A story we decided to share with the world. I always knew that motherhood was a challenge but I never thought it would be a huge hurricane.
Let me tell you my story:
January 1, 2021
I am a happy woman, I have an incredible life, my partner is the best and I even have time to focus on my passion: fashion. I love taking the time to play with my style.
February 23, 2021
I get pregnant. Honestly, I had no plans to have a baby and start a family so quickly. I am 20 years old, I am a student, I am in love but I am definitely still very young and I am not ready.
The news is a shock... I am invaded by many emotions: joy, doubt but above all an immense fear... fear of making bad decisions, of being criticized and not accepted but above all of not being able to live up to such a complicated thing like motherhood.
Days go by. He leaves…forever. I see my body change and without time to think about it I am about to become a single mom.
The day begins intensely. The first contractions start and they announce an emergency caesarean section.
What will happen to the baby? How do I handle the situation? Who is going to remove the huge scar that will remain in my belly for the rest of my life?
Mateo arrives. It is the happiest moment of my life. How can you love such a tiny and perfect being so much? Total idyll!
Abrupt return to reality. First breastfeeding... that first moment of total fusion with Mateo that would remain forever etched in my memory... well it doesn't work.
Homecoming. Breastfeeding becomes impossible.
I lose hope and stop everything. Mateo takes the bottle and that annoys me...it's not my milk.
I decide not to give up and after many attempts I succeed. I don't know how, but I do it.
Days go by...Mateo grows up and gains weight. At last I feel serene, my milk feeds him. But still I feel that something is missing.
My name is Jessica and I am 20 years old. I tell you my story because I decided not to stay there. I decided that motherhood would not be the end of my life as a woman, rather the opposite.
I love fashion and I feel that looking good helps us feel better. My maternity clothes until then were either ugly or uncomfortable to breastfeed. To hell then with the classic and boring clothes not adapted to our body and needs.
So here I am, drawing and making what I hope will make you smile, be comfortable, laugh and above all feel like a strong woman and wonder mom ready for everything that life brings us.
Mateo was the beginning…the rest of the story you can write it with me.