“It’s so scary to talk about motherhood,” Lawrence said. “Only because it’s so different for everyone. If I say, ‘It was amazing from the start,’ some people will think, ‘It wasn’t amazing for me from the start,’ and feel bad.”
She said that before giving birth, a few friends told her that she might experience negative feelings and not immediately feel a connection with her son.
“Luckily, I have so many girlfriends who were honest. Who were like, ‘This is scary. You may not log in right away. You may not fall in love right away. one of my best friends at, like, nine months, and say, “Everyone keeps saying I’d love my baby more than my cat. But that’s not true. Maybe I will love him as much as my cat?” she said.
But for Lawrence, that was not the case.
“My heart stretched to a capacity that I never knew existed. I include my husband in this… The morning after I gave birth, I felt like my whole life had started again. Like, it’s now on the first day of my I was just watching. I was so in love. I also fell in love with all the babies everywhere. The newborns are so amazing. They are these little pink, puffy, fragile survivors. Now I love all the babies. Now I hear a baby crying in a restaurant and I’m like, ‘Awwww, preciousssss.'”