2 weeks postpartum

Me Paulette

I haven’t recently updated you all on what’s been going on in my life. So let me do that now! Exactly 2 weeks ago I gave birth to my beautiful daughter Paulette. I’ve given birth before so I thought I knew what I was in for, but in reality it was very different. Push time was faster, but the recovery has been taking longer than it did my first time. I’m exclusively breastfeeding and that has taken about 70 percent of my time. I love to be able to provide for my baby in that way, but at the same time feel exhausted with the time that I have to spend in my room feeding her. I’m still adjusting, but I was blessed to have my health insurance cover a Medela Pump. Those of you who know about breast pumps know that Medela is an amazing brand. Anyway, I’ve decided to begin pumping meanwhile still breastfeeding my daughter. I want to eventually get to the point where I can bottle feed the breast milk to my baby. That way I’m not confined to my room or wherever to feed my child. My husband is home for a month so it’s been nice, but I’m still trying to figure out my rhythm here at home. With everything that needs to get done around the house, my toddler and my 10 year old running around, my newborn’s eating demands and more, ┬áthere’s little time to have to myself. I’m making the time, though. Every little bit counts! All you new mommies out there, share below how you’re coping with the changes of not only motherhood, but time constraints and things like that. Thank you all for stopping by!

Jenni C.