This is the first year I... Lucy Fry on motherhood for Metro

‘It might sound strange, but here it is: this is my third Mother’s Day as a parent, but it feels like my first one as a mother.

I haven’t felt able to fully inhabit, or celebrate, my motherhood until now, for many reasons. Firstly, like many first-time parents, it took me a while to get a handle on the job requirements, and to recognise my capabilities. Some of this was because it wasn’t me, but my wife, who was pregnant, nor was it me who birthed our child. I’d never wanted to carry a baby, nor to give birth to one, and my wife always had, so the decision about who would be his birth mother was made fairly easily.’

Read the full Metro article  by Lucy Fry, author of Easier Ways to Say I Love You.