The last time I saw my mum was almost a year ago. I was about to leave on a grand adventure, travelling for three months. My mum had flown to see me in Sydney, concerned that I wouldn't come back -- and she was right, almost. I spent almost eight months travelling the world. I went to places I had always dreamed of like Cuba and Costa Rica. I did things that I had always wanted to try, including a crazy experiment into the sharing economy.
But come December it was time to come home and begin a new adventure, perhaps the biggest adventure of my life -- parenthood. Despite months of tracking and calculating, when I saw those two pink lines on the pregnancy test my whole world shook -- I was going to be a mum.
Now I am so lucky because I have the best mum in the world (I know that I am biased), and last week, after our 12-week scan showed a happy, healthy baby, I got to tell my mum the good news.
When HuffPost asked for contributions to their Talk to Me series, it really was perfect timing. So I hope you enjoy my video, it's a bit rough and ready and shot on my iPhone, but my mum's stories are good and it's certainly a wonderful record for us of a very special time. Enjoy listening to my mum, and give yours a hug if you can.