So this is us at 3:52 am for Wilder’s middle-of-the-night feeding. It’s been a journey getting him to latch correctly because of his tongue tie (and we’re still working on it), but we know we’re not the only ones.
The newborn days are a mix of heavenly, sleepy cuddles but also exhaustion, sacrifice and a lot of emotions.
Strange In The Night with Taylor Townsend
I will forever be learning as Adyn and I grow so I will hold off on giving any parenting advice ;)
One thing I do know, however, is that community is EVERYTHING.
Strange In The Night with Maddie Castellano
What most nights look like around here 😅 It’s been a rough last couple months juggling both a busy 2 year old and a 3 month old who wants to party all night. Most days I feel like a walking zombie and I need to know that I’m not alone!
Strange In The Night with Ned Fulmer
3am Thoughts With Daddy. Here's an inside look at what it's really like in the middle of the night. If you're a parent of a newborn, you get it,
Strange In The Night with Laura Stylez
Another 6am morning with baby Kenza, this is the time we get to bond. #feedingislove
#DearNewParents, parenthood doesn’t come with instructions (we asked, can confirm). And since no one tells you exactly what to expect, we're asking all you wise parents out there to speak up: we’re sharing love letters to the next generation of parents, to equip them with the juicy tips and advice that we wish we had known about...and that will make them stronger. We challenge all you parents to share your story and help us support those #dearnewparents ❤️ ByHeart co-founder, Mia Funt (see mine below!)
No one could prepare me for the overwhelming joy (and comedy!) of watching my little humans grow into themselves ... and for how feeding could be at one moment a total shit show (literally) and at another a moment of beautiful and intimate refuge and peace with my family. Raising a bottle to easy feedings for all future parents!
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Strange In The Night with Kelia Moniz
Getting through it.
Strange In The Night with Shan Boodram
Finding your groove with your baby’s sleep patterns is hella hard and it can feel like everyone in the world is asleep while you’re struggling to get your baby to do the same!
Strange In The Night with Chase Weideman
Parenthood, man… I gotta tell you, being a new parent has been the most challenging thing I’ve ever done in my life (twice). When Errol was a newborn, I remember how alone I felt in not intuitively knowing the answers to all of my questions about feeding him, and setting sleep schedules as he aged, etc. But, I learned in real-time that you’re NEVER actually alone in this process.
Strange In The Night with Ajai Guyot
Now that Jack is here, I’ve found myself up at crazy hours during the morning nursing, and feeling like I’m the only person awake (outside of my husband).
I imagine it wouldn’t feel so lonely if I had more mamas to share these feelings with. Nursing is tough, and it takes a lot out of me mentally and physically. Nursing has left me feeling exhausted, hormones out of whack, clothes constantly damp with milk, and beyond sleepy. All this to say, becoming a new mama has been quite the journey, and having community is vital to the journey.
Strange In The Night with Maxey Greene
The moms I text daily, the moms who reassure me, the moms who validate me, the moms who answer my DMs at 3 am during their MOTN feed, the moms who are going through every single thing I’m going through real-time. It’s so important to have support.
Strange In The Night with Kayden X Coleman
Nighttime feedings can be a doozy! Those late nights, fumbling around with one eye open trying to prepare a bottle and soothe your child at the same time can be exhausting and (less often talked about) alienating!