Sunday, April 19, 2015

12 Weeks Postpartum Update

Time flies when you're changing diapers and feeding a cute baby all day, every day.

I am 12 weeks postpartum and I have a lot of emotions about it. How has it been 12 weeks already? This was a milestone I have been thinking about ever since we first brought Piper home with us.

Over these past 12 weeks, Piper has grown into this beautiful, silly, sweet infant.

I guess it's about time I start calling her an infant. That's right; I have finally come to the realization that Piper is no longer a newborn.

My mother-in-law keeps telling me how fast the first year goes, and she is completely right. I am seeing it already! I am so glad that I decided to leave my career to stay at home with Piper. There is nothing more important to me than being here for all of her firsts. I can work the rest of my life, but this time with her, only happens once.

I am so thankful for God answering my prayers and for my husband to have a career that supports our dreams. My heart goes out to all those who wish they could be with their babies but have to return to work. I admire their strength. I think about those moms (and dads) often. Especially when Piper may be fussy and we're having a rough day. I stop and think during those brief moments when I want to pull my hair out that still, there is no place I'd rather be.

Thankfully, I feel as if I'm 99% healed from my c-section now. I still baby myself in some ways. I feel as if I haven't fully tested the muscles that were cut because I am still afraid of hurting myself. I feel pinches and tugs from time to time, but honestly, I am just nit picking here. I have been back to my normal daily activities for quite some time now. You can read more on that in my Eight Week Postpartum Update.

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