Despite the big smile on her face, believe it or not, Alanis Morissette now admits that she was unprepared for motherhood.
The singer and her husband Mario "Souleye" Treadway welcomed a son Ever back on Christmas Day 2010 and has now written a column about having her first baby where she writes that she felt like a "a blank slate," with "no handbook when it came to all the changes that came with pregnancy and taking care of a newborn.
"I remain baffled at how little I was prepared for what was to come. I had used, as usual, the I'll-rise-to-that-occasion-when-I-get-there approach to the post-child-bearing journey, so all my DVD-watching and focus went toward the birth experience itself, and how to prepare myself for that (as though I really could prepare for a Human. Being. Coming. Out. Of. My. Body).
Life literally and figuratively moved through me that morning of Dec. 25. Yet another example of life's unsentimental and ruthless way of shaking me awake to the direct experience of being human. I had no idea the person I'd always dreamed of becoming was being born at the exact same time."
Alanis has always had a way with words. And what an honest depiction of giving birth. We're sure her point of view will help out a lot of moms-to-be out there.
[Image via National Photo Group.]
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