To be a mother is sometimes the scariest and loneliest place in the world. It is crying in a bathroom for 45 seconds. It is cooking meals you don't even eat. It is peeking in on them as they sleep and feeling their neck to see if they're sweating. Being a mother is to be in a constant state of anxiety and panic for the little people whose skin you smell when they're well into their third dream.
Before that, there's physcially having the baby. Y'all.
I DIED SEVERAL TIMES IN LABOR.
But when she was born, so was I.