The First Week With a New Baby

I wish I could say that this first week with our new little girl has been easy and that we have everything figured out. After all, it’s our second baby, so we should know what to expect, right? Ummm… no. Reality seldom lines up with our plans. The strange part is that we’ve really only had two problems to deal with. Isn’t it crazy how I have a list of dozens of wonderful things to be thankful for (and I am VERY thankful), but a tiny list of two things can seem so overwhelming?? Okay, here’s my “problems” list…

Engorgement: I get what they classify as “severe” engorgement, and it HURTS. It makes breastfeeding very difficult, even when there are no other problems. However, problem number two is… Upper-lip tie: Breastfeeding has been excruciating, but I breastfed my first baby for 18 months, so I know it SHOULDN’T hurt. I […]