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Welcome to the Lunnie Hive

Updated: Apr 17, 2021

Hi! Welcome to the Lunnie Hive blog. Here you’ll find real Lunnie Hive members share their experiences with postpartum, breastfeeding, and motherhood. The things your mom friends will tell you that you can’t read on WebMD.

When I was pregnant with my first daughter, I moved across the country from Seattle to Ohio. I didn’t have many mom friends at first. I was also the first to be pregnant in my tight-knit circle of hometown friends in California. As a result, I didn’t have a mom community to lean on so many things came as a surprise.

Whether you are a new or experienced mom, pregnant or desiring to be, the Lunnie Hive is here for you. I want to create a space that feels like that 5 am text conversation with your fellow mom friend because you know she's awake too.

I asked members of the Lunnie Hive to answer my top three questions on the motherhood experience. With that, I’ll share my answers too.

Name: Sarah

Age: 33

Number of kids and ages: Lucy (3) and Anna AKA Annie (8 months)

The most surprising thing about being a first-time mom is how it gives your highest highs and lowest lows. My heart never felt so full but I was also never so exhausted. It makes you wonder how parents across generations, decades, and centuries managed to care for newborns. It’s incredible.

My expectation vs. experience breastfeeding was I knew it would be hard, but whew, it was hard AND painful. Especially the first month. I had no clue leaking would be a daily battle and that I would wear a bra 24/7 too. Ultimately, I stuck with it and breastfed my first daughter for 18 months. With my second daughter, the learning curve was easier but the pain and leaking was even worse. And, of course, I had issues with my nursing bras. Which is why I created Lunnie.

The best piece of advice about motherhood is sleep when the baby sleeps. Seriously! The dishes and laundry can wait. Motherhood made me the master of a 20-minute power nap. Of course, it becomes exponentially harder with a second baby. But any chance you get time for yourself, take it.

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