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Little tidbits: postpartum recovery

[About postpartum recovery: part 3 of 6 originally published here as part of “100 things I’ve learned about pregnancy, birth, babies, and motherhood” in honor of my 100th blog post.]

29. If you wake up drenched in sweat a week or two after giving birth, get excited about it. You’re sweating off those extra baby fluid pounds.

30. Deal with your disappointment about things that went wrong with the birth and don’t let it steal the joy of birth from you.

31. You are going to feel so overwhelmed with love – don’t try to harness it, just soak in it.

32. Who cares about getting your tiny baby on a schedule from day one? Just snuggle, snuggle, snuggle and let him sleep on your chest as much as your little heart desires.

33. Yes, the world really does want to see a bajillion photos of your baby on facebook – load ‘em up. (You’ll never feel so popular as when you’re the mom of an incredibly good-looking brand-new baby.)

34. Tell hubs to stock up on Draino because at around four months post-partum you will begin to shed ungodly amounts of hair.

35. Your c-section scar will still be numb six months after the surgery, and it will sometimes still feel itchy. Just deal with it and know it’s now a badge of honor.


  • Reply Stephanie 13 November 2011 at 5:30 am

    I relate to the Draino thing!! Drove my husband crazy over how fast I could clog up the drain 😛

  • Reply earlene snider 24 April 2014 at 2:18 pm

    If I could give the mothers the most important advice ever, I would tell them that at the moment of conception of the dear precious child, he, or she became an eternal being. He or she is destined to go to either Heaven or Hell. Which is determined by the direction pointed to by his or her parents.

    • Reply earlene snider 24 April 2014 at 2:25 pm

      If I could give new mothers and fathers a most important fact to consider; They have brought an eternal being into the world and he or she is destined, when their earthly life is over, to reside in either Heaven or Hell. Which, will be determined by the direction it receives, during the early years of its life, by the parents.

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