Oh my goshhhhhhh- I MADE IT. I made it through! I made it through a c-section that I start panicking horribly right before, I made it through the first two weeks of nursing (OUCH) and I made it through a horrible spell of nausea that had Mike calling 911 and me being rushed to the ER in the back of an ambulance earlier in the week. Terrifying…but I made it through!

EVERYONE says adjusting to two babies is the hardest transition. It’s definitely tricky, and it’s hard, but I don’t want to be one of those Nancies that has to scare everyone out of it. Today I took both girls to Ellie’s check up and I made it work for me. Instead of carrying Ellie in the building in the car seat that’s too heavy for me, I had to improvise. I have to be able to chase a toddler and grab her hand if needed so I got Ellie outta the car seat and did the baby Bjorn thing. It was great! The diaper bag was too heavily packed today and I wish I could have altered that a little but besides that, I survived πŸ™‚ Sometimes when I’m changing ones diaper, the other freaks out in the other room or suddenly needs me which can be stressful, but you manage. You have to be the ADULT and stay calm and remember that they have no other way to communicate but to cry or act dramatic like little divas. It’s just what they do!

For me it’s been far more joyful than stressful. I think the only time I have been really stressed is when I work so hard to keep things remotely clean and then I turn around and it’s all busted again, but that’s also because I’m SUPER Type A and OCD about having order in my house. It makes other areas of life like having two little wild ladies feel less stressful if I can keep things in some sort of order. And then I had a little bit of baby blues but overall that was WAY better this time around! I think one day I stared at her and cried for 20 minutes because I thought that since she smiled at Mike and not me, she didn’t love me..LOLOLOL..but that’s just the hormones talkin’. I’m better now, she smiled at me 29038 times today! πŸ˜‰

Nursing was WAY easier this time around, too– BUT that doesn’t mean it wasn’t excruciating for a few days. I mean Lord have mercy I can’t describe that kind of pain. And the hardest part, is that you have to take it. There’s no option! I had Mike always have a washcloth for me to bite down on when it came time to feeding and then here I am two weeks later almost completely over the pain, took me six weeks with Cammy! Things are so different the second time around for me. A harder pregnancy and an easier recovery and nursing start. I am very happy with how this all went and excited to start this new adventure with two little beauties in our house! πŸ™‚

This is kind of what it looks like around here all the time now, big ol’ bums just lounging around, usually in OUR bed, but definitely being little angels and making every day full of sunshine πŸ™‚ Ellie looks SO much like her daddy! Who knew Mike could be so pretty!!!!! πŸ™‚

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Hey there! We're a husband and wife team who has the honor to document inspiring wedding days for the most cheerful couples around. We have three daughters lovingly referred to as the mermaid mafia and we love nothing more than salty beach days, laughing as much as possible and living the simple, good life.

2 replies on “The First Two Weeks | New Mom Series

  1. My fave line is “You have to be the ADULT and stay calm and remember that they have no other way to communicate but to cry or act dramatic like little divas.” I will neverrrr forget that! Thanks for always sharing your experiences so the rest of us don’t have to make ALLLL the same mistakes <3 #YOUROCK

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