27 Reasons Postpartum Life is The Best Life
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27 Reasons Postpartum Life is The Best Life

By Emily Ramirez

You’re drippy, snippy, and your mother in law is getting lippy about why you aren’t letting her hold the baby for 19 hours out of the day, but if you think about it, postpartum life is chalk full of things to be excited about.

27 Reasons Postpartum Life is The Best Life

1. Food tastes amazing, especially that first postpartum meal.

27 Reasons Postpartum Life is The Best Life 1. Food tastes amazing, especially that first postpartum meal.

2. At some point, you get to go on your first postpartum date night, where you’ll rush through a meal while talking exclusively about your baby.

2. At some point, you get to go on your first postpartum date night, where you’ll rush through a meal while talking exclusively about your baby.

3. You can sleep on your stomach again.

3. You can sleep on your stomach again.
27 Reasons Postpartum Life is The Best Life

5. You can tie your shoes without almost passing out from lack of oxygen.

27 Reasons Postpartum Life is The Best Life

6. You can go from sitting to standing without needing a commercial crane to assist you.

27 Reasons Postpartum Life is The Best Life

7. You no longer need to worry about exactly how the baby will come out. It’s out! Huzzah!

27 Reasons Postpartum Life is The Best Life

8. If a stranger touches your belly, you can slap the shit out of them without worrying about giving birth in your local jail while your husband tries to secure bond.

27 Reasons Postpartum Life is The Best Life

9. The smell of your husband’s aftershave/gym bag/garbage opinions about The Bachelor no longer elicits an immediate gag response.

27 Reasons Postpartum Life is The Best Life

10. You can eat normal sized portions without entering the vicious Starving –> So Full I Could Die –> Oh God, I’m Gonna Hurl –> Wait, I Think I’m Hungry Again cycle.

27 Reasons Postpartum Life is The Best Life

11. Your internal organs are no longer the punching bags of your freshly born, future MMA strawweight champion of the world (says in dramatic, echo-y voice).

27 Reasons Postpartum Life is The Best Life

12. You no longer need help zipping your coat.

27 Reasons Postpartum Life is The Best Life

13. You can hold your urine as long or longer than the typical kindergartener.

27 Reasons Postpartum Life is The Best Life

14. You get to watch people you love fall in love with your baby.

15. You can check the blind spot in your car without involuntarily losing your ability to breathe.

27 Reasons Postpartum Life is The Best Life

16. You can descend a set of stairs relying on your eyeballs, rather than a last minute Hail Mary.

27 Reasons Postpartum Life is The Best Life

17. If you go out alone, you’re less likely to hear random women tell you about their 4th degree tears whilst selecting a rotisserie chicken.

27 Reasons Postpartum Life is The Best Life

18. You can cut your own toenails.

27 Reasons Postpartum Life is The Best Life

19. You can put your underwear on without needing help/falling over/having to hold your breath.

27 Reasons Postpartum Life is The Best Life

20. You can navigate tight corners without hitting your belly on anything.

27 Reasons Postpartum Life is The Best Life

21. You can board a bus or airplane without your stomach rubbing against the heads of unsuspecting strangers.

27 Reasons Postpartum Life is The Best Life

22. You can take as long and as hot of a bath as you’d like.

27 Reasons Postpartum Life is The Best Life

23. You no longer require spousal assistance to shave your lady garden (if you so choose – no judgment here).

27 Reasons Postpartum Life is The Best Life

24. Your obsession with taco sauce and Twinkies is now a thing of the past, and no longer a contributing factor to the atomic farts you were dishing out.

27 Reasons Postpartum Life is The Best Life

25. You are no longer plagued by volcano heartburn.

27 Reasons Postpartum Life is The Best Life

26. You have a reason to drink all the coffee whenever you want.

27 Reasons Postpartum Life is The Best Life

27. You no longer have to field an assortment of well meaning, but annoying comments about how you’re still pregnant.

27 Reasons Postpartum Life is The Best Life

Related: The Bright Side of Your First Postpartum

27 Reasons Postpartum Life is The Best Life


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