My Recovery & Postpartum Necessities

I felt like when I got pregnant, everyone talked about what pregnancy is like for all 3 trimesters and what delivery is like (the good, bad and ugly) – but not a lot of people talked about what postpartum was like on their bodies. And surprise surprise, it was one of the biggest parts about having Penelope that I was scared of.

As my pregnancy progressed from the first to the second to the third trimester, my sense of fear of what my life would be like in the 4-6 weeks after I gave birth to Penny was growing. How bad does everything hurt? How long does it hurt for? How could I possibly take care of her if I was going to be such a mess? What can I do to make it less painful?

Now that I’ve healed, and Penny is 9 weeks old (um can time slow down please???) I wanted to share the knowledge I received from friends, YouTube, blog posts and website articles and what worked and didn’t work for me! (I’m spilling some details, so if you think that might gross you out – you might wanna skip these.) Also, if you’d like to read about my labour & delivery, click here! Continue reading “My Recovery & Postpartum Necessities”

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Meet Penelope Jean!

Just wanted to pop on here really quick to announce the arrival of our sweet baby girl – Penelope Jean!! She was born February 10 at 4:22pm, weighing 8lbs, 13oz.

We are SO in love, and can’t get enough of this little peach. We’ve been taking our time soaking up all the Penny time we can before Pete goes back to work and loving every second of it.

We’ll be back soon with more updates on how life is now with our little bundle – stay tuned!! Follow along our journey on my Instagram too, I’ll be posting a LOT on there!

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