Thank goodness the Fourth Trimester is over!! What is the Fourth trimester? It’s the 3 months after you have your sweet baby…the 3 months when you try to figure everything out, you’re in a constant phase of fog and lack of sleep (what day is it?), and your body (and everything else) still hurts. The pain and discomfort of carrying your baby in that last trimester doesn’t disappear…it just changes into a different, mental discomfort. You are pushed beyond what you even think you’re capable of. Running on adrenaline is a REAL thing. We did it for 2 months because Kennedy woke up. Every. Three. Hours.
“You should nap when the baby naps!” Yeah, that never happened.
Seeing her face in the middle of the night every 3 hours was worth every waking moment.
But then, this Fourth Trimester came to and end and Kennedy was no longer a newborn <cue tears>. Where did my newborn baby go?! Amidst all the fog and confusion, she started sleeping through the night, she smiled at me, and I actually felt like a real person again…a happy, showered, restful person!!! One day we woke up, and it was 4AM…we thought, “OMG!! Is she alive?! She slept this long!?” After that, she started regularly sleeping longer than 5 to 6 hours at a time. Before we knew it, she was sleeping about 11 hours every night. Disclaimer: I’m very OCD about her eat/play/sleep schedule.
And just like that, we were out of the fog! So, happy, happy 5 months of life to our sweet, little babe! Here’s to being out of my belly, out of the fourth trimester, and to the best 5 months of our lives!!