I mentioned some of this in the video but I’m going to reiterate it here because it needs to be said…maybe even twice!
The first few months are hard!
I knew having a baby was hard work but I really wasn’t expecting it to be as difficult as it was.
I feel like people don’t really talk about it and that is so frustrating.
It’s almost as if we are afraid to mention anything other than butterflies and rainbows because of the judgement that might follow.
And if you ever judge someone for talking about how challenging raising kids can be…shame on you.
We need to be able to talk about it openly and we need to get support back…because it isn’t easy!
I like to think that we have a fairly “easy” baby. He isn’t colicky…he hasn’t been sick…he is generally happy…and we still had a hard time in the beginning.
For a while, new babies don’t do much other than cry, sleep and eat. So although you are completely head over heels in love with this new little human…you can also be completely exhausted and wondering if your life is ever going to get back to being somewhat normal.
Not to mention you’ll be sitting in your sweats covered in spit up, you haven’t showered for a few days and your baby is crying for what seems like no reason…and someone will post a picture on Instagram in full hair and makeup out to lunch with their one month old like it’s the easiest thing in the world to do!
And maybe it is for some people but I like to think that most of us struggle a little bit more.
With that being said…the last month things have gotten so much easier!
It’s almost like we all just figured each other out. Grey is so much more content and willing to just hang out with us.
He doesn’t need to be held 24/7 anymore and is just turning into his own little person.
So if you are like me and struggling through the first couple of months…it really does get easier!!
I wanted to talk about breastfeeding since I mentioned it a little bit in my one month postpartum update.
It’s going fairly well.
One day out of no where my “let down” decided to become full force!
I couldn’t feel it before but I can definitely feel it now and poor little Grey really struggled with it at first. He would just pull off my boob and start choking! I felt so bad!
I talked to a couple lactation consultants and did some googling and so I started feeding him laying down.
I lay on my back with him across my body so that gravity isn’t pushing milk into his mouth.
This really helps a lot and pretty much solved the problem.
Except for when we aren’t at home. It’s pretty hard to find a spot in public to just lay completely flat and feed your baby!!
If I am out and about I’ll just recline the front seat in the car and that works pretty well.
If I absolutely have to feed him sitting up I’ll just pull him off when I feel my let down come and cover myself with a blanket until it’s finished.
(If you have never breastfed this probably doesn’t make any sense to you…haha but hopefully it will help those of you who have this same problem!)
Other than that it is going great and he has been exclusively breastfed since birth!
I cannot believe we are already three months in!
I just sit and stare at him sometimes and feel so incredibly blessed to be his Mom.