Month: February 2016

truth about post partum period

Postpartum period is…

Towards the end of the first week since the little one was born I thought I would have a total breakdown. I was so weak from the infection I had during and after labour, still on antibiotics and frankly feeling sorry for myself. The question: what have we done with our life? Has crossed my mind and I’m not ashamed of it. The reality of life with a newborn for some is such that it’s completely and utterly overwhelming. For some. Apparently there are mothers who love every minute of early motherhood, just as there are some babies who sleep in 6h stretches from the 2nd week. Or it’s just another myth, perhaps simply a lie. In my postnatal group Motherspace the rule is that if your baby sleeps through the night you keep this information to yourself. It’s a good rule. Anyway, the point of this post was to chat openly and honestly about the postpartum period. It turns out I knew close to nothing about postpartum despite my medical knowledge. Th emotional side …

Motherhood: month 1

I decided to document the moments and details of our first weeks with the little one. My memory fails these days and sleep deprivation doesn’t help to remember the little snippets of our life I want to treasure. In those posts I will try to focus only on the positives. It will be my positivity journal of early motherhood. From those first four weeks I want to remember the moment she came out, the relief I felt and the instant happiness. She was placed on my chest as soon as she was born, her body was warm and there was hardly any vernix on her skin. I kept kissing her little face and I remember her cheeks and shoulders felt warm and soft. I want to remember her face after she finishes nursing on my breast. That turtle look she perfected in her first days of life and still does every time she finishes feeding. The way she tucks her head in between my breasts and puts both her hands under her chin to sleep on her tummy on …