The worst part of being a new parent beside the lack of sleep is that all those cliches you hear people say are true.
“It’ll be the hardest few weeks of your life but nothing will compare to the feeling of seeing your baby for the first time.”
Nothing will ever compare to seeing Julian’s face for the first time. After many, many, many hours of labor, it felt like a dream…completely surreal. Even though I was covered in sweat and blood, I never felt stronger and more capable. Bringing him into this world is my highest accomplishment.
In the last six weeks, I’ve been the happiest I’ve ever been watching my son’s eyes light up as he slowly discovers new things every day. But I’ve also been the saddest, at 3 in the morning crying because my body isn’t cooperating and nothing seems to soothe him.
I’m slowly, barely, sort of starting to feel a little like myself. My body isn’t (as) sore and I’m adjusting to living life on very little sleep (coffee helps). But what they say is true, it’s all worth it.
Here’s to the next few weeks, and the next few months, and forever after that. Here’s to the most beautiful boy I know.