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Tuesday, December 06, 2011


What a lovely post. Welcome to the club!

Also, Ella was a mega-easy newborn, and still, in those first few weeks, I just felt like the rest of my life would be frantically leaping into bed the minute she fell asleep so I could get any rest at all.

Goodness, woman, I just cannot relate. I can sympathize until the cows come home but I just.....I am awed by motherhood practically every day.



I feel like I could have written this exact post. Well, not the staying at home part, but everything else. Michael and I had multiple conversations about how we wanted to kill everyone who told us to enjoy our "magical time." There was nothing magical about those first few weeks. Maybe the magic is that I didn't have a complete mental breakdown?

I also remember having many "it's getting better, right?" conversations. We still have them. Thankfully, you're right, it was getting better and it still is. But at the same time, if you told me I was pregnant I think I might die. DIE.

I need to add that Hannah is just the cutest little girl. Seriously, that face!! The internet needs to see more of her. I'm so glad she's marrying Ollie.

so many things I want to say. I remember our talks about this and I'm proud of you for doing it. It's not easy. Especially wondering if you'll be happy, and if you're ruining your career forever (that is something I struggled with the most).

I'm sorry that the first few weeks were so hard. It sounds like you really aren't alone in that assessment. Hannah is freaking adorable though. Her eyebrows and eyes are so expressive.

I think you're doing a great job. And I'm sure the people at your old job are missing you a lot, too.

Good for you. Being a Stay At Home Mom was the hardest thing I've ever done, seriously, but I do miss it. There are lots of parts I don't miss, but the part where I knew for sure that my kids were getting me when they needed me? I miss that. You are going to do great. Hang in there. Seriously.

What a great post! I'm so glad it's gotten better and that you were able to fulfill this dream. How wonderful!

I think the first month or two is SOOO hard. It was less hard with the second, though I did have PPD with the second, so it wasn't exactly all sparkly and shiny. But the transition from one kid to two was WAY easier for me than the transition from zero kids to one. I'm so glad you're enjoying it more.

It's easier with the second, just because of perspective. Even in the middle of the hormones, you can somehow remind yourself that "this too shall pass". And ditto -R-, I tell people all the time that 1-to-2 kids is MUCH easier than 0-to-1 kid because there's less shock.

Gah, she is just so beautiful! I'm glad that it has gotten better. I can't even imagine how difficult those first few days must be. I don't think it's something anyone can ever be prepared for.

Oh dear. I am late to this, but darling, this was my newborn experience:


Yep. That's me. That was my horrible, ridiculous newborn experience. Newborns are TERRIBLE.

And I'm totally pregnant again and will do it again, and I am mostly a SAHM.

It gets better. OH YES IT DOES. My first kid is almost three and I get LOTS of sleep and naps and time to myself and I read and you know, it happens FAST.

I'm happy for you.

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