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Girl, you had a baby

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You were pregnant, gave birth and are staring in awe.

Congrats! Girl, you had a baby.

You’re wearing mesh underwear with an ice pack down there.

Not cute. Girl, you had a baby.

You survived cluster feeding and your first rough night of many.

You’ll be OK. Girl, you had a baby.

Your newborn fell fast asleep on your chest.

Shhhhh. Girl, you had a baby.

You’re in your PJ’s at noon and have not brushed your teeth.

Relax. Girl, you had a baby.

You realized that nursing is So. Much. Work.

You can do it! Girl, you had a baby.

You wish them asleep and want them awake when they are.

It’s a real problem. Girl, you had a baby.

You smell their head, touch their skin and play with their toes.

I know, they’re beautiful. Girl, you had a baby.

You pee when you sneeze and it happens a lot.

Join the club. Girl, you had a baby.

You’re crying in the shower and don’t really know why.

Believe me, it’s normal. Girl, you had a baby.

You want a full eight hours in a hotel room ALONE.

Me too. Girl, you had a baby.

You wonder how you haven’t eaten them yet.

#thighrollsfordays. Girl, you had a baby.

Your bounce back feels more like a very slow crawl.

Yup. I feel you. Girl, you had a baby.

Your life has never been so hard or so sweet.

That’s true. Girl, you had a baby.

You feel alone and aren’t sure if what you’re doing is right.

Me neither, I swear. Girl, you had a baby.

You want time to stand still and speed up all at once.

Breathe. Girl, you had a baby.

You have date nights on the couch and are in bed by nine.

Zzzzzz. Girl, you had a baby.

You didn’t know you could love this hard or this fast.

Well, you did. Girl, you had a baby.


You need to know,

However tired you may be,

You’re a Mom,

You’re amazing.

Girl, you had a baby.

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