Kitchenability Blog - postpartum body

12.06.2017

Battling Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

“Oh My God It happened to me, I thought I was strong, I thought I wasn’t weak, then it hit me like a ton of bricks.” post·par·tum de·pres·sion noun   depression suffered by a mother following childbirth, typically arising from the combination of hormonal changes, psychological adjustment to motherhood, and fatigue. The year of my battle with postpartum depression/anxiety is one I didn’t speak much of till now. […]

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07.20.2017

“Can I get out of Bed?”

New series: My first year of motherhood. The trials, tears, love, and joy. Day 2 Unemployed and Pregnant Jan.8. 2016 I woke up to the buzz of my phone and the rustling of Archer (my dog) attempting to snuggle with me.  I looked down at my phone and my emotions came surging back. It was a former student who I had worked with for a […]

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06.10.2016

My Favorite Newborn and Postpartum Products So Far

As I watch my daughter in her swing, swaying back and forth, sleeping peacefully, a small smirk appears on her face. My dog snores loudly on the love seat, and I sit at the kitchen table sipping my much-needed coffee after a long night of feedings. At the moment, my boobs feel slightly full, and I’d rather live with the fullness and pump than wake […]

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06.03.2016

We Welcomed a New Addition to the Kitchenability Family!

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So, I had a baby. Her name is Eleanor. Many have said I am officially inducted into the crazy world of motherhood, which makes sense, since I pushed an 8-pound baby girl out of my who-ha! I also endured natural labor, made primitive sounds, and felt pain that I had never felt before. I went till about 8 ½ cm, then decided to get an epidural […]

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