Returning to Yourself After Having a Baby

this too shall pass
Note to self...

This too shall pass. That’s what I keep telling myself in regards to recovering after having our baby Zeke.

It’s been 3 weeks since Zeke was born. With the others this after baby crud seemed to go away much quicker, but maybe it’s like the sleep depravation. Your mind just blocks it from your memory.

Regardless, it’s really a joke when you think about it.

The last several weeks of pregnancy, I kept thinking – I am going to go into labor and will have this adorable baby to love.

I didn’t think – I am going to go into labor. I’m going to deliver an adorable baby. I am not going to get any regular sleep for weeks months. My family of 6 needs my love and attention. My body will need time to recover from having a baby.

perfect zeke
Loving our little one.

While I am loving that the last 3 weeks, I have had time to spend with my kids. I can now sleep on my stomach and not feeling guilty when I am sipping on a Starbucks. And well I am not 9 months pregnant – that’s something to be thankful for! BUT – I still don’t feel like my old self.

I just need to keep reminding myself that Heidi Klum is super human. I remember seeing this piece back in 2009. This is Heidi Klum, 3 weeks after she had her baby. REALLY Heidi, a Halloween bash – looking fabulous in your costume all after having your third baby. Some things in life just aren’t fair. sigh.

On a positive note, I was able to leave the house to get my eyebrows waxed. Baby steps to returning to the old me I guess. Oh and another positive. That baby I had really is adorable *yes, I am bias*.

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