018 7:34:00 PM
Mr Viv commented that I'd not mentioned poop in my poems recently so I thought this was the ideal opportunity lol:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 7/27/2018 2:14:00 AM
Oh humbug, we all know the man does all the work!!! Ok, before even a reply, in all fairness I am sleeping on the couch tonight for that dumb remark!!!! :)
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 7/27/2018 6:08:00 AM
ha ha ha:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 7/27/2018 12:31:00 AM
So beautiful, Jan. Children are a blessing. Best wishes for the contest. T.J
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Date: 7/27/2018 6:07:00 AM
Thanks TJ:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 7/26/2018 11:27:00 PM
It is a masterpiece, Jan. Wonderful poem on the joy of motherhood. Good luck!
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Date: 7/27/2018 6:06:00 AM
Thanks Iefanulla, being a mother is the best thing that ever happened to me:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 7/26/2018 7:02:00 PM
So cool how you used your son for all the five senses. I guess I do not understand how he wants the contest done!! I really need to study it out. This one shows your deep affection for your son
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Date: 7/27/2018 6:05:00 AM
Thanks Andrea:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 7/26/2018 4:35:00 PM
My dear friend, you write with such honesty, depth and emotional purity. This gem on motherhood is a perfect example of your truly gifted, amazing talents! A fav and very bright gem to have read..
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Date: 7/26/2018 5:23:00 PM
Thanks for the lovely comment Robert. I hope Mr Viv likes my take on the senses theme:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 7/26/2018 11:53:00 AM
Jan, you have expressed so beautifully the joy of motherhood. This lovely poem is sure to make the winner's list. My children are far away which makes their visits all the more special. I can relate. I am blessed to have one daughter here. : )
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Date: 7/26/2018 1:16:00 PM
Thanks Connie, it is probably quite different to what he was anticipating but I managed to get all 5 senses in on the one subject:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 7/26/2018 11:28:00 AM
I have no children of my own....but I totally understand the picture you have shown....because I have enough nieces, nephews, cousins and friends to understand, you see....and besides, I just don't think the world is ready of another me....lol....I Love it as always jan.…;)
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Date: 7/26/2018 1:15:00 PM
Thanks for dropping by eric:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 7/26/2018 8:51:00 AM
Lovely verse Jan, the unbreakable bond between mother and child. Good luck in the contest. Tom.
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 7/26/2018 9:33:00 AM
Thanks Tom!:-) hugs jan xx
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 7/26/2018 9:08:00 AM
Have soupmailed you Jan
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 7/26/2018 8:58:00 AM
I managed to get all five senses incorporated into the motherhood theme...I wonder if he will guess its me as I mention poop which has been missing from my recent entries for his contests lol:-) hugs jan xx