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.
Back in the summer months, we went on our first vacation as a family of three. It was really wonderful, actually. Our son was nearly 5 months old, we rented a house in the Hamptons, felt prepared with baby rentals and plans, and then upon arrival, everything was pretty perfect. We spent time at the beach, strolled around town, hung out at the park, ate at our favorite spots, and had an overall relaxing and enjoyable trip, even with a baby in tow. Fast forward a little (and now with a busy baby)… WOW, what a difference a few months can make.