Have you ever noticed how so much of our time during pregnancy is spent preparing for child birth and very little of it is spent preparing for EVERYTHING that comes after? We spend hours upon hours to prepare us for child birth, which in comparison to the postpartum period and new parenthood is really a blip on the radar, and yet its often us and the internet at 2am trying to fumble our way through the first few months of new parenthood.
The internet became my go to resource for so much information postpartum, and in those frantic searches for answers I realized how unprepared I felt. And I am guessing I wasn't alone in that.
My google search bar was filled with so many "how do !...
...know if baby's too warm?
...know if baby's too cold?
...know if baby has a good latch?
...know if <insert almost anything here> is safe for baby?
Do you know what wasn't in my google search bar? "How do I take care of myself postpartum?"
Here's where I'd like to help you prepare. Here are five things I wish I had done (or was so happy I did) prior to baby's birth or early into the postpartum period that will help you navigate the rough waters of new parenthood:
Wisdom and insight with a dash of humor to help guide you on your journey through motherhood.