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.
The birth of a baby is life changing; the sort of event that will always teach us new things. But the birth of my second baby showed me something totally unexpected – it showed me how badly I missed out on ENJOYING the precious moments of the first week at home with me first baby. The first week with baby (or the first month, even) is a special and unique time… and there’s truly no way to be fully prepared for it.
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).
Congratulations on your baby! …and sorry that your ‘downstairs’ is a terrible disaster. (Don’t worry – it heals.) But you need to know about sitz baths postpartum. One of the very best things I did postpartum – once I was home from the hospital – was taking a sitz bath twice per day.
Hi, I’m Carly! Full-time stay at home mom, full-time blogger. This little corner of the internet allows me to earn an income from home while being the primary and central influence on my kids in their formative years… and I hope to encourage and equip other moms to do the same, because I believe that on purpose – and present is one of the BEST things we can be as mothers.
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