I wrote out this postpartum recovery checklist after my FIRST baby, knowing I’d want to be better prepared the 2nd time around
And yet, the 2nd time around I still showed up at the hospital with a half packed labor bag, and a mostly ignored postpartum recovery checklist.
If you’ve come upon this post in a desperate search (painful urination postpartum perhaps?) well, I’m guessing it’s not all fun and games for you either.
I swore that when I was all recovered and back at blogging, I would write the helpful postpartum stuff I couldn’t find online anywhere while I was healing and googling.
Googling things like how to pee postpartum without crying (or feeling like you’d rather give birth all over again).
It’s something that you really can’t comprehend until you’ve done it. And even then, when you’ve done it, postpartum still seems like a hazy + baffling time.
The postpartum experience is shocking, to say the least.
A low breast milk supply.
As a new mother, this has been one of the most frustrating hurdles I’ve faced. (Wondering if your tiny babe is unhappy because he is hungry is a particularly yucky kind of frustrating.)
When the squishy baby was new we had more than a few breastfeeding struggles – including jaundice, lip & tongue tie, and thrush – all working together to create a low milk supply.
~ I'm on a new adventure with the Squishy Baby, figuring out this mommy thing one day at a time. Raising little people while keeping our homes and finances under control might be a challenge, but it's one I'm excited to tackle... and I want to encourage you to tackle it too.
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