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Rosemary MacCabe: An unfiltered list of all the things I got wrong about motherhood


by Rosemary MacCabe
09th Oct 2022

It turns out that having a baby is a lot like life: you never know how you’ll react until you’re in it, writes Rosemary MacCabe. As her son turns one, she has written a list of all the things she was wrong about. It's dedicated to her mother, sister and all of her friends who had children before she did.

My baby turns one next week. It is a year since my feet swelled like little loaves of bread; since I was brought into hospital to be induced; since I underwent a C-section delivery; since he was pulled out into the bright lights of that operating theatre and (silently – a terrifying moment) peed on the nurses waiting to wipe and weigh him; since I first held him in my arms and thought, I have...

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