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While I was pregnant with Everly, I felt like I was back in school, trying to teach myself an entirely new subject. I wanted to know anything and everything about the baby’s development, how labor “should” go and I researched the crap out of baby products and equipment. What I didn’t brush up on though, was the random things that would occur within the first few days and weeks of a baby’s life. In an effort to help new mamas out there, I’m going to be 100% transparent and open about these things. I hope that my experience can help you have an easier time with postpartum. I’m not saying it’s been bad for me, but it was definitely overwhelming navigating through it blindly.
1. You’re Going to Get Real Personal with Strangers
Okay, I knew going into this that I would have people seeing my lady bits. But wow, you will be humbled! I am already a very self-conscious person, but when you’re in labor, you will. not. care. So many random people saw me in my most vulnerable state, and none of it mattered. I will admit, having the lactation consultant come in after I gave birth and grab my boobs did still alarm me. But hey, everyone is professional and this is the norm for them, even when it’s not normal for you.
2. Recovery is a B*TCH
Yikes, and I thought the unexpected, natural delivery was bad… Sure, that pain lasted for a couple of hours. But the few days following delivery are bruuuutal. If you read my labor story, then you know I had a vaginal delivery. This unfortunately led to me having to get an episiotomy and get stitches, which made recovery that much more difficult for me. Just getting out of bed was a struggle. Going to the bathroom was terrible. I literally wore adult diapers for days!
3. Stock Up Early on Postpartum Necessities
I stocked up on things that I thought I’d need at home for myself after delivering a baby. Honestly, find the biggest-granniest looking pads and panties and you’re golden. I didn’t think I’d use the adult diapers, but yep I’d recommend those as well! (I liked these ones.) I made some “pad-cicles” (you can find the instructions on Pinterest) and kept them in my freezer just in case too. The hospital should send you home with a heaping supply of things as well. I personally didn’t care for the mesh underwear and pads they gave me, so I opted for those sexy depends for the first few days.
4. You Still Look Pregnant
Most people know about this one, but I didn’t realize your stomach takes a while to de-bloat. I wish I remembered to get a photo while I was in the hospital. I remember looking at myself in the mirror at the hospital and looking like I was 6 months pregnant. It was bizarre. Plus, your stomach is going to look and feel so strange. It’s totally normal.
5. Breastfeeding is Natural (But Not Really)
I don’t care who you are, breastfeeding is something you can’t really be prepared for when you’re a first-time mom. They say it’s completely natural, but you and your baby both have to learn together. And the first few days are painful! I cried in the hospital because I couldn’t get Everly to get that perfect latch. I ended up getting a blood blister and that made breastfeeding even more painful for me. Don’t be ashamed to ask for help! And keep your new BFF, nipple cream, with you at all times. It WILL get better.
6. Breastfeeding Boobs <<<
Say goodbye to the days of wearing cute backless or strapless tops for a while. And also adios to being able to not wear a bra or just wear a comfy, thin sports bra. Postpartum boobs are not fun. They will leak. They will hurt. They will not look appealing. I remember the day my milk came in, I KNEW it because I was telling people I felt like the mom from Mean Girls. Literally, rocks on your chest.
7. Learn to Love Your Postpartum Body
I’m still working on this one. You carried a baby in your belly for 9+ months, so naturally your body is not going to be the same ever again. I have stretch marks, extra baby weight and I still haven’t been able to fit into my old jeans. And that IS OKAY. When I put on clothes, I cringe because they don’t look the way they used to. It’s something that just takes time, and I’m learning to love myself. Did you even know you can have a wrinkly belly button?! Because I didn’t! Lol. Hello there extra skin, nice to meet you!
(P.s. Screw all of those picture-perfect Instagram models who act like they’re back to their pre-pregnancy bodies within a week. That’s completely unrealistic for most moms.)
8. It’s Going to Take FOREVER to Get Things Done Around the House
Trust me when I say, it’s hard to get the simplest things done around the house with a newborn. Jake and I would feel accomplished if we just got a basket of laundry folded. Now putting it away, that’s an entirely new task! We’ve never had a messier house. But it’ll get better with time.
9. You Will Cry. A Lot.
Pregnancy hormones are no joke, but post-partum hormones…. Yeah, you’ll shed tears. I remember bursting into tears for no reason whatsoever the first few days of Everly’s life. Whether it was from happiness because she was actually mine, or frustration from her not falling asleep at 2am, there were lots of tears.
10. There’s No Such Thing as a “Quick” Errand
Gone are the days of running to the store real quick. Before you leave the house with a newborn, you have to make sure she’s fed, burped and changed, you have the diaper bag prepped, get her into her car seat and lug that thing into the car. And once you get to wherever you’re going, you have to bring the baby with you in her car seat, wrap or stroller. Just expect to take a lot longer both while getting ready to get out of the house and while you are out.
11. Your Relationship will Change
Your relationship with your significant other will change, regardless if you want it to or not. Jake and I have been together for over 8 years, but having a baby has brought us closer. There have also been moments where our relationship has suffered because of it. It’s important to make time for each other and keep open communication with one another. You’re both learning how to do this parenting thing!
12. Everything Takes Time
Having a baby is a major adjustment. There are going to be awesome days and there will be days where you think “what the hell am I doing?”. It will all get better with time and experience. There’s really no perfect pathway to learning to become a parent, but you’ll get into your groove eventually. Just remember it’s all completely normal.
What other things do you wish you knew before having a baby? Tell me your thoughts!
As a first-time mom, I had no idea what would happen to my life once my baby girl arrived. I did my research (Google was my new BFF).
Looking back now, 11 years later, falling in love was so easy. We were attracted to each other, we were both single, we didn't have many serious responsibilities yet, and we had plenty of time. Time to get to know one another and how to care for each other. Time to adventure together and learn who we were both as a couple and as individuals, too.
We now have seven years of marriage under our belts and six years of parenthood. Every day we're learning how to be a stronger team throughout the curveballs life (and our kids) throw at us.
(And believe me, there are plenty.)
Like a toddler who could most likely climb to the top of the Empire State Building without ropes, Free Solo style. Or the bed wetting. Or the crib escaping. Or all the childcare puzzle pieces. Or the beauty and pain of watching our kids need us less as they become more independent. Or the daily doses of attitudes, whining fits, and meltdowns—all from three children who we created ourselves.
These curveballs can feel like a lot. Some days are so exhausting, I could fall asleep the second you walk through the door.
And some days are so trying, I could drive off into the sunset the second you walk through the door. (I would come back, I promise.)
These years that we've been raising young children together have felt heavy because they're full. Full of twists and turns, of guilt and exhaustion, of happiness and growth.
They've felt heavy because of the weight. The weight of the worries on our minds, the anxiety in our hearts, the stress on our bodies.
And through it all, I see you, and all the many ways you care for me.
The little things are so huge to me, especially after a long day.
Like making a cup of my favorite tea and delivering it to me on the couch. Bringing home Ben & Jerry's when you can tell my texts are short and so, my fuse might be, too.
Giving me a back rub when I complain about my aches. Watching the movies I pick out over and over again without complaining.
Listening to me vent without looking at your phone or brushing my worries off to move onto something else. Sitting with me when I need to cry. Reassuring me when I feel like I have no idea what I'm doing.
The mornings that start with you delivering me a cup of coffee in bed before you head to work are the BEST. It may seem like a small act of love, but it feels like a big, giant hug from you. (And I love getting those from you, too.)
You're the sole weekend diaper changer because you're at work during most of the weekday changes. You're the laundry master, the middle-of-the-night potty helper, the toy assembler, the hair washer and consequently, the soap-getter-out-of-the-eyer.
You're my partner, my equal. My spouse and my best friend.
All the little things that you do for me, for us, add up to a huge pile of gratefulness, respect, validation and appreciation.
They show me—like I aim to show you by the way I care for you—that you see me as a human. Not just the mother of your children. Not just the family chef. Not just the breastfeeder. Not just the chauffeur. Not just the magic maker, boo-boo healer, or errand-runner.
You see that woman you fell in love with 11 years ago. The woman I've grown into. The woman I'm aspiring to be; always aiming to better myself. You notice the effort I'm putting in and you look me in the eyes to let me know you're proud.
That's the big stuff. And I'm grateful for that too.
You see me trying to dig out from under all this motherhood and find myself again. Did I get lost? I'm not sure exactly. I mostly think I've just evolved. Am evolving. But I do think I've lost touch with myself a little along the way, and you're always encouraging me to find my way back.
Thank you for the little stuff, the big stuff. The invisible stuff, the grandeur stuff. The simple stuff, the complicated stuff. The stuff that comes easy to you, the stuff that you'd probably rather not do but you do anyway because you love me.
Thank you for being in this with me.
Thank you for staying steady when I'm standing on shaky ground.
And thank you for catching those curveballs when I can't.
It's so hard for me to relate to what it felt like to have a baby with “issues” or what it felt like to receive a tentative diagnosis of LCA and blindness.
Did you just receive a good news that someone close to you just had a new baby girl to their family or someone close to you is welcoming a new Baby girl to their life. This is a thing of joy and you would surely would be happy for them because children are good fruit of every union, they come into a blessed family to make it more blessed and interesting. They bring joy and smile to everyone face and unite the family by making it stronger and better.
Baby girls are like princess in their new home, everyone treats them with so much joy and care because they are very tender and fragile.
After our 9 month months of expectations, the bundle of joy is finally here and it’s a a Baby girl. If you’re thinking of the right words to congratulate the family on the arrival of their new baby girl or just something nice to say to show that you’re really happy for them.
#1: Congratulations on the arrival of your princess, she is really a beauty to behold and the cutest baby girl I have ever seen.
#2: What wonderful news about your new little baby girl! I know she will bring many blessings to your life. Congratulations and blessings for you and your family.
#3: Congratulations on your new little girl. I know that you will be a wonderful mother. Good luck and let me know if you need anything.
#4: Your little baby girl is so adorable and cute like you, I’m sure she’ll grow up with a good heart because she would be raise by kind-hearted people. Congratulations on the birth of your baby girl.
#5: Thank you for the message and the picture of your new little girl. She is so beautiful! Congratulations, and if you need anything at all, please let me know.
#6: Now you have a brand new princess to yourself, I can’t be more happier for you, congratulations on the birth of your cute princess.
#7: Baby girls are their mother’s best friend and their father’s little princess, she is adored and cared for by all. Congratulations on the birth of cute princess.
#8: I’m sending my loads of love and hugs for you and the cute one that you brought to the world. Congratulations darling.
#9: We are thankful to heaven for this cute gift that you have, she is indeed a blessing and a special one, we pray her life would be as special and incredible as she is. Congratulations on the birth of your baby girl.
#10: Some people fantasize about angels and dream of paradise but you’re one of the lucky ones to hold an angel in her arm and I’m sure she will make your home a paradise. Congratulations on the birth of your new Baby girl.
#11: It’s true that you cannot buy happiness but I’m glad because you’ve been blessed with a bundle of happiness from heaven. Congratulations on the birth of your princess.
#12: Your little princess with the tender feet is here, she’s got the cutest face just like yours. Congratulations on the birth of your baby girl.
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#13: Congratulations on the birth of your cute daughter, I’m sure she will fill your lives with sweetness.
#14: We raise our cups high to congratulate you on the birth of your cute princess, cheers to your new load of joy, much love from here. Congratulations on the birth of your baby girl.
#15: Congratulations darling on the birth of your princess, she will grow up in love and the grace of God, my love and hugs for her.
#16: This is a sign of God’s love for us and a reminder that we are being watched after by an angel, your baby is one of the evidence that angels truly exist. Congratulations on the birth of your baby girl.
#17: Your princess may look small in size but she is the queen of our heart because she won our heart with her cuteness. Congratulations on the birth of a princess.
#18: Congratulations on the arrival of your long awaited blessing, it is finally here and you’ve done a great job.
#19: Congratulations on the birth of your cute princess, May she grow up with love and gracious heart. Welcome to the world little one.
#20: I am welcoming you into this world little one, I hope you find all the joy and happiness the world has to offer. Congratulations on the birth of your cute princess.
#21: You just got a new job because you passed the interview, welcome to your new responsibility of parenthood. Congratulations on the birth of your baby girl.
#22: The room has been painted Pink and now it is time to decorate the room with baby dolls and teddy bears, all this because you have been blessed with a cute baby girl. Congratulations to you and your family on the birth of your princess.
#23: The birth of a baby girl is so magical and filled with lots of sweet things, you are one of the lucky one to experience this magic and I’m happy to be sharing this joy with you. Congratulations darling on the birth of your cute baby girl.
#24: Now we have got a princess in the the king’s palace, the king and the queen have long awaited for your arrival and it’s our pleasure that you are here now. Congratulations on the birth of your princess.
#25: My wishes today for you is that may your little princess grow stronger, healthier and full of intelligence. Congratulations dearest!
#1: Congratulations on the birth of your baby girl, sometimes she’ll cry so much that you won’t know what to do, she’ll pull your hairs and want to try on all of your shoes and sometimes mess up the whole house, however one thing is sure she will bring you more joy than you can ever imagine, anytime she does all of this, just pick her up and look into her eyes, you’ll find more joy than you ever imagine. Once again, congratulations on the birth of your baby girl.
#2: All I can say is congratulations on finishing this race and the long journey, I know it has really been an heck of race but you’re truly a winner because you finish with a medal. Congratulations on the birth of your cute princess.
#3: As you welcome a princess into your lives, I pray May you always remember her birth for joy , may the memories of her growing up be one of the best memories you cherished, may her cute smile brings you peace of mind and may she make you a proud parent.
#4: I’m wishing you the very best on the arrival of your baby girl, may she bring more joy to the family, more laughter and more happiness to you and your family.
In life, it just doesn't get much happier than the arrival of a new baby. One moment, there is simply the dream of this unknown, but already-loved.