When I was was pregnant everyone always told me the first 6 months will be the hardest. Well, in some way they were right and in other ways they were wrong. Today I wanted to talk to you guys about my experience in these first 6 months.
My son from day one was very attached to me. I remember being in the hospital and he wouldn’t sleep in the bassinet they had brought, he wanted to lay on top of me and that was it, there was no if, ands or buts. The same thing happened when we went home too. Once we got home I felt like everything was easier. I could lay in my bed and have him there and no worry about much and since he was breastfeed it was easy at night.
Now, time flys when you have a little one. I swear all I did was close my eyes, as if I was going to sleep and when I woke he was 3, 4, 5, and 6 months. Wyatt did have some problems while he was only breastfeeding. He would get gas and have problems with his stomach and I had tried everything I could think of to help but nothing. No drops, nothing. Finally I started substituting formula and he became more happy and did not have any problems with his stomach anymore (thank god!)
So was it as hard as everyone said it was? No, I think it’s only hard if you think it is. I honestly never mind waking up to feed or change him. To me it felt rewarding and breastfeeding brought me closer to him on so many different levels. I think the hardest thing was for me was changing to formula. But a happy baby is perfect.
For my emotions part of the 6 months were all over the place. I mean some days I felt happy and some days I didn’t want to get up that day at all. But always looking at my son made me happy and changed my whole mood.