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“You'll never sleep again.” 

“Breastfeeding is so hard.” 

“You’ll never have time for yourself again.”

“You’re going to feel an instant connection with your baby.”

These are just a few of the things other parents started telling Adee and Michael as soon as they found out they were expecting.

But, rather than accepting them as they heard them, they chose to take an approach more suitable to their style and look into ways to make these parenting challenges, well, a little less challenging.

Starting off with their baby in the NICU and the challenges of postpartum feelings weren’t easy. But, together, Adee and Michael found what worked for them and they’re sharing the lessons they learned in this week’s episode. From breastfeeding and sleep to when to let people come visit the baby (and how to let people help), you’ll gain a lot from this episode!

Topics:

  • 3:00 - Shai being in NICU
  • 5:30 - Not feeling the connection Adee thought she would
  • 6:15 - Postpartum feelings
  • 7:30 - Breastfeeding
  • 9:40 - Exercise nutrition and recovery
  • 16:00 - Nutrition
  • 17:55 - Sleep with a newborn
  • 20:30 - Getting in a rhythm with each other 
  • 26:30 - Dividing responsibilities 
  • 28:30 - How Adee deals with body changes
  • 34:30 - How to navigate friends and family visiting
  • 38:30 - Letting people know how they can help you 
  • 40:30 - Sex and intimacy postpartum
  • 45:05 - Biggest lessons so far

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