I vividly remember how I felt after giving birth - relieved, dizzily happy, overwhelmed, proud, overjoyed - and like a train ran over me. It really was a marathon event. It was the hardest work-out I had ever done and my body knew it. My muscles ached, it hurt to sit, it hurt to stand, it hurt to walk, it hurt to go to the bathroom. Blood was gushing from inside of me and the gaping wound where the baby's head had violently evacuated was painful, to say the least.
There were a few items that helped me immensely in the first week after childbirth. I recommend that you put together a little kit prior to L & D to aid in the recovery process:
Do you have other tips and hints for the first week after childbirth? Post them here!
saying no to so many visitors! and plenty of water - i felt like i nededed a hose attached to the tap to carry around with me :)
Bec, I remember feeling the same way post-childbirth. I was perpetually thirsty!
I'm really enjoying reading your blog btw.
I'm a young Christian wife and mum in Sydney, Australia. I live at a place called Teen Ranch - an outdoor recreational campsite that tells people about the saving grace of Jesus :)
keep up the good work!
Titus 2 is really helpful for me as a wife and mum!
Thank you for the kind words, Bec! I've always wanted to visit Australia. Do you love it there? :)
Yeah I really do love it here - we have the most amazing view from our house - overlooking this beautiful valley (especially on a misty saturday morning with hot air balloons rising). Love the beach, our bush, our land...God has blessed us abundantly!
You should visit! I bet your little missies would love to see the kangaroos and platypus'! :)