I’m writing week two’s fourth trimester update sitting at my desk wearing Finn like a kangaroo in my Baby K’Tan Carrier and sipping Mother’s Milk tea. Oh how things have changed!
Finn has been a little fussy today but I found that feeding him, burping him and then getting him in the Baby K’Tan and vacuuming the house seemed to do the trick to get him relaxed and sleeping. Apparently the movement is good for both calming babies and also helping with gas…which I think he might be dealing with. 🙁
I appreciate all of the positive feedback on my Fourth Trimester: Week One post. Both the kindness of the words I received as well as the encouragement to continue sharing openly and vulnerably touched my heart. So thank you.
THE FOURTH TRIMESTER: WEEK TWO
Body changes: I’ve felt like a new person since all of the swelling and puffiness left my body around one week postpartum. While things are definitely not “back to normal,” I feel good in my body. I lost a lot of muscle mass while I was pregnant and a lot of it was replaced by extra body fat but I am at peace with that. Most of my friends have shared that their bodies held onto 5-10 pounds and a little extra body fat until they were done breast feeding so I don’t have an unrealistic expectation around weight or muscle loss/gain nor am I stressing about it.
I also wanted to quickly share that I’m not going to be posting a ton of postpartum progress pictures like I did baby bump photos. I think that postpartum is a very vulnerable time for a woman in her body and I’d like to respect that we all heal and recover at different rates and there is no right and wrong or specific timeline.
Breastfeeding: after the hiccup we experienced in week one, things seem to be back on track after seeing the lactation consultant. That said, breastfeeding is NOT EASY…AT ALL! I spend a ton of time doing it and sometimes it’s frustrating for me and for Finn but we are slowly finding our groove. We still struggle with the latch sometimes but mostly when he is fussy, feeding for comfort or cluster feeding. Luckily, the nipple discomfort I experienced in the first week postpartum has subsided.
I am feeding on demand and he seems to want to eat every 1.5-3 hours during the day (longer stretch if he’s napping) and every 2-4 hours at night. He has started spitting up more frequently and sometimes seems gassy/uncomfortable so I’ll ask the pediatrician about that when we see him in a few days.
I’ve been using my Brest Friend pillow for almost all of my daytime feeds and at night I do a mixture of propping myself up in bed with pillows or laid back feeding, which is super relaxing for both me and him when we can get it right.
Sleep: sleep is okay so far. Like I mentioned last week, a big bonus of maternity leave and being home with a baby is that I can sleep in until 8-9 so if I get in bed around 10-11, I can usually cobble together 7 hours of sleep or so.
The past two nights I’ve actually felt like reading for a few minutes after his last feeding so that’s been nice to get back to (doesn’t last long before my eyes are closing, but still!). At first I would try to close my eyes and go to sleep as fast as possible when he went down. Haha.
He’s typically down from 11-2 or 3 and then I’m up again sometime between 5-6 and then we sleep until 8 or 9. These times are approximate and subject to change any night!
- Night sweats. Still dealing with these. All I can do is keep a towel by the bed as well as a change of PJs. I change the sheets every two days now!
- Bleeding. Bleeding has been hit or miss. It slows down and then picks up. I’m trying to be mindful of my bleeding because I’ve heard that an increase in bleeding likely means you’ve overdone it. It’s nowhere near what it was in the first week postpartum but definitely still lingering.
- Pain relief. I didn’t take anything during week two postpartum. Today was the first day since week one that I’ve had to take an Ibuprofen. My incision and abdomen was just really sore overnight last night and I didn’t feel great waking up this morning. Since I’ve been up and moving around, I’ve felt much better.
- C-section recovery: I took the steri-strips off at 13 days postpartum and my incision seems to be healing well. I had a doctor friend look at it on Friday and she assured me that it was healing really well. I’m NOWHERE near healed/recovered and still dealing with incision pain and general soreness of my abdomen. One thing that surprised me about the incision is that it’s still really swollen, especially above it, but my friend said that it’s very normal. I’m generally moving around better but not anywhere close to full speed. I’m the slowest walker ever these days!
- Appetite: Last week I shared that my appetite was off in the week after my c-section but all seems to be regulating now. I’m eating really well and trying to stay super aware of getting enough calories in to support my body’s breastfeeding needs. Friends have been bringing all sorts of yummy food so that’s been pretty easy!
- Headaches: I wanted to share that I had REALLY bad headaches every day in the second week postpartum. I tended to get them in the evenings and most nights I had to go get in bed because my head was just killing me. They have gotten so much better in the last couple of days. I’m not sure what the culprit was but I’m guessing a combination of hormones, dehydration and my body regulating after all the fluids/saline I received in the hospital. They started once my swelling subsided so I think my body just had to get back on track.
- Upper back/neck pain: Greenapple Sports and Wellness breastfeeding is KILLING my upper back and neck. A lot of times when I feed I have to scoot my butt forward and kind of slump down so that Finn doesn’t get such a strong letdown. It is not good for my posture! On top of that, there’s the adjustment of having extra weight up top due to my breasts, carrying a baby and sitting tons more than my body is used to. I went to see Dr. Bradberry at last Thursday and it was so helpful. He did a mixture of treatments and also adjusted my upper back and neck. I felt so much better when I left. I’ll try to see him weekly for the foreseeable future.
Emotional well-being: I cried basically all day, every day until 10 days postpartum and then things started to improve. I’m still super emotional but I can have friends stop by to visit or call my mom without breaking down into a crying mess now.
I feel better now that I’m not crying so much but now that we’re two weeks in, the reality of everything is really setting in. I’m in this space of survival and also creating a new normal…and feeling like “what the hell will normal every look like with a baby!?” Still wrapping my head around that I’m a MOM and have a SON. It’s just the craziest thing even though I wanted it so badly and I love him so much. There is such an identity shift that takes place with birth and I suspect it will be something that will take a while to move fully into and understand.
I started seeing my therapist again last week. I’ve been seeing her regularly for 6+ years and I knew that continuing to talk to her would be an important part of my postpartum care. There is so much to unpack and work through and I feel grateful for her support and guidance. I took Finn with me so I’m getting him started on taking care of his mental health early. 😉
Workouts/activity: there will be no workouts for many weeks to come but I have started walking a little longer and further. Like I mentioned earlier, I am so freaking slow but I feel like a new person after I do it. I’m quite a sight to see strolling through the neighborhood with a baby and two golden retrievers. Haha.
Newborn photos: I hired Amanda James to take newborn photos. She came to my home and brought a mini studio setup. She took a ton of photos of Finn wrapped up and also in a white onesie, a diaper and naked. She also took a few lifestyle photos of me and Finn. Thankfully, Finn slept through all of it and was a dream baby. We wrapped the shoot in about 2.5 hours. While juggling newborn photos with a 11 day old seemed overwhelming, I knew I would be really happy that I had them.
Overall, I can’t believe how fast it’s going already. It’s simultaneously the fastest and slowest period of my life…if that makes any sense. I am really trying to soak up Finn and all of the sweet cuddles and holding that I can get in while he’s so sleepy and new. He’s already starting to have longer periods of alertness and I feel like he changes so much every single day!
Until next week…
Tips for breastfeeding and back pain?
How long did it take for your c-section incision to be smooth/not swollen? I’ve heard to start massaging it soon.
Baby wearing tips/advice?
Finn is beautiful. I know I’m partial but he sure looks like an Eddins. I’m so happy for you and your family.
Aw thank you so much Carolyn! 🙂
I had regular migraines until my daughter was about 9 months old, I think, due to looking down at her all the time and during feeding. Massage helped. 🙂 Also, the settling into “normal” period happened for me around 18 months. Everyone is different, though. Thanks for being so open! You are keeping it real, and I wish everyone would. I would’ve known so much more what to prepare for!
Thank you Ella. And I feel like “real” is the only way I can be through this process. I truly hope it helps others.
You’re doing so great and Finn is adorable!! For breastfeeding- the one thing I want to remember for next time around is don’t overthink it too much. I had times where my son would boycott the breast or we would have random issues where he would refuse the bottle or refuse one side or not latch well… and I would be very concerned and worried and be sure it was going to result in major problems…. and then it would all go back to normal in a day or two and I wasted all that time crying or calling lactation consultants, stressing, etc. Lactation consultants were GREAT for me in many ways… but I just mean don’t make an issue out of something until you’re sure it’s an issue!! ❤️
Yes yes yes to not overthinking breastfeeding. That has been the MOST helpful thing for me to stay grounded in. I try not to let myself go down the road that one bad feeding or one bad day means we’re doomed. I so agree that (so far!) it seems to naturally get back on track if I can just freaking relax!
He is the cutest!!
I had a lot of trouble with my back and neck breastfeeding too! It’ll get better with time and as you get more comfortable with positioning. It actually helped me to cross my legs or sit Indian style, so that the baby was positioned higher and then I could lean back a little too, instead of being hunched over.
My first c section I’d say it took about 6 months before the scar was completely smooth and not red. However, I still had some puffiness right above the scar that never went away for me ?. Second time around has been worse… I’m 7 months in and while the scar has lightened a lot, it’s still swollen/puffy above the scar even worse than last time. I know it’ll continue to get better, but it’s definitely a long wait! Use scar cream and look into scar release therapy later on – it can help!!
Thank you so much for the comment Lindsay. I’ve definitely tried the cross-legged feeding and that definitely helps at times!
I’m sorry to hear about your scars but thanks for sharing that they might be on an extended healing schedule. I am definitely going to look into scar massage, PT, etc as I heal.
Breastfeeding is a topic I’m passionate about. I tried for a week with my first born but my second was a natural; maybe because I was older and more persistent. It’s rough the first month but I’m so glad I hung in there; was well worth it!
That is so great to hear that it went well with your second Kristin!
Love your updates! When you’re in bed for night feeding, have you tried lying on your side with Finn on his side? I found that to relieve back pain while feeding, even if it was for a few minutes. If it’s too tempting to fall asleep, though, maybe not ideal 🙂 I also loved the K’tan! When he’s bigger, he can face forward in it and there’s even a hip position you can try.
Yes! We’ve tried that but aren’t quite there yet. Maybe when he gets a little bigger???
Try the lying on your side to feed him. You can rest your head in a pillow.
Unfortunately, the puffiness above your incision will never really go away. It stinks and is super limiting during bathing suit season. The scar will be completely healed though by 6 months and there should barely be any redness by one year.
We’ve tried the side lying but can’t get the hang of it yet. Maybe when he’s a bit bigger…or I need to watch some youtube videos!
Babywearing saved me! I got so much done with it AND the baby loved it. I liked my Beco Gemini because it was so easy to get on and off, not to mention when his neck control was adequate, I could do forward facing, side and back carries. People seem to find one way to carry that they love. Hope you find one that really works for you guys <3
I am hoping that babywearing does the same for us! Still trying to figure it out but we will get there!
Finn is so adorable. Thank you so much for sharing with us. I love reading your stories as it brings me back to a few months ago with my son who is now 7 months. I relate to so much you are going thru. Please know it’s all normal even though it doesn’t feel normal at all.
One thing that really helped me was the hospital I delivered at offered a weekly breastfeeding group. It was seriously a life savor for me. I could openly talk with other moms about what I was experiencing each week. They also had a lactation consultant who ran the session so they could give some advice or help with problems that came up duri g the week. If there is something like that in your area I highly recommend going. Plus it gets you out of the house which is a nice treat too.
I don’t know how your supply is but it sounds like you might have a strong let down. I had this problem with both of my kids and one thing that helped was when I let down I would take him off the breast and collect the milk in a cloth and wait for the letdown to subside then have him re latch and continue feeding. This helped with them getting choked/frustrated/gas
I had two c sections and my last one is still healing. At 7 mo pp it’s no longer swollen but the incision is still red and slightly raised. It takes a really long time for it to heal completely. I think the puffyness finally went away around 3 mo.
I highly recommend baby wearing. It saved me so many times. When he would get fussy, especially during the witching hours, so I could get things done. Like getting dinner or folding laundry etc. it would totally calm him down and he would fall asleep most of the time. I’m a big fan of baby wearing. I have a Katan and a solly wrap. The wrap is super soft and easy to use after watching the demo video a few times ?
I second the breastfeeding support group. Even if you aren’t having any specific issues it’s great to be around other mothers and get some advice/perspective from their experiences with their babies not just related to breastfeeding. Plus the ability to do weighted feeds was really helpful in settling my anxiety over whether he was getting enough to eat.
Thanks Lisa! I think so too but I am biased, of course! Thank you for validating what I’ve experienced and helping me feel that it’s normal. I really appreciae that.
I definitely think that I have a strong letdown, especially in the mornings. Thanks for the tip on that!
I’m hoping that babywearing will work well for us. We’re still trying to get in the groove!
Thanks for including us on the first days and weeks of motherhood. While it’s different for each individual, I think it’s smart to deal with things as they come up and try to do what works. It does require some flexibility on your part but I’m glad to hear you have a strong support system. You are awesome and Finn is lucky to have you as a Mom. Like most things you do, I’m sure you’re right on target. You’re a rockstar!!!
You’re welcome and thanks for the support!
I am also two weeks postpartum! Your blog showed up in my Google reading (Google knows everything!) and I wanted to reach out about breastfeeding. I help manage an evidence-based information breastfeeding support group here in Central Ohio. This is my second child (also dealing with a threenager. Ugh. Thank God for a partner and family!) and I breastfed the first until 25 months. While breastfeeding is natural, it does not come naturally. The best thing to do for your supply is to nurse on demand and skin to skin. Teas, supplements, cookies, etc.
may taste good but are not guaranteed to help with supply. They can actually wreck havoc on both you and the baby. If had moms dry up from teas and had fenugreek cause terrible gas and bowel issues for baby.
Good luck on your journey with your little one. I’ll be watching as I am right there with you!
Hey Yolanda! So great to connect. CONGRATS on your baby!
Thank you so much for the words on breastfeeding. This is really helpful.
I’m so impressed that you have it together enough to post! My baby just turned 5 months. We saw 3 lactation consultants before one helped us get on track! Use your yoga prop knowledge to get yourself comfortably positioned for breastfeeding so that you don’t need to use your arms, thumbs, wrists, or back to hold baby (obviously you need your arms to make sure baby doesn’t roll, but they shouldn’t be weight bearing, and wrists need to be neutral). I use a mix of the boppy, throw pillows, and a rolled up baby towel. Have your man help. When you learn to nurse sidelying (probably later once latching is easy) put a big bolster behind you to support your back.
Once your nursing setup is optimized keep that as your spot and don’t try to be portable for a while.
My top sleep tip is to meditate during night feedings. It helps me feel like I’m getting more rest, and it’s easier to fall back asleep since my mind is less hectic.
Hopefully the crying will continue to ease up. I cried a lot the first 2 months, and now I can hardly remember the last time I cried. It gets better.
Sending you good vibes!
Haha – I’ve never been as productive as I am during naptime. There is no procrastinating…it’s like get as much done as possible before he wakes up!!!
Thank you so much for that tidbit about props. That makes a ton of sense to me!
I can totally see where meditating would be a great thing to do during night feedings and MUCH more relaxing than mindlessly scrolling through your phone.
Crying is getting better every day, thankfully.
My daughter is almost 6 months old and I’m still struggling with upper back pain from all of the hunching over, especially because I pump at work and kind of have to hunch a bit while doing that. I’ve been going to my chiropractor weekly, and while that’s definitely helping, the biggest thing that has helped me is doing some light upper back strength work, just doing some rows and things to help things get stronger. I know you’re still a few weeks away from the all clear to work out, but building up the strength will definitely help. Lots of stretching too. My favorite stretch is to stand in a corner and fully extend my arms against the walls and then lean into the corner. Feels amazing!
Great to note as I make my way back to the gym in the coming months. Thank you!
I’m so glad you are writing these! So many people gloss over the struggle and it’s good to know everyone goes through it.
Hope this week is even better for you!
I really hope it helps other women not feel alone in all the changes that come with transitioning into motherhood!
Hi! I am loving these updates. My daughter arrived via c/s just a week after your gorgeous little boy. I’m extremely relieved to hear the bleeding is waxing and waning bc I got nervous when mine suddenly picked up. I don’t remember when the swollen-ness of the scar dies down – I can tell you I still had/have numb areas around it since my older son’s birth. He will be four in September. ?
Doing all the night feeds in side lying position helps me a ton. Then even if I end up contorting myself during the day, still a good portion of nursing time doesn’t hurt my back.
Your son is adorable and it sounds like you are doing a wonderful job. Glad the crying has diminished. It’s SUCH an overwhelming life change.
Hey Alyssa – thank you so much for the comment and CONGRATS to you on your baby girl!!!
I hope you are feeling well and getting into the groove.
I really want to figure out the sidelying position. I think I need to watch some videos or something to get the hang of it.
Yes, so overwhelming but we are hanging in there and figuring it out!
Congratulations, Finn is beautiful! I am a labor and delivery nurse and have had 3 kids so I wanted to give your some pointers on the neck/back pain from nursing. Do you have a nice chair? I think this is so important. Those nice gliders with an ottoman or any chair with an ottoman are very comfortable for the many hours or nursing your will do. I am sure your have probably tried this, but positions like the football hold to nurse will also save your neck. I like to take 1 pillow fold it in half and then put another pillow on it horizontally on the pillow folded in half (this is hard to explain), basically so you barely have to hold the baby, and the pillows are giving a ton of support. While your nursing, make sure you try to relax your shoulders. I think a lot of mom’s are stressed and tend to lift their shoulders up which can overtime cause pain in their shoulders and neck. I also think that it will just get a little better over time. This is a new position and those muscles will get stronger. You are doing amazing. Thank you so much for the updates and I hope something I said will help.
Ahhh thanks so much for taking the time to comment! Yes, I have an awesome glider upstairs and downstairs I have a setup with pillows and a nursing stool that is comfortable.
Thank you for the tips of football hold. That one hasn’t come super naturally to me so I appreciate the pillow advice. And yes to relaxing neck and shoulders, I need to really focus on breathing and doing that.
I cried more postpartum than I ever have in my life! Just overwhelming love, responsibilities, and lots of feelings. Then opening up to anyone about it tears you up too! Not getting restful sleep really messes with that. If you ped approves it, Mommy Bliss Gripe Water (and the Night Time blend for before bedtime) and Mylicon (gas drops- there are a bunch of different brands, I get the Target brand because it is cheapest) really made a difference in my babe! It took about a week to two weeks though to fully get kicked in and it’s something they have to grow out of too. The peak of our gas problems was about 4-6 weeks. Their little tummies are just trying to regulate and process, and gas hurts their little bellies making them cranky. My ped also told me that some babies are just gassier than others which makes sense.
Yes, yes, yes to the tears and the reasons for them!
And thank you for the tummy tips!
Were you going to talk about your status with tanner at all? While it’s obvious that Finn has SO MUCH LOVE from you and your community, just wondering where Tanner fits in…
Hi Hillary – it’s something we are working to figure out together and as soon as I am in a place where it feels like I have something to share, I will. In the meantime, he’s been a great dad to Finn.
Gosh, that C-section is pain! For me, it was the shifting of the organs… my OB told me he would have to take out my uterus and examine it since my baby was breech. It took over 9 months before I could jump or run without feeling like my organs were moving inside of me… very strange feeling. I did end up with a keloid scar and still have no feeling 2 years later in the general area. Each person is different!
Wow Brittany! That is a crazy story and I’ve never heard that about examining the uterus. I’m sure that you did feel a bit off for quite a while. I’m glad you are feeling better now but I’m sorry about the numbness.
So love all that you are sharing. It’s such an amazing time of wonder challenge change and discovery for all involved. Hugs to you during this adventure.
Just a thought. My son had some hard gas issues very early and we gave a probiotic dose every day and it made a difference within hours. For the first 6 months we stayed religious with it, changing the brand and mix every 30 days ( recommended by my dr) so his system didn’t get to used to one or two strands. Now he is 14 months and no more tummy issues.
Hope this helps!
Hi Amanda – thank you so much for the comment and for the suggestion on the probiotic. I’ll talk to the pediatrician about it!
It sounds like you are doing great and that looks like a healthy and happy baby boy!
One thing I wanted to mention was waves of grief in the postpartum period, specific to the loss of a loved one. My dad passed away several years ago and obviously I miss him every day. It seemed that in the first 6-10 weeks postpartum the grief I would experience at times was comparable to the grief and sadness immediately after his death. I also see a therapist and she said this is normal. I never imagined being a mom and not having him around. I never thought I would tell my daughter about him versus having him hold her. That is a huge, emotional thing to deal with. At 8 months postpartum I still deal with it. My daughter was baptized last weekend and I took a minute to miss my dad and cry that he wasn’t there.
I am just writing this because I know you lost your brother, and the grief may hit you hard. Be ready and remember that you are a strong, loving mama and can handle it.
Hi Megan – thank you so much for thinking of my loss and grief in this time. It really means a lot to me that you shared this. <3
You will not automatically keep 5-10 pounds on while bf, I was in fact 5 pounds smaller while bf. It depends a lot of your metabolism. And you can not know after 2 weeks of course. Baby wearing is a magical invention! But after maybe 2 months, the baby also needs to learn to fall asleep by himself.
Very interesting and a good reminder that all things pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood are different for everyone. And agreed…you can’t know anything (ANYTHING!) after two weeks!
I am 37 weeks today. reading your blog posts have been SO comforting. thank you for sharing and going into detail with everything. it really is such a help!
You are so welcome and I’m sending you so much love and strength as you prepare for childbirth and bringing home baby!
I have an 18 month old and I’m still trying to figure out a new normal! It changes all the time based on how old she is. It’s so fun, although the hardest job I’ve ever had. I am a new reader so not trying to be rude…are you a single momma? You don’t mention a dad, which no judgement at all, I just can’t imagine not having my husband’s help! Single mommas are superheroes, no joke.
Hi Julia – thank you so much for the comment and for stopping by to read. I’m sure normal does constantly change as babies grow and change so quickly.
Dad is in the picture but it’s a complicated situation that I need time to figure out. <3
I wish you the best! Hope whatever happens brings you happiness!
FINN IS SO CUTE!!! I definitely see you in there. 🙂 I’m no where near children yet as a fresh 25 year old but this is still so fascinating to read about. I love how real you are about everything and I think it’s so important for women who want to have children to read REAL content like this. It’s easy to feel like it’s all giggles and rainbows with social media so THANK YOU for sharing. I’m so addicted to this blog lol
Hi Melanie – thank you so much for reading and following along even though we are currently at different life stages. <3 I think in the world of social media, it’s imperative that we are real and honest when we can be! It helps everyone!
Hey lady! On the baby wearing… when you decide to head to the grocery or quick store trip, I would sometimes put the wrap on at home so I wouldn’t struggle with the fabric dragging on nasty parking lot floor lol. Not sure what kind you have but I had the solly and it didn’t obstruct my driving ?
This is a great tip…thank you so much!
Such a cutie! Congrats from a longtime blog reader:) I had a c section with my second and it took about a month for my pain to subside but my scar and abdomen still felt really strange. I started physical therapy with a women’s health PT and she helped me figure out massage and exercises and did bodywork to help me get to a new normal. Highly recommend!
Hi Lauren –
Thank you so much for the congrats and for reading! 🙂
I am definitely planning to see a PT/pelvic floor specialist in the coming weeks! It’s great to hear that was helpful for you.
I have loved reading your blog for a long time now. I have a 9 mo old now that I had a c-section with. My scar looks great but I definitely still have a “swollen” look above it and I am not sure if it will ever go back to perfectly flat! haha!
I have two boys that are older and I had vaginal deliveries with them so it was a change for me to have a c section. I can honestly say that I do not think one is worse than the other. The key to c section recovery is moving which I know you do! I think many people are hurting so they think moving is going to make it worse but in my experience moving actually helps!
I walked as much as I could at my tortoise pace 🙂
Also, I had never had neck or head problems until my third and I definitely think it was from being tense holding and feeding!
Yes, just when you have a ‘new normal’ things will change you you’ll have a ‘new, new normal’ – ha ha.
My neck would get so sore and stiff from breastfeeding – I think it was the way I’d bend my neck to look at my baby but I just didn’t want to look away. Massages are pretty awesome.
I’m sure you’re doctor will tell you what’s best for you and your baby but don’t let fussy and gassy get to you. So many moms jump to thinking it’s something they are eating (and it might be) but you have to remember too that babies and their bodies are learning everything – even how to pass gas so it might be uncomfortable for them but it doesn’t mean they have an allergy.
My carried my babies around while vacuuming so many times – I had a much cleaner house then!
Thanks for sharing this special time with us. I don’t have any kids but I can imagine that having one definitely changes your life. You’re doing great!
Hi Jen, I just wanted to tell you that you are doing amazing! Those first weeks/months can be so emotionally hard but you will figure it all out and find your new normal.
I’m on my third baby and third carrier and think I have finally found the best one that doesn’t hurt my back/shoulders/neck/hips. I did love my K’tan when all my babies were small but once they were around 3 months old I would get really sore wearing them in it so I’ve not switched to the Lillebaby carrier and it is so much more comfortable, especially if you want to be doing a lot of walking. I too have a golden and we like to do long hikes with my 8 month old in the Lillebaby carrier. I am smaller in stature and I’ve never had any issues with my back or hips while wearing it.
Thank you for being so honest and transparent! Wishing you and Finn the absolute best ❤️
He is adorable! I see you in him so much!
Thank you! 🙂