You spend nine months planning, reading, preparing and imagining what life will be like with a new baby. Then when the birth is in the rear view mirror (and you did great!) you have this new little being in your arms and life suddenly gets a little bit more hectic, intense, joyous, and at times even a bit overwhelming!
Pregnancy has three trimesters, but newborn babies are so small and vulnerable that for them, the first few months of life outside the womb are truly a “4th trimester” of pregnancy. For new moms, welcome to this new trimester of motherhood!