We’re so excited to welcome Katy Fasset to the blog! She’s a mother of three under four who will be sharing her motherhood and postpartum healing journey.
For the past four years of my life I have been pregnant or nursing. It has been A LOT in the most wonderful and exhausting sort of way. I got pregnant with my first young and I always thought that if you had babies young, you would “bounce back” no problem.
As luck would have it, that wasn’t the case for me. I gained 70lbs with my first pregnancy and on top of that I also struggled after with Postpartum Depression + Postpartum Anxiety. I honestly didn’t even know that existed. I saw my mom, sisters, and everyone around me crushing it at being a mom (or so it seemed to me) and I was utterly failing in my mind.
I struggled that whole first year as mom wondering why I couldn’t be happy or find the joy in things anymore and then diving deeper down into mom guilt because I couldn’t live up to my “perfect” that I created in my head.
This past February I had my THIRD baby in four years (literally had him two days before my oldest turned 4!!! HA!). This postpartum was by far the best postpartum experience I have ever had.
I knew I would struggle with this season like I have in the past, but instead of just “waiting” for it to happen, I was extremely proactive! I got on medication at 39 weeks, see a therapist who specializes in perinatal health, talked to people about it, and continued to work on my daily health.
And I can say with complete honesty that I have ENJOYED this season instead of it becoming a nasty fog. On top of the things I did to help mentally–I let things go and lowered my expectations. I didn’t try to live up to “perfect” anymore. Including my postpartum body. Three kids in four years isn’t the kindest to your body, and instead of feeling negatively about myself–I have given my body the grace and love it deserves. Enjoying the fact that I have been able to birth three healthy babies and be around for them daily at home.
This season I am telling myself “the weight will come off when it needs to” and I move every day and fuel my body daily because I know that is important but the number on the scale doesn’t matter one bit right now.
Children teach you that you are stronger than you think–my three boys have made me the person and mom I am today.
For those moms who are having babies close in age and feel like your body is being pulled by a baby growing in your belly or by a breastfeeding babe–you are worthy in every season and you are capable of so much–Basically a real life superhero. One day this season of babies will be over and my best advice is to get the help you need so that you can truly enjoy it. Postpartum is hard and if you struggle in this season or need help you are not any less of a mom.
Hi! I’m Katy! I’m a wife, a wellness coach and a stay-at-home mom of 3 boys under 4 years old. My favoritest favorite thing is connecting with other moms and creating a fun & easy-going relationship with them through laughter, nutrition & wellness! I would love to meet you! You can find me at @katy.fassett on Instagram or through my website katyfassett.com