My Postpartum Things :: A Song of New Motherhood

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Sung to the tune of “My Favorite Things” by Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music

Night sweats that soak sheets and boobs that are drooping
Sitting on donuts and fear of first pooping
Anxiety, depression and all that it brings
These are a few of my postpartum things

Hourly feedings and lack of sleep madness
Hair loss with bald spots and tummy flab sadness
Sore, cracking nipples and peeing that stings
These are a few of my postpartum things
Checking all night long to see if she’s breathin’
Uncontrolled crying for no apparent reason
Panicking each time the loud doorbell rings
These are a few of my postpartum things

When the babe cries
And my boobs leak
When I’m feeling sad
I simply remember this sweet little thing
And then I don’t feel so bad

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Ashley S
Ashley grew up in Joplin, Missouri and attended the University of Arkansas where she earned a degree in Finance and Insurance. She met her husband, Jason, in Fayetteville and they have one daughter, Etta Mae. They moved to Baton Rouge in 2013 for Jason's job with the LSU Tigers. Ashley is an extroverted introvert who loves Ted Talks, following politics on Twitter, and figuring out how to get the best deals on everything without paying shipping. If it were up to her, she would get paid to read books and take every college class so that she could learn everything about everything, but instead she pays the bills by working in recruiting for a multinational tech company. Ashley is blessed to have a daughter who is at least as stubborn as she is and a husband who is laid back enough to put up with both of them.

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