When I felt like "mum"

It took me a while,
I'll be the first to admit,
But when I saw your smile,
I knew I'd remember it.

Not the way your one cheek dimpled,
Not the way your smiling eyes sparkled,
Not the way the sides of your gummy mouth tilted upwards...

I mean, the way I finally felt like mum.

I felt like mum while I pushed with all my might.
I felt like mum on all of those sleepless nights.
I felt like mum the first time I held you close.
I felt like mum even when I felt gross.
I felt like mum despite not having a shower or a cleanse.
I felt like mum when I saw you through the sonographer's lens.
I felt like mum when I felt the first kick.
I felt like mum every morning while I was sick...

I feel like mum, and I remember it

I remember it when you cry,
I remember it when I cry,
I remember it when we play and when we're too tired to play.
I remember it at morning, noon and night,
I remember it when you love me and when we've had a fight.

I love being mum and everything it means,

You'll remember how much I love you - the greatest love you've ever seen.

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