Gorgeous Mom and Dad celebrating their little girl’s half birthday at the Deerfield Beach Arboretum. New mom, Kim highlights two things that are usually swept under the rug when discussing life after delivery.
New mom struggles?
The biggest struggle I’ve faced so far is the intense feelings of isolation. Looking forward to motherhood. I pictured stroller walks in the mall, play dates, and picnics in the park. And while those activities are definitely sprinkled in, the majority of my days are spent at home – alone with my daughter. For now our days still revolve around a constant cycle of eating and sleeping every few hours. The lack of adult interaction can be really tough for me, but I know this is the stage we are in now and I’m trying to drink up every moment I have to totally focus on her.
Biggest surprise about parenthood?
I had always heard that the love you have for your children is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced, but still it completely caught me off guard. It wasn’t exactly this immediate all-consumin glove that I know some feel. Kennedy had to spend some time in the NICU and was whisked off pretty quickly. At that point, I was completely numb. After the numbness started to wear off it changed into sadness (I’m sure thanks in part to those wonderful hormones as well). But as the days went by I was able to hold her, change her, feed her, that love began to grow. It’s like my heart has opened up in a way I didn’t know was possible. The first time I picked her up and she laid her head on my shoulder and wrapped her little arms tight around my neck I think my heart actually burst!