A little over six months ago you brought forth life from your own body, a life that you house for basically 10 amazing months. I know you 't feel like now the complications you are experiencing will eventually pass, you will get your mind body and sex life back. That beautiful baby boy that came barreling out of you and into this world will be the greatest joy you will ever experience. On the second day you have him home take a deep breath it's just gas. He did in fact not stop breathing and it's okay to let it out, the hormones running through you now are like nothing you have ever experienced.
Be gentle with yourself.
Breast-feeding won't work out like you hoped, but he will turn out just fine, in fact he's over 20 pounds now just six months later. Not being able to breast-feed does not define you. It's okay to cry if you need to, but then hold your head high and ignore all of the formula bashers you are doing the best you can.
When it comes to teething I have two words for you, Tylenol and teething tablets that will be a lifesaver and he'll take them like a champ. Oh also embrace the teething necklace you can't go wrong with cute and functional.
Don't play the comparison game doesn't do any good for anyone,
because obviously you have the cutest baby ;)
It's hard to believe you will get bullied because the baby that sleeps through the night and not great during the day but unfortunately it happens I'll say hurtful things, question the validity of your motherhood, which is insane but don't take it to heart. You're the one getting a good nights sleep after all ;)
No matter what anyone says or how they may try to hijack your motherhood or responsibility, you were placed by God as a level of authority and protection over your baby's life.
Therefore anyone else's opinion is invalid seriously, remember that.
Being a mother is the greatest, hardest, amazing and heartbreaking thing you could do, but every ounce of crazy is worth it.
So much as happened in the first six months it's hard to wrap my brain around it. He has grown day by day and become smarter, more handsome, more fun and sweet than I could've imagined he is the greatest adventure in my greatest joy I'm so blessed to be his mama. I'm excited to see what the next six months have in store.