Re: New Mom, Help!
I definitely remember having the exact same feelings. Don't worry, mama, you can do this. It can be completely overwhelming at first, and if you had a c-section the pain of recovery and unability to do simple things (like sitting up, even) can make it seem extra difficult. But you should be getting a lot better soon from the surgery. I think it took me about 3 weeks before I started feeling normal again, not that I was completely recovered, but I didn't feel like a total invalid.
You will feel normal again, I promise. Every day probably is the same right now, but it does get better. Your little baby will start to be more interactive and responsive to you, you'll get better at nursing, you'll start to get the courage to maybe leave the house for short periods of time (- for me, anyway, I holed up for nearly a month!). This time seems like it is passing really slowly right now, but you'll look back on it in a few months and wonder where all that time went!
If you're not quite feeling up to being by yourself when your hubby goes back to work is there someone who can come help? Someone willing to do the crap jobs like dishes, laundry, etc while you sit and relax with baby? Someone willing to leave when you get tired of them being there?
Let me just say congratulations on becoming a mommy!! and good for you for choosing to breastfeed. It can be difficult at first, but it gets sooooo much better and is so worth it in the long run!!
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