Motherhood is placing a burp rag in every room in the house because your child spits up around the clock.
Motherhood is walking in circles around your culdesac because being outside is the only thing that calms down your baby.
Motherhood is singing and humming the songs made by baby toys all day, every day.
Motherhood is changing two diapers within 10 minutes because babies poop a lot.
Motherhood is calculating how much you will spend on formula for the next ___ months but realizing that one cost is only replaced by another.
Motherhood is crying while rocking your baby after her last bottle of the day. Happy tears that you made it through another 24 hours. Happy tears that you have a child.
Motherhood is feeling your heart ache so hard when you drop your baby off at daycare for the first time. And the time after that. And some random times in between.
Motherhood is walking into your child's daycare classroom, making eye contact with her and watching her arms flap with excitement.
Motherhood is incredible and overwhelmingly beautiful and hard. Really hard.
Julia is 8 months and 5 days old.