Guest post by Lisa D’archangelo
It’s safe to say that most of my expectations of having a baby were blown out of the water by actual reality. I mean… millions of people have babies every day; how hard could it be… right?
Expectation: Hey, I’ve never been off of work for an entire 3 months – I’m going to get SO much done on maternity leave!
Reality: OMG I haven’t showered in 2 days, I can’t remember the last time I ate, and I’d choose sleep over either of those things.
I also envisioned a beautiful, bonding breastfeeding experience with my baby, which would enhance our relationship. I expected to nurse my baby for at least a year. I mean… millions of women breastfeed every day; how hard could it be… right?
What I couldn’t have predicted was the massive amount of time and logistics involved in breastfeeding; especially after going back to work full time.