The beginning of breastfeeding was challenging, but for me, the end was even harder
I honestly don’t even know where to begin. As a new mom of an 8 week old, sleep will motivate me to do pretty much anything. I’m used to living off of naps, and sleeping for 2-3 hour stretches (none of which occur during the day). Any time I would put Noah down, and I… Continue reading How I Got My Newborn to Sleep in a Bassinet
Things to Pack in your hospital bag Oh, the hospital bag. This thing is built up to be a crazy important item. I mean, sure, it is. But after having gone through that hospital stay, I would not have stressed about it NEARLY as much as I did. I did not have peace of mind… Continue reading What to Pack In Your Hospital Bag
All anyone ever told me was “it’s a HUGE needle going into your back, and you need to stay very still otherwise you’ll get paralyzed” No pressure, right? I was extremely nervous about getting this ‘giant needle’ I’d like to say I was mentally prepared for it. I mean, I did have 9 months to… Continue reading What is it Like Getting an Epidural?
Towards the end of my pregnancy, all I kept asking myself was “How will I know I’m in labor?” All anyone kept telling me was “Oh, you will KNOW” Very reassuring, right? “It’s like super intense period cramps” the doctors would tell me. They couldn’t be more accurate. There’s no other way to describe it.… Continue reading What is Labor Really Like?
I’m so excited to start this journey 9 months of being pregnant. 8 weeks postpartum. I’m ready!! Wait, can I actually do this? Yeah, that little ego likes to come in and make me question everything. It all comes down to the core belief “I’m not good enough”. Somewhere deep inside, I have this belief… Continue reading 8 Thoughts That Came Up When I Took My ‘Before’ Pictures
It sounds so simple. Feed the baby from your breast. Have him latch on, and he’ll be done in about 15 mins. Quick process right? Wrong. So wrong. During my pregnancy, a local store (Babies R Us) was hosting a free breastfeeding class. Of course I dragged Joe along with me (he is a complete… Continue reading Breastfeeding During the First Week