I feel really lucky to be one of those women who really loved pregnancy. Even though I was sick for the entire first half, I would do it all over again in a heartbeat (not quite yet though…). And I feel even more lucky that I’ve had such great success with breastfeeding.
During my pregnancy, I felt intimidated by all the unknowns of breastfeeding and wasn’t quite sure what I could do to prepare and feel ready. It has been a learning experience from day one, but it has gone really well for us, and for that I am so grateful.
It’s funny though – for all the time I spent pregnant thinking about how post-partum life would look and feel, I often find that exclusively breastfeeding (to a child who won’t take a bottle, no less) doesn’t feel all that different from being pregnant.
Let me count the ways…
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Can you relate?