Audrey Roloff is having a rough battle with postpartum issues after giving birth to Ember. The new mom posted a picture on Instagram detailing the issues that she is having and claiming she wasn’t expecting it to be as painful.
She is having the traditional postpartum pain plus many breastfeeding issues, including milk supply, engorgement, mastitis, and clogged ducts. She shared that the pain intensity is much like unmedicated labor. The baby blues must have kicked in too as Audrey says she feels as though she is failing her beautiful daughter.
Our little Ember is two weeks old today!? She's likes cuddling on our chests, swaying, and when her daddy sings to her. While I am overflowing with love for my daughter and husband, I won't sugar coat it… these past two weeks have been HARD. The first 24 hours with Ember were bliss, but after that it was as if I went back into labor again… I was well prepared for the pain and suffering that comes with childbirth, but I was not prepared for the pain and suffering that comes afterwards. I got all the things… the common "TMI" postpartum hurts, along with severe engorgement, too much milk, not enough milk, blisters, bruises, clogged ducts, and mastitis. I can't believe I'm saying this, but the pain that I've experienced while breast feeding has been comparable to unmedicated labor contractions. Inevitably, all of this has left me feeling like I am failing my baby, frustrated, discouraged, and heart ached. But even though the tearful sleepless nights persist, so will I. I will continue to pour myself out in sacrificial love for this baby girl who makes every hurt worth enduring. And not by my strength or striving, but in Christ alone. I've been humming the these lyrics while I nurse and pump through the nights, "Lord, I come, I confess, Bowing here I find my rest, Without You I fall apart, You're the One that guides my heart, Lord I need you oh I need you, Every hour I need you, My one defense, my righteousness, Oh God, how I need you…" Motherhood is already refining me so much and I am blessed. #journeyofjerandauj #emberroloff pc: @juliagreenphotography
Having a newborn is an emotional time. Hormones are raging as your body adjusts. This can lead to the baby blues or even postpartum depression. Audrey is clearly being the best mom she can be, but sometimes our bodies need time to recuperate. Nobody can really relate to the experience like another mom. Thankfully, Audrey has her sister-in-law Tori cheering her on and supporting her.
Tori replied in the comments, “You’re a warrior mama!” and “Love you so much, sister!” Tori posted on Instagram stories that she was making Audrey lactation cookies. Audrey responded with a story of her own saying that Tori has been a “saint” with all her help and encouragement since Ember was born.
Audrey and Jeremy are holding back sharing pictures of Ember. They clearly want to be in control of what is shared and that is their right as parents. Grandma Amy posted that she went to visit Ember and that she is adorable. Amy is looking forward to being able to post pictures of Ember. Until then, she will post pictures of Jackson, who is getting so big!
I'm over the moon the 2nd time as a grandma. I'm thrilled seeing and visiting with my granddaughter Ember Jean (Jer and Auj daughter). She is so precious and beautiful. Can't wait to post a picture or two ?? of her soon. In the meantime Jackson is growing up so fast. Love his smile and laugh and wanting to grab everything ?? He came over to wish Grandma Amy a Happy Birthday the other day ??. #secondact #grandmaamy #grandkidsareablessing #godisgoodalways
Amy took Audrey and Jeremy a steak dinner since they aren’t really able to leave the house while Audrey is battling postpartum issues. It’s so heartwarming to see this family work together for the betterment of each other. The time after a baby is born can be incredibly challenging as the parents adjust to the new routine and the mother deals with postpartum ups and downs. Audrey could certainly use our prayers now.
Share this to remind people to keep praying for Audrey to feel better!