• Postpartum,  Pregnancy

    Postpartum-Round 2

    So I’m technically still in the postpartum stage, or fourth trimester as some lovingly call it. Does it ever actually end? But I wanted to recap some major postpartum differences for me this time around. I shared a lot about postpartum when I first started this website, but this time around has been way different for me. I want to share again to highlight how different pregnancies are, even within one person. I don’t think there is such a thing as a “normal” pregnancy or postpartum time because they are all so different. Recovering from having Genevieve who was 7 lbs 9 oz was WAY different from recovering from Oliver…

  • Postpartum,  Pregnancy

    Postpartum

    I’m not going to lie, this is the hardest of these three posts to write. One because it’s probably the most personal and two because I’ve seen a lot of posts about the postpartum experience and how difficult it is and how many unexpected things happen to you after you give birth. I’ll just lay it out there, this isn’t one of those posts. I knew what I was getting into before I got pregnant. I knew there was a very good chance I would be left with stretch marks and it might take me years to get the baby weight off. I knew postpartum depression was very real and…