pregnancy and parenthood

Why moms can’t always sleep when the baby sleeps

  Of all baby advice to give, can we please retire the phrase “sleep when the baby sleeps?” Sure, sometimes it’s practical, and you bet we will embrace those glorious naps without needing to be told to do so. But mostly, it’s not practical and only serves to remind us of our current state of sleep deprivation. It… Continue reading Why moms can’t always sleep when the baby sleeps

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pregnancy and parenthood

5 things I didn’t expect postpartum

How much I missed the hospital: After spending four days total in the hospital, I was so excited to get home - or so I thought. Then I got home and burst into tears. I was overwhelmed and filled with fear over caring for our baby without the security of round-the-clock nurses. Suddenly, everything felt so much safer… Continue reading 5 things I didn’t expect postpartum