Monday, December 16, 2013

Postpartum Wishlist

I know most people don't really look forward to recovery after giving birth.  Having had a C-Section with Jacob, I KNOW how painful, emotional and tiring recovery can be.  If you're a first time mom, here's a little clue...

We got NO sleep the first night (completely regretted leaving the hospital early) and wondered what in the world we had done, thinking we could be parents.  I dreamed up crazy hypotheticals, like the house catching on fire from hand sanitizer (true story), and I cried for hours because I felt like my giving birth to him was actually a bad thing since he was obviously so much happier lodged in my uterus.  That's the ugly, slightly depressing part.

...But, I also remember how absolutely amazing that time with the new little family can be- no cleaning or going out, just cozying up inside, getting to know this new little member of the family, cuddling in mommy and daddy's bed in the morning until breaking out the frozen quiche for brunch, daytime naps and trying to stay as comfortable as possible throughout the night.  Is it totally weird that I really CANNOT wait for this time?  My hubby will have a whole week off and I'll have my whole little family together!  Sounds like bliss to me!

Now, obviously, the appropriate loungewear and accessories are needed for this little week of very tired relaxation.  Check out my picks...

How great is that nightshirt for late night feedings, that record player for afternoon lounging and that robe for a.m. cuddling?!  I'm kind of in love with all of these items.  Emotional as postpartum can be, a few little luxuries will go a long way.  And, don't forget a few cozy nursing bras a little notebook to jot down moments to remember from the first few days of your little's life, and a really, really great camera.

What items are you wishing for to help you get cozy through the postpartum period?  ...besides the laundry list of boring, gross, practical stuff that we won't go into here... ;)

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