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Six Months Postpartum and Caffeine

Coffee, coffee, coffee! Okay, I have a love hate relationship with caffeine. Until now, on my postpartum journey, I have avoided caffeine. Why? Because until now, I wanted to take a nap at a moments notice. I was trying to do the “nap when baby naps” thing because I was so tired all the time… Continue reading Six Months Postpartum and Caffeine

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Twenty-two weeks Postpartum and Camping

We went camping! I didn’t grow up camping, but I have always liked being outdoors, so I think I could get used to it. Husband, grew up camping, but he much prefers the indoor world, so even though we’ve been married almost four years we haven’t gone camping just us. Then enters Henry. Henry can’t… Continue reading Twenty-two weeks Postpartum and Camping

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Ten Weeks Postpartum and Life Gets Easier

Note: I am late to posting this. I had written it early May 2017, now here we are in July. Henry has been letting me get 8 hours of sleep or more each night for the past two weeks, so I might come back to the blogging world. We’ll see… I’m ten weeks in and… Continue reading Ten Weeks Postpartum and Life Gets Easier

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Postpartum Weeks Four & Five and “A Day in the Life”

When does a day start again? Since being a mom to a new little life that answer is a bit less clear. Usually I am trying to sleep from about 11pm until about 11am, and then I find a nap somewhere in the afternoon. I’m five weeks in and Baby Henry sleeps pretty well at… Continue reading Postpartum Weeks Four & Five and “A Day in the Life”

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Postpartum Week Two & Three and Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is no joke! The first two weeks, especially, were difficult. They say breastfeeding isn’t painful if you’re doing it right, but I was doing it “right” and it often hurt like the dickens until week three when I had finally formed callouses. (Now past week four I can say there is little to no… Continue reading Postpartum Week Two & Three and Breastfeeding

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Not Our Birth Plan

When you’re pregnant there’s talk about birth plans and dreaming up your ideal birth. These are good! However, our birth did not go anything like we dreamed. Much of what we said we didn’t want to do we had to do in our labor and birth. About the only preferences we were left with were: healthy baby,… Continue reading Not Our Birth Plan