Faces of Postpartum
Faces of Postpartum
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Jena, Woodbridge VA (2/4)

"I had to bribe my husband to have a third one, but we got lucky and got pregnant right away. He was, again, an easy baby – I was starting to see a pattern here with my boys! I didn’t have any kind of postpartum blues, I was just enjoying every little second with him. Maybe after the craziness of my second birth, this one seemed easy. I also labored all day and had him in the evening, having a full night of sleep before, which I think, for me anyway, makes things so much easier. He nursed really well. There were just no issues. Then our fourth kid and second daughter came along. She was a surprise! We got to the hospital at 2:30 am and I delivered her at 3:30 am. My husband had an interview for a job that morning and it was so quick that he still went! I mean she was great, I was great, it was my fourth… But I remember going home from the hospital with her and feeling really overwhelmed. Maybe because I labored with her all night. I also had three others kids at home. But after a little bit of time I think I was fine. As for my husband, he ended up getting that job! But he had to leave for training for four months. He never really had much time off after any of the births. My mom came but for the most part, it was just me and the kids. It was a bit hard.”