There are so many things no one tells women about pregnancy or postpartum. Partially because everyone has different experiences and it's hard to say what exactly is going to happen to you. Pregnancy could be a breeze: no morning sickness, you feel beautiful, your skin clears up, your hair grows long and strong, you feel like you can conquer the world....Or pregnancy could be hell. Mine was somewhere in the middle. Then, the birth experience can go as planned or be 360° opposite of what you wanted. 🙋🏼♀️ Total 360 here. As for postpartum.... 🙄 as my pediatrician puts it "hormones are a bitch." Seriously I can cry about anything and everything. If I don't have 10 breakdowns a day, it isn't a full day. And the breakdowns range from spilling milk, to the baby being fussy, to needing to use a bottle, to hoping my breastfeeding journey can continue, to feeling like I've starved a baby, to making the decision to supplement formula until my supply *hopefully* comes in full tilt, to a messy house, am I eating well enough, to feeling alone, to my body still not at all belonging to me and the list goes on. Clearly we all make it through all of this... the human race is thriving!! But to not really be prepared for all of what comes after having a baby is just as much of a shock as the lack of sleep and the care that a child needs. (Yup, I knew about those 2!!). Then with social media... 😶 oh lordy! How many women appear to be doing so much better with their postpartum journey?! It's just another way to screw with the mind. I've had some women reach out and say that they experienced similar things and it always feels so good to hear that. "Its only for a little while","it gets better", "just love up on your baby." Totally get it and I do my best to just love all my moments with my little girl while I meltdown or she does. So if you're reading this and it feels like it hits home, don't worry, you're not alone. It sucks.... it's hard.... no one tells you just how difficult it's going to be... but there's a lot of women going through the same thing and you're not alone. 😘 Just one day at a time.... or one hour at a time.... and it's okay to let the meltdowns happen.