One Day Postpartum

“One day postpartum and I was ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
Swollen.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
Exhausted.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
Overwhelmed.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
Frustrated. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
Weak. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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One day postpartum and I was⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
Elated.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
Overjoyed.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
Relieved.⁣
Empowered.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
Changed. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

So many emotions and feelings, and all on either side of the spectrum.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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I remember feeling like I was part of a juggling act — balancing my mental state, physical well-being and all the new information being tossed at me. As soon as I thought I had gotten into a rhythm of things, another “ball” would be thrown into the mix. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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And this juggling act continues.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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Displaying grace and resilience. ⁣⁣⁣⁣
Being vulnerable and strong.⁣⁣⁣⁣
Showing initiative and patience.⁣⁣⁣⁣
Letting go and accepting more.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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This is motherhood.”

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