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

“It was really rough at the beginning because I was in survival mode. I was not putting effort into anything and didn’t have time for myself or for my relationship. But I’ve always been a homebody. I don’t really need to do anything. So having to stay at home with my son didn’t really affect me. Now, a year and half in, I feel like I’m actually starting to live my life again and putting more effort into it, but it’s still all about my son. I try not to direct anything negative toward him. I play with him as much as I can. We go outside, we have dance parties with my grandma’s old scarves! Work was always a placeholder until I found my husband and we started having kids. This is my dream life. I want to be there for everything and not miss a thing. And I haven’t, which is awesome and exactly what I wanted. I’ve never ever doubted myself as a mom, which has been nice. I don’t have a lot of confidence with a bunch of stuff but being a mom, I’m totally confident. When people try to give me advice, I’ll listen and try to read as much info as I can, but I choose what I want and I always feel good about it. I was made to be a mom. I love it and I love him. He’s the coolest kid in the world.”