In six weeks, my partner Adele is due to give birth to a baby boy, so this will be my last Mothers Day before everything changes.
Mothers Day usually consists of visiting my Mum, giving her some presents and generally making a fuss.
It’s all about being nice to her but also giving her some stick for how funny she is.
You know you have a lot of siblings when you can claim to be the fourth oldest!
There’s nine of us in my family.
That makes Mum one of the strongest people I’ve ever met, in part because she was able to put up with us.
She was just incredible raising us. If I’m going to learn how to be a mum, I’ve definitely got the right one to look up to.
She’s so strong. She’s very independent. She made me the person I am in never giving up and having resilience.
She also has bad knees, so I have her to thank for that too!
But I’m obviously very thankful to her for everything.
When I was really young, I used to play rugby and she used to come down and watch me.
She’s not one of those mums that was quiet on the sidelines!
She used to cheer for me so hard that she would have to sit over on the other side of the ground.
It’s for that reason I’ve told her not to come to our games but she’s always there cheering. She’s always got my back.
It’s a bit surreal to think that this is the last time that Adele and I will just be going to visit our mums on Mothers Day.
I guess we’ll be celebrating our mums, as well as Adele and I, next year. It will be very different to be celebrating for a new reason.
We’re just counting down to the day that he comes. Everything is pretty much ready. Adele nested pretty early, she’s done the nursery up, we’ve got the car seat in, the cot’s up. We’re ready and waiting.
And Adele’s been incredible.
So much so that I’ve said that I wouldn’t want to have the next baby as she’s made it seem way too easy. I know I would complain a lot more than her.
She’s not struggled once, she’s only just finished work at 34 weeks and she didn’t take many days off at all.
I know she’ll be an amazing mum.
She’s very warm and cosy and gentle. I can’t wait for her to show our little man those traits.
I think I’ll be the complete opposite to Adele. I’m obviously louder and a little bit more robust. I’m thinking that he will come for runs with me outside and graze his knees and then he’ll go inside to Adele for a hug.
As long as he’s got the both of us, I’m sure he’ll be fine.
Will it be hard to juggle motherhood and football? At Fremantle I’ve got two mums who set an amazing example in our coaches Amy Lavell and Lisa Webb.
I’ve learnt from them, that you’ve just got to go with your instincts. Your instincts take over and you don’t have to worry too much, as long as you love the kid, he’s going to be fine.
First and foremost, I appreciate them for their football knowledge and what they teach me – and I also appreciate them as friends.
For them to do everything they do for us, while still being there for their boys, it shows how strong they are and it sets an incredible example to their sons that they have strong mums they can look up to.
As a part of the Fremantle family, our son is going to have so many Aunties!
I can’t wait to have him around the club, just like we have Leo, Harvey and Ollie.
We won’t have any shortage of babysitters, I know that for a fact.
It’s always been important for me to celebrate Mothers Day.
Without my Mum, I know I’d be 100 per cent lost.
It’s important to reflect on how much she’s been through and how much she’s done for me and my siblings without even thinking about it, so I’m very thankful for her.
Happy Mother’s Day everyone.