She’s here! Our baby daughter arrived mid-September and our lives have been changed forever. Motherhood has so far been exhausting and scary because I felt like I had no clue what I was doing, but after almost two months I’m slowly getting the hang of it.
The first few days were especially hard – I was a wreck from sleep deprivation and a hormonal mess, and frantically just trying to keep her alive. Was she getting enough breastmilk?, I worried sleeplessly. Nobody tells you breastfeeding can be so hard! Some mothers and babies are lucky and are just “in sync” from the start, but for many others, there are a million possible obstacles to this most natural method of nourishment and sustenance. I could write pages about this experience alone, but we’ll save that for another time.
Baby is now on a combination of breastmilk and formula, and she’s healthy and happy as a peach. Her life consists of eating, pooping, sleeping, and repeat. As she’s fast growing and becoming her own person with a unique personality, it’s hard to believe that just weeks ago this beautiful creature was inside my belly. Yes, parenthood comes with all the sleepless nights, never-ending diaper changes, and bouts of fussiness, but all those hardships are nothing compared to the joy I feel when I look into her adorable eyes. I’m in love like I’ve never been in love before…
Lastly, here’s the memorable breakfast I had in the hospital just before I gave birth.