Wearsheis: postpartum during Covid-19

New year, and wearsheis.com is back with a mommy makeover. The past two years has had its ups and downs with Covid-19, and bringing a baby into this environment has been more stressful than it would without a pandemic. This is my postpartum experience so far. I’ve been dealing with what I would call a mild touch of postpartum depression. Although I don’t feel overly sad, these past few months have been a challenge. I feel like I’m still recovering from labor. Although  Mia “popped right out”….it was painful and no one talks about the healing process when you leave the hospital. Breastfeeding exclusively is an amazing bonding experience with my baby, but it can be very taxing. I sometimes feel like I don’t have control over my own body, and I haven’t had a “good night’s rest” since Kenzie was born. I knew bringing home a newborn with a toddler would be an adjustment, but I didn’t think it would be this hard. When I look in the mirror, I don’t recognize myself and it saddens me that I haven’t “snapped back” yet, or if I ever will…..but then I think of what God has done for me, and my family. He has given us two healthy, beautiful girls who I know will be lead by God. I would do anything for them. My body went through amazing things for them to be here, and I am learning to love the new me. My love for my children exceeds any word that I can come up with. When I feel sad, I know joy comes in the morning. I remember that I am a daughter of Christ, and although I am not perfect, I serve a perfect God. 

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