Nothing really prepares you for the challenges of motherhood! While I was pregnant, I read everything about pregnancy and giving birth, but what I really needed to read was something explaining how hard the first few weeks are. My son was 2.5 weeks early, and now he's 10 days old. I love him so much, but it's been difficult getting used to this new routine (no sleep and nursing all the time). Also, my son had some phototherapy for jaundice so while he was in the hospital, I pumped and supplemented with some formula. I'm still doing the same routine, so it's been difficult nursing, then pumping, and making sure there is formula ready also. My husband went back to work, so it's been hard being here by myself. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed, anxious, sad and I ask whether or not I'm going to make it through all this.
However, today has been the first day, that I think my son and I are starting to get into feeding routine, so I'm starting to feel better. I'm hoping that things get better day by day. Just wanted to hear other people's experiences. When does it start to feel normal?