Audrey Roloff’s Two-Week Postpartum Update

posted: 09/25/17
by: TLCme

Two weeks following the birth of her daughter Ember Jean, Little People, Big World's Audrey Roloff gave fans an update on how she and her sweet bundle of joy are doing!

This is what she said about her first two weeks of motherhood:

"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."

We applaud Audrey for her real and honest portrayal of being a first-time mom. Grandpa Matt and Grandma Amy, who is no stranger to the joys and hardships of birth, sent Audrey and Jeremy a sweet message of support and advice. Watch it here!

To see the entire incredible journey of the Roloff family, watch full episodes of Little People, Big World from the very beginning on TLC GO!
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