From induction to delivery, the entire process took 27 hours, and it still felt like the moment a person came out of me happened really fast.“Suddenly” the doctor was holding a baby... “What the fuuuuuuck?? How did a person just come out of me?”
I know, A LOT of products promise to stop/reverse your stretch marks, but I want to let you know that if those don’t work for you, you’re not alone. Nine out of ten pregnancies result in (at least a few) stretch marks, and no amount of shea butter will change that.
When well meaning parents told me how fast those early days went, they were trying to tell me to remain present and take it all in, or like “Don’t sweat the small stuff.” Which is a nice sentiment, but what I wish someone had said when I was exhausted and he wasn’t sleeping was, “this part will be over soon.”
As I reflect on 2020, I am realizing that I’m feeling more like myself than I can remember. Almost two years into motherhood and I am just now feeling like when I take a deep breath I can fully exhale. This is why Birth Order means so much to me - even with a good experience, the transition to motherhood is HARD.
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Mothers are supposed to have all of the answers, but really motherhood is just one big question after another. We believe that all mothers are doing their best and aim to create a community which allows for different versions of that.
In 2019 I had my son, left a job that I loved, & moved my family from NYC back to my hometown in Missouri. I believe that it takes a village to raise a child and wanted my parents and siblings to have a hand in his upbringing — as well as aunts, uncles, cousins, second cousins...you get the idea.