The lactation nurse who was seeing me when I was told I needed to admit my son to the NICU was the one I would end up seeing for breast-feeding support. Every Tuesday for a month my husband myself and my son would all go to my appointment. Continue reading
If I had the chance to go back and redo all of this over again I would do it in a heartbeat. Continue reading
When I went for my 6 week postpartum checkup my midwife went over the difference of the baby blues and postpartum depression. Continue reading
We were discharged Thursday night at 8pm and we were finally home around 9pm. The nurses made sure to schedule a follow up with his pediatrician the following day. Continue reading
It was Wednesday morning and my husband and I were on our way back to the hospital for the baby wellness checkup. At this point we hadn’t had our son home with us for a full 24 hours and we were both still on less than 4 hours of sleep in a span of 5 days. Continue reading
All babies are checked for Jaundice when they’re born. Jaundice is the yellowing of the skin and eyes due to higher levels of bilirubin. Bilirubin is a yellow substance that the body creates when it replaces old red blood cells and is removed from the body by the baby’s bowel movements. Continue reading
Breastfeeding—one of the most natural things that should happen between a mother and her baby.
When you hear about pregnancies, deliveries, and postpartum recoveries, more than likely you’re getting the sugar coated version. Continue reading
June 15th I had an appointment to see my midwife for a routine check up. While I was there she checked to see if I had started to dilate. Much to my surprise Continue reading
I was extremely lucky when it came to my pregnancy. Continue reading
Thanks for joining me on my journey of healing my mind during postpartum and becoming the best mom I can be for my son!
I’m starting this blog not only to help myself, but to help anyone else who can relate to me in their postpartum journey. Many times I’ve felt alone in what I’ve been going through, like I was the only one having these feelings or troubles as a new Mom. Feeling this way made me feel that maybe I wasn’t a good enough mom to my son or that something was missing in my connection with him. I knew my emotional state was different and I couldn’t just snap out of it on my own so I decided that I had to find a solution so that I could be the mom my son deserved. My journey with my son has been our own unique journey where we’ve had our bad and our good. I’m at the point in my life where I am working on not letting the bad outweigh the good. In this blog I’ll share my own story starting with my pregnancy and go to present time. Everyone’s journey is so different but no journey is less important than another’s. No matter what a mom goes through, small or big, their feelings should always be valued and their cries should always be heard. I hope that with blogging about my experience I can come to peace with my experiences.
“In the end, I am the only one who can give my son a happy mother who loves life”