Happy Thursday! As promised I am finally here with a guest post from a fellow madre I have gotten to know via instagram. Meet Sari Azout, she is the founder of Bib & Tuck, amazing btw, new madre & super hot & fashionable Miami resident. Follow her on insta, she does not disappoint!!! I do not remember exactly how I discovered Sari but am very happy that I did. She agreed to put a guest post together about her transition into motherhood. I am going to parse this out into three posts for a couple reasons. One, she has really great things to share and two, she sent over some stellar photos that I want to let breathe a bit on the blog. So without further ado, welcome to post our first post from Sari, my current mom crush.
The first month with a baby is so disorienting. Between friends and family visiting around the clock, the boob transformation that NOBODY prepares you for, recovering from the physical trauma that is childbirth, and getting to know my new loved one, I felt like my brain was scrambled eggs. Three months in everything feels so much easier and I can genuinely say I am enjoying every day with my kiddo. Follow him on Instagram @thestevennesta for a good laugh!
Biggest “surprise” Expect a boob transformation – they will be HUGE, even early on, and your nipples will turn almost black and expand to the size of coasters. Nobody talks about how painful breast engorgement can be (and mastitis), and I think the conversation about childbirth should include this.
Bouncing Back I was surprised by how quickly the bump disappears and how you naturally shed the pounds. That said, the last few pounds are the hardest to shed and I still feel like a deflated balloon. I’m slowly getting back in shape but I have to say as someone who really cares about their weight I have a newfound respect for my body for being able to birth a beautiful human being and am embracing whatever permanent changes come with childbirth.
Balancing it all I was back to working within a few weeks after giving birth, though I’m lucky in that I get to work from home. I’ve realized that in order to make it all happen, you have to plan in advance, be obsessive about to-do lists, and come to terms with the fact that quality is more important than quantity when it comes to parenting.
Advice Take care of yourself. It’s especially necessary when you’re giving so much. It makes you a better mother. Also, mom shaming drives me crazy. Everyone does whatever works for them as a mother, and I don’t think any mother should be judging and thinking others should be doing it their way.
Thanks for sharing Sari! I love your notes & yes completely agree NO ONE prepares you for the boobs & afterbirth situation!