I've been having some pretty hardcore baby blues this past first week postpartum. The sleep deprivation is unreal and I cry a lot out of nowhere and am constantly worried and anxious about the baby and his health and that I can't handle him, as well as panicking that my life is over and it will be this hard forever. I know from researching that the baby blues are extremely common at this point and usually temporary due to hormones.. but it's still so hard to see an end in sight. Everything feels really repetitive now, like this neverending cycle.

For moms who've been through it and come out of the fog, I'd love to hear that it does get better!! I feel like not enough people talk about how rough this newborn period is, but holy moly, it's been hard. My eyes are even shutting typing this post