|1 week PP with my first on the left, 1 week PP with #2 on right|
Emotionally, it has been MUCH better. I keep thinking to myself "so this is what its like to take care of a newborn without being terribly depressed." The first few days I felt a little numb. Not it a bad way, just like everything that happened was so surreal. Our wedding day took a few days to sink in too. I keep waiting for it to hit me! Even at 3 weeks post-partum, it still hasn't hit me. I relive her birth several times a day, and am obsessed with looking at the birth photos. The NSFW ones. I am very proud of myself, but also haven't given myself all the credit I deserve. I think once the birth seems real, that part will come with it too. Nursing is going great. Its amazing how much confidence you have in breastfeeding the second time around.
I feel so much more confident in my body in general. I have been at such peace with birth even before I went into labor. Our bodies are amazing. I cannot tell you how exciting it was to have my body go into labor, without any form of induction. To labor and birth without any interventions. This entire experience just reaffirmed the trust I have in my body.
|Little Miss Hattie|