MOTHERHOOD IS HARD. | Day In The Life With A Newborn Baby | Tara Henderson
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MOTHERHOOD IS HARD. | Day In The Life With A Newborn Baby | Tara Henderson


[Music] you had me at home [Music] it’s where you go based where I call [Music] I don’t need nobody I got you and you got me too [Music] we can leave it on Sunday Saturday save me sunny [Music] good morning you guys so today is the day that Grayson is getting his tongue and lip tie released so we just pulled up to his orthodontics I’m so anxious you guys I’m really nervous I don’t know why I know people get this done all the time with their newborns but I’m just so worried for him I don’t know I just don’t want to see him in pain and I’m by myself I wish Adam was with me but we were not about to drag like both Shay and Bailey to this appointment he’s starting to get fussy though so um we’re gonna head inside and I’m just praying that everything goes smoothly I’m just gonna play this trick for you so this is what we do okay [Music] I can take you there anyway somewhere we won’t be scared [Music] [Applause] okay we just got out of his appointment I just pulled up to the Starbucks drive-through he’s fast asleep right now just good but after I get my Starbucks order I will talk to you guys about how everything went okay I just got an iced caramel macchiato with almond milk and I got some egg white whites the red pepper ones these are really good so I’m gonna eat these in a second but I wanted to talk to you guys about the appointment because it was a lot more difficult obviously for me than I expected it to be I thought it was going to be super quick like a three-minute thing and it wasn’t obviously he had to get his lip and his tongue tie revised so each procedure took like almost 15 minutes and he said he was really strong like obviously they swaddle him you guys saw and they had to put like a piece of paper over his eyes and taped it to the side of his head because of the laser like I had to wear glasses too and so did they but usually when newborns come in they have like their little caps on because they’re like fresh out of the womb he’s seven weeks so we waited a little bit not too long but usually you get it revised like within the first like couple weeks after they’re born so he was a little bit older and so obviously I didn’t have a hat with me because he’s not fresh out of the womb anymore and it’s like 90 degrees out so yeah they had to put a little piece of paper over his eyes which was really sad and he hated that but yeah they lasered the top first and again that took so long and I was I had to hold him his arms down because they were smartly swaddled him in a halo sleep sack which I loved but it wasn’t velcro and I was like does this thing I’ve outgrown it and they were like no it just wraps around them and he’s so strong so he was like trying to break free from the swaddle so I had to hold his arms down and when I started doing the revision on his tongue he kept wanting to close his mouth and usually when they’re crying they open their mouths super big but he just was so fed up with it that he was like crying with his mouth like halfway closed and so the dental assistant had to open his mouth for him and it was just it was a lot um I didn’t cry I just kept repeating over in my head like this is all gonna be worth it in the end and he’s not gonna remember this like over and over in my head and I just tried to pull it together and thankfully I did so everything’s done it looks great they had me watch a little segment on their TV in the room there on how to do the stretches and I’ve heard that’s even worst and getting the procedure done because obviously it’s painful for them and you’re the one that has to do it so yeah I’m not looking forward to that but we have to do the stretches I’ve heard that it can attach back and attach back even worse than when it started and I do not want that one because the procedure is expensive and we’re taking all this time and effort to go through with it and so I don’t want to see it reattached that would just be awful but anyways I know that a lot of you guys have gone through this with your little ones and a ton of you guys have reached out to me on Instagram as well through DMS and shared your experiences so thank you guys so much you guys have totally helped me and just like your support means a lot and I know these next couple weeks are gonna be really hard for him especially the first like couple days are just gonna be really rough so the plan for the next couple days is just to nurse nurse nurse that’s another thing I forgot to tell you guys so we nursed right after and his latch is a ton better can open his mouth like so wide now and before it was like this and now it’s like this so I definitely think it’s gonna be worth it and I’m really excited to hopefully breastfeed as long as I can but I know it’s gonna be worth it in the end but I just wanted to share how the appointment went with you guys in case I think he’s starting to wake up in case you guys are gonna have to do it with your little ones it’s it’s pretty it’s pretty rough I would definitely recommend bringing your significant other with you to the appointment I’m kind of kicking myself in the butt that I didn’t bring Adam but again we didn’t want to bring the girls with us to something like that so yeah I went solo but I wouldn’t recommend that I would definitely recommend having someone to support you there but I’m gonna eat my egg-white bites and drink my coffee and then I have some paperwork right here that I have to drop off at the girls doctors because I need to get a signature from Shay’s pediatrician for her to start school and get her shot records so I’m going to drop the paperwork off before I head home I don’t know if you guys can see him back there very well but he’s not in the deepest sleep but poor guy is so tired I just want to snuggle him right now you [Music] okay we’re back home now I just finished nursing him and swaddled him up and put him in his swing so he could get a really good nap in he was like in and out of sleep in the car and just kept fussing like on and off so he needs to take a really good nap and just sleep this off I feel so terrible I’m sure he’s in a lot of pain they did numb him though at the appointment I don’t know if I mentioned that or not I gave him some numbing cream and they also gave him an injection so I’m sure he didn’t feel a thing but now about the numbing is starting to wear off for sure he’s probably in some sort of discomfort so I want him to get a really good nap in and hopefully he feels better when he wakes up during this last nursing session I noticed he’s still puffing on an awful lot which is what he was doing before but his latch is a lot better and he’s not making that clicking sound that he was before so I definitely think that the revision helped with his latch which was the main goal with this procedure so I’m really happy with that so far and I just went over the post-op instructions and you’re not supposed to start the stretching exercises until the day after so I won’t have to do them today but starting tomorrow I have to do them six times a day at different parts of the day and I guess you’re not supposed to do them like right before a feed because you don’t want them to associate pain with the nursing so I think we’re gonna try and do them like after he’s done nursing when we’re trying to like stimulate him throughout the day and hopefully everything goes smoothly so there’s a little update on Grayson he’s doing well right now he’s in a deep sleep now thankfully but I just want to give you guys a little update on what was going on Chloe’s getting a bath today that I can give you a bath yeah she just got a bath like five days ago no it’s not them you’re obsessed this is like me miss Grayson I wasn’t kidding when I said bitches like Adams newborn babies she’s so cute sai-san girl a dog that yeah [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] his first turn alright [Music] and it said you can start immediately upon returning it’s a little bit later now Grayson and I just spent the last like hours so snuggling in my bed I feel so bad for him I can tell he’s not feeling the best obviously he’s probably in some pain so we gave him some Tylenol but I swaddled him back up and put him in his swing so hopefully it takes a really good nap because it’s almost 3 o’clock and he has not taken a nap today so he needs to get some rest um Shay should be waking up here soon update on her and the pacifier she’s doing really well better than I anticipated her doing she is taking a little bit longer to go down for her naps in bedtime because she’s just used to having a knots how she sees herself to sleep so yeah she’s taking a little bit longer to go to sleep but I’m sure it’ll get better over time with that ok sorry I thought Chloe had to go potty because she was whining by the door but I think she just wanted her bone you don’t have to go potty I think she just saw the bone from the door and she was winning cuz she wanted it sweetheart she’s all clean she smells so good what are you doing ok she has been on a coloring kick her and Shay their sticker obsessed and they like doing them on the front of the refrigerator which i think is so cute but these are all their pictures that they’ve made which one this one yep that’s me and you right and you’re getting so good at your hearts she did these all by herself yeah I should meet this one all by herself too and she wrote her name by herself we need to work on your a because you do it backwards right I’m gonna make an a oh that’s a B or a P what are you trying to make a B go an a okay I see that’s but that’s back we’re tiny that’s a P so you make a circle and then a line on this side yeah like that it doesn’t have to be that long though but yeah that’s better good that’s perfect that’s a lowercase a you have your last couple you can only do a capital e well you want to learn how to do a lowercase e do a capital e very good okay you want to learn how to do it a lowercase e okay try let me see how you do it pretty good that’s actually really good honey is Indian yeah that’s it that’s right you want to trace this one pretty close hmm trace it that way you can get better at it good very good honey so the lowercase e see you now to do it okay now try drawing your name with lowercase ease good job one more hey Adam just got home from getting his haircut Wow Oh looking sharp she’s doing Mary Kay ZZZ and you did you’re a right to that’s very good honey good job she knows roll let’s drink yeah play role absolutely good yeah that yeah you do yeah touch that die I know look who’s awake hey big girl she took a really good nap you making a cookie it’s working doct it’s all thing for Mama yeah thank you baby Grayson just woke up he’s a little swollen poor thing Adams letting me eat really quick he’s holding them I’m gonna eat this and then we’re gonna snuggle oh we keep smiling Adam this is like the happiest I’ve seen them [Music] good job Bobby you know how that’s medicine for baby father cuz he got an owie he’s gonna are we on his lip so it makes him feel better you’re not saying you’re not sick silly you got a pasta face Oh was your pasta yummy let’s not open that though I don’t make a huge mess thank you tub kiss and now you the cookie pan that’s actually just about to make them work you know like cookies I’m making and I was making home chef I’m so excited what is this stake free advertisement for we love home chef copyright and I’m not cooking it really good smells really good this is so good it’s coffee-crusted oh goodness smell it yeah that’s why I just follow me and smelling I can smell it it’s so good it smells like that it’s that one coffee scrub that I use in my shower this is almost as exciting as my stretchy pants your distress I never uploaded that vlog oh yeah I bought out of a new wardrobe and he fell in love it right I feel like I definitely have a list and everyone was like no I can’t even tell that you talk differently it’s not gonna be like it’s not gonna be like a mom make out with me no let’s do for the camera yeah bye but it’s a lot later now the kids are all in bed Grayson is like in and out of sleep he’s been in and out of sleep all day but when he’s awake he is so much happier I was just telling Adam this like since he’s been born he’s been pretty cranky if he’s not like swaddled in his swing or on my chest and I’m standing walking around the house if I’m not doing one of those two things with him or he’s not sleeping he’s a pretty fussy baby but today I’m after his first after we first got home and he woke up from his first nap and when Adam was holding him you guys saw in that last clip and he’s been like pretty content and like happy and I haven’t seen him that happy since ever and a lot of you guys damned me on Instagram and asked like if I noticed an improvement in his like personality and if he was a lot more content and I think he is so I’m gonna keep you guys posted on that we’ll see how he acts tomorrow I know tomorrow he’s probably gonna be a little bit more pain and tomorrow we have to start the stretches which I’m really not looking forward to I’m gonna convince Adam to do him could be the bad guy that he’s not going to that’s gonna be really hard but I’m gonna end the vlog here I hope you guys enjoyed it be sure to give it a thumbs up if you did subscribe if you haven’t already and I will see you guys in my next one bye [Music] sunday sunday I

100 Comments

  • ProgressionofMyself

    My daughter had to have eye muscle surgery at 18mths and just again a week ago at 3yrs and 7mths. Don't feel bad about it being hard. This is your heart outside your body so of course it hits us mommas hard!

  • Melania C

    Hello beautiful. As a subscriber for a while now, I notice you arenโ€™t really smiling like you used too. A lot of your vlogs are so monotoned, and straight faced like no emotion. Are you feeling okay?? I know post partum can be brutal.. Talk to us! We love you more than you know. Youโ€™re not alone .. even if it seems lonely. You have like over 300,000 best friends youโ€™ve never met yet. We are here for you… โค๏ธ

  • Madi W

    I noticed when you were showing baileys spelling of her name and I saw her people she drew didnโ€™t have necks, and it made me laugh because I did the same thing when I was a kid. Drew a head with arms and legs sticking out of the head haha .

  • Megan Weber

    Having my first baby in Sept and this hit me in the feels!! You are such a strong momma, and I love watching your videos. I learn so much, thank you for making all the videos that you do Tara!!! <3

  • Mary Martins

    Love the vlog ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ‘ Hope your beautiful baby gets better soon ๐Ÿ˜˜ The girls are getting big and talking so much . Itโ€™s so sweet how Baylee got so excited about writing her name . Adam how adorable you washing Chloe ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ’•.

  • Angela Newcomb

    OMG When Baylee says thanks or thank you when you complimented her writing. WOW what a polite, smart little lady.

  • Suneetha NaLaJaLa

    Hi tara i am new subscriber from INDIA . Presently living in us only. I love to watch ur videos . I like ur positive attitude . Hats of to ur patience nd ur kids are lovely ๐Ÿฅฐ. Loads of Love from INDIA. Expectg reply from u ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Miss Derby

    You shouldn't bath dogspuppies that often because it isn't good for them. It can be bad for their skin. You should bath them every few weeks or every other week. Most vets recommend bathing a dogpuppy once a month.

  • Melanie Phelan

    Iโ€™m shocked hearing about the procedure! It was a 3-5 minute procedure max for my daughter! Poor baby โค๏ธ

  • Cori A

    My daughter had a tongue and lip tie when she was born. It was so hard to nurse but we did whatever we could to make sure the doctors helped her so she could be comfortable!
    We also found out she has MTHFR gene mutation, have you had your little one checked? One of the biggest signs of the mutation is a tongue or lip tie!!!
    Sending good vibes your way!

  • LargeFamily Chaos

    It's not a quick fix like the doctors make it seem like I had to pump to keep my milk up until he could nurse again

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  • Stephanie Richards

    โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ
    What kind of rear seat mirror is that?! Is it actually connected into the headrest?

  • Blue Avian

    Tongue tie is a sign of having the MTHFR gene mutation. Vaccines and this mutation donโ€™t go well. Thatโ€™s all Iโ€™m gonna say.

  • Sonia Avitia

    Adam and Chloe showering together had me ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Blessings to your little guy and hopefully he gets better soon and breastfeeding goes alot smoother โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

  • Kali Bypassjourney

    My daughter was born with cleft lip and palate and I had to watch her heal from so many surgeries and it's not easy. Never got easier. It's hard to see our little ones in pain even if you know they need the procedure or whatever to help them.

  • Rebecca Alexander

    Girl I'm sorry you had to go through that procedure by yourself! We had to take my daughter when she was a baby to get her blocked tearduct remedied and they basically strapped her to a board and poked her duct with a pick. Wouldn't have been able to do that without my s.o. there. You and Adam are such good parents, definitely admire you both!

  • Donna Piraino

    Sending continued prayers ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป…..Tara you do such a great job as a mother…๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’™

  • Helen Bauer

    Hi Tara! I just recently found a pediatrician on YouTube that posts videos about his visits. He has a couple of babies that come in that have lip ties. I thought it would be helpful for you and your family! The name is Paul Thomas MD. God bless you!

  • Anuschka van Dijke

    The international breatsfeeding clinic in Toronto, Canada treated my daughters tongue tie. It wasnt lasered, just snipped with special scissors without anesthetic. It bled for like two seconds and then it was over and done. She stopped crying immediately. It wasnt cruel cos it wasnt the most severe tie, she barely noticed it. They did the snip immediately after diagnosing her tongue tie. I thought that was best, not to allowmore time to pass and what needs to be done, needs to be done. Latch improved a million times so it was the right choice. The clinic said they believe tongue and lip ties are so common now due to increased (prolonged) use of folic acid. Its important to consider when and how long to take it whilst pregnant.

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  • LW707 - Linda Wallace

    My son had it done when he was about 12 months. He actually walked in. They clipped his tongue tie. It wasnโ€™t as bad as I thought it would be. Hang in there.

  • Brandi Minch

    Adam is cute! And i mean in a goofy hubby type way! So funny! ๐Ÿ˜‚ I like that u guys keep it real and are so sweet to each other and your kids. Much love

  • Sindi Mounts

    You should totally do a wardrobe video for Adam! My husband has very similar fashion. I would love to know where you buy his clothes. I desperately need to update some stuff in my husbands wardrobe.

  • Marry bubbles

    Aweeee it was for the best but so sad dogo through that and as a mum.
    Adam and puppy, ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ I can't haha it is he's newborn

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  • Yvonne Darden

    Wow Iโ€™m sorry I comment on another video about a tongue tie and then I saw this haha. Hope your baby is doing good. My first baby had the same thing done, lip and tongue

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  • MountainViewVintage

    Bay was confused cuz she saw that she did the littl 'e' diffrnt than moms lol…she was like "hmmm?"๐Ÿ˜›

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  • Kristin King

    Found out in that first trip back after birth that he was starving. Had to nurse then pump and feed him what I pumped. It was so exhausting and I was too stubborn to go to formula.Took us 2 months to figure out tongue/lip tie was why breastfeeding was so hard. This surgery and the time spent with lactation consultant after saved my sanity and gave me confidence. It was totally worth it and I hope you have an awesome outcome also. This is hardly ever talked about but it's actually super prevalent.

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  • Monika Clemens

    I am from Germany, 62 years old and I love to see your family๐Ÿ˜You are so lovely and sweet๐ŸคฉAs my daughter(33years) and her daughter( 4 years). Sorry for my english and all the best๐Ÿ’A new fan, Monika

  • valley girl

    All you youtubers have the exact same headboards for your bed! millers have it binghams have it frys have it, tiff has it..Everyone!

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  • Malloju Sirishajyothi Sirisha

    Hello Tara ..I'm from India..I have..been watching Ur video..from couple.of weeks..I really luv Ur…channel..n Ur lovely family…really..luv ..u..Tara..it's really..hard..to..handle..three. kids..and really supportive..such a nice husband..really luv u..n luv Ur ..kids..๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ wish u all gud..luck..eagerly waiting for more updas..keep..going

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