Faces of Postpartum
Faces of Postpartum
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Kathryn, Leesburg VA (3/4)

“Before I had him, I planned to have him in a crib. But I slept holding him for the first couple of months and he fed all the time so co-sleeping was best for us. I love waking up with him. Even though it’s sometimes exhausting, I love lying there when everybody else is asleep. I love looking at him or rubbing his head while he nurses. Nobody else will ever have that bond with him. He wakes up happy all the time. We always play in the mornings. I used to yell my husband’s name in the morning before he’d left for work so he could come get the baby to give me thirty more minutes of sleep. But now our son does it. He yells DAAAD! We all love it. Of course my husband and I miss sleeping together. He’s like ‘How long till can I move back in the bedroom?’ And I tell him ‘I only have 18 more years with our son, we have the rest of our lives!’“