Postpartum can be a lot more challenging than most moms realize. After the nursery is decorated and diaper bag bought, stroller and car seat in the van, diaper changer stacked and racked, we bring home a baby and get to the job of actually raising a child.
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Those first few days, weeks, and months can be full of joy. But after going through this 12 times I am here to tell you I KNOW that they can also be fraught with challenges. In this short video, I have listed a few of the things that have helped me through some of my difficult first few weeks and months. That being said, I have also had dear friends whose postpartum blues went straight into depression and that’s no joke.
If you have any tips or helpful hints, please share below. If you need prayer, feel free to share below or send me a message in the “contact us” box above on the right hand corner of the website. And if you are in any way concerned for your safety, or the safety of your baby, without shame, call and seek help immediately. I’ve been blessed to be on the other end of the phone when a friend said she wasn’t making it…and I’m glad to say that when friends and family pulled together, she got better, baby was fine, and she is one of the most amazing moms I know. Seriously, ask if you need help. ASK. It’s perfectly fine to realize that you’re swimming in waters way over your head.
This video was made when Vaughn was just about two months old. Man times flies so fast!