A Poem About Having A Baby

It’s National Poetry Day today (2/10/14) and even though I am ABSOLUTELY rubbish at writing poems, I thought I would give it a go!

We will always remember the day we discovered,
A day of surprise, sickness and blubbers.
Are we ready for another tiny person?
With hands all sticky, touching everything they shouldn’t.

We went for our scan with dash and hurry,
We discovered that everything was sweet as pure honey.
It was the first time we saw you, a small wriggly bean,
I wish I could keep this moment forever, where is that Time Machine?!

Just the one in there? Oh please be sure!
I don’t think I can fit anymore shoes by the door!

So now I am well into my second trimester,
Will you be Rosie or Lucy or maybe Sylvester ?!*
My belly is big and getting more round,
I’m looking more pregnant with every damn pound.

It’s soon time to think and plan my birth.
I want to nice and calm and be at one with the earth.
As that baby makes it’s way and the time is near,
I know that I shall be calm, please God no fear.
My body has done this twice before,
But I know I can do it with joy once more.

And when you arrive and placed on my breast,
I shall know that we all did our very best. **

As I lay there a mother, friend and wife.
I know that the Blood Sweat and Tears I shed, were THE BEST OF MY LIFE.


*don’t panic guys, none of these names will be chosen!

** labour is team work! Thanks to my husband, the doctors, midwives and surgeons who have helped me deliver my babies.

Hazel Newhouse

Hazel is a mum to 3 daughters and a son, she lives in Bedfordshire with her husband, kids and pets. Hazel has written for various publications, and regularly works alongside popular parenting and gardening brands.

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