Recently, I've been asked a few times about what it's like having three little one's now. Although I have chatted a lot more about it on my Snap Chat (@MommyinMKE) I wanted to share some of my thoughts here too! Having three little's is beautiful. After Cristian was born I had a lot of issues arise. In part because it was winter (that's always tough for me) and the other part was not being prepared for a lot of the changes that happened during that time. We were getting ready for Match Day and once we found out we would be staying in Milwaukee for residency we started to look for a house. After the long and stressful search we ended up staying in our apartment. All of the unknowns of Match Day, looking at houses and getting ready to stay here in Milwaukee for 4 more years really took a toll while I was still roughly 4 months postpartum. That and not feeling well physically was a huge challenge for me and it took months for me to assess the issues and work on them. It all worked out as time went on but I wish I had known about things like diastasis recti, ways to battle the winter blues with little one's in tow, and making more time for myself!
All of these things were huge learning experiences for me and for us. Although having two little's was also beautiful the transition for me was a lot harder. Did that take away from the awe and amazingness of having to sweet souls to look after? No, it did not but it added a challenging layer to it all on top of dealing with the day-to-day of being a mother. And looking back now I am stronger as woman and mother because of it. However, once we found out that I was pregnant again we wanted to be more prepared. Although moving to a new home had it's stresses we planned a lot of it out with movers and family to help. Also, as I mentioned my postpartum dressing post, having a postpartum doula also helped immensely. I think even more than that is that I'm at a place where I am able and more willing to voice what I need. I'm also willing to make the changes needed for a positive outcome. It has taken years to get to this point and I'm really proud of myself in this regard. I don't think there's anything wrong with saying, "I don't want to be a hot mess and I'll do everything I can to help myself be better!" Since being able to assess the things that I need help with, organizing myself, and accepting those things that we simply can't control I've become a happier person because of it. Even though having three little's has it's tougher moments it is much more good than anything else! And I feel so blessed to be their mama.
Now to today's style post! It's been really hot and humid here (which I love) but it's really hard to find outfits that keep me cool, are nursing friendly and still help me look put together in the process. Enter little white dress! I love a cute boho dress for summer and this one is perfect and at a great price point. I've worn it with and without the belt but I wanted a bit more structure this time around (I'm also wearing a slip underneath). I also found a few more dresses from She Inside that are similar & nursing friendly! I hope you're all keeping cool in this weather and wishing you all a great weekend ahead!