The first three weeks of motherhood has been a complete whirlwind. I cant believe Olivia is almost a month old!
The first week was probably the hardest yet most amazing week of my life. My hormones went into overdrive which made me a complete bawl bag. I would cry happy tears just by looking at Liv and then 20 min later I would cry because I felt like I was not being helpful enough around the house. Oh and poor Drew, if he looked at me slightly odd, I would cry.Around week 2 things seemed to level out, but I keep a box of tissues handy just in case.
Day three your body feels like it was hit by a semi. You hurt in places you never knew you could. When people advise you to stay on top of your pain meds… listen to them! Breast Feeding is also hard hard work. Liv had a hard time latching on and my milk did not fully come int until 72 hours after birth, so I felt like she was not getting enough to eat. You are taking care of such a tiny human being and feeling like you can provide them with something is the worst feeling. Word of advice to new mamas, utilize the lactation consultant at the hospital and do not be afraid to ask tons of questions.
Sleep well that is a thing of the past. I was lucky to have slept like a baby the first 7 months of my pregnancy. Around 8 months I started to get uncomfortable and 9 months is when my contractions started. Liv has her days and nights mixed up, so she thinks its time to play around 10pm to 2 am. I know I can always sleep later, even if its a cat nap while standing in line at starbucks.
I always tend to focus on the positive things on my blog, but being a mom is tough and the hardest job I have ever had. Everyday I learn something new about myself and our beautiful baby girl. Would I change any second of it, absolutely not. This little girl has changed my life and I thank God everyday for her.
Have a great day!