“I am taking care of myself today!”
Do those words sound familiar? I was admittedly the first time mom who would tell myself this message repeatedly, yet I would never follow through. When it got to the point where I felt like I couldn’t recognize myself anymore both inside and out, I decided that I needed to be done with the excuses. I didn’t want to glance in the mirror and see a worn down, tired, and unhealthy version of myself.
The feeling when your baby touches your chest for the first time and cuddles with you is indescribable. It’s the moment I immediately felt like a mama lion ready to protect, love and push to do my best for this sweet baby. The skin to skin on my chest continued for months at home. We had a no shirt type of thing going on for a while where we would trade off snuggling for hours at a time. It was natural and I soon learned all the benefits of what we were doing through our pediatrician. She started to talk to my husband and I about things we never knew about… development milestones.
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