The stress was so bad that I was not able to sleep for a couple of days and ended up falling asleep while feeding Riley. Guess where Riley ended up? He rolled on to the floor. I woke up to a crying baby on the floor. I can't believe Im sharing this, it is something I am still highly embarrassed about. It was something I shared with a selective few that did not judge, because I was so shocked and felt like the most horrible mother on the planet. Thank goodness Riley was alright and according to his doctor, these things happen all of the time. From that moment on I decided to say "FORGET EVERYTHING my child and my wellbeing comes first".
The first thing I did was find solutions to diminish the stress. Postpartum is a very sensitive time for women. It is important to take care of your mental health and to block out anything that can be mentally affecting you. You have to put all of your mental focus on your baby, especially during the first few weeks.