Let me start this post by saying that this is a very personal look inside a topic that is near and dear to my heart and family. Up until now, I had not planned to share Morgan’s birth story and I still hope to keep nearly all of those details private. But when The Honest Co. reached out to see if I’d be open to sharing my breastfeeding journey, I realized it’s one worth sharing. Please note that I recognize breastfeeding is a very sensitive subject, and every parent has a different experience and story. Here’s mine.
Back in January, I vowed to make 2017 the year of “embracing my imperfections” and reminding myself that I am enough. It’s hard to even begin to describe how accurate this concept is for me in this season of life — as a first-time mom learning how to do this whole motherhood thing. And I’m seeing this more and more as the days, weeks and months go by. In a nutshell: the last week has been a doozie. I mean a real doozie, y’all. I’ve been tested in many ways… emotionally, physically, spiritually. I’ve ridden a roller coaster that so many of you can likely relate to; yet this seems to be my truest taste of imperfection to date in 2017.
And just like that, Morgan is officially ONE and to be honest, I really can’t even believe I’m typing those words. The last year went by quicker than I could’ve ever imagined and though I know time has a way of slipping by, I pray that it goes a little slower in 2017.