It’s been nearly two weeks and I am still in shock that I am a mother. I still feel like I’m taking care of this little baby, but he isn’t mine. Like this is a dream and I haven’t woken up. Owning my new role is still hard to grasp even though I’ve been preparing for it since the beginning of the year. I’ve never been so overwhelmed in my life yet so happy. Charlie has given me a moment to slow down and take in the little things. I can’t move as fast as I always have. And that’s okay. I’m living each moment, day by day.
Now I’ve had TONS of advice on babies. People have no problem sharing their insights and I’ve asked a lot of questions. But what I didn’t think too hard about is what would happen to ME after baby. I didn’t think about my recovery. I just thought how I would adjust to a new member and exhaustion from lack of sleep.
If you don’t want to know what happens to a woman when she gives birth, then this post probably isn’t for you and I would stop reading right now. This post is for all you moms-to-be that are preparing for one of the most miraculous days of your life and then what to do after.