by Courtney Sullivan
Some say that becoming a mom takes time. Then there are those that claim that you start feeling like a mom when you hold a doll, help a friend or choose a mate. Other believe that they've transformed into a mom with a positive pregnancy test.
Over the last months, we've asked our members questions and collected responses to see when a women feels like she becomes a mom. When we asked when did they feel like a mom, the answers were not what we thought they'd be.
What do you think? Is the road to motherhood a gradual one or does it appear in the twinkling of an eye?
Are you one of the little girls who dreamed of growing up and having babies? Motherhood has planted its roots deep in our lives. For other women, that biological clock doesn't start ticking quite so soon, but once moving, look out!
Parenthood suddenly becomes real with your positive pregnancy test. When you ask moms-to-be about their first thoughts, there is a common theme. It's amazing how much we worry about our wee ones before they are born, but that's not unexpected. Worry and motherhood seem to go hand-in-hand.
When did your baby become a real person to you or were they always? The magical moment might have been when you first heard the sweet thumping heartbeat or saw a profile of baby on an ultrasound. A very solid instance would be feeling the first firm kick from a tiny, but strong foot.
Did you feel like a mom once you got home with your baby? We asked new moms to describe their feelings when they first brought their baby home.
We'd love to hear when all of our moms and moms-to-be first felt like a mom! Share your story in the comments!