The Twelve Days Postpartum

 

Christmas Baby

On the 1st day postpartum my loved ones gave to me
A postpartum doula to keep

On the 2nd day postpartum my loved ones gave to me
Two swaddle pods
And a postpartum doula to keep

On the 3rd day postpartum my loved ones gave to me
Three meals a day
Two swaddle pods
And a postpartum doula to keep

On the 4th day postpartum my loved ones gave to me
Four nursing bras
Three meals a day
Two swaddle pods
And a postpartum doula to keep

On the 5th day postpartum my loved ones gave to me
Five hours of sleep
Four nursing bras
Three meals a day
Two swaddle pods
And a postpartum doula to keep

On the 6th day postpartum my loved ones gave to me
Six sterile bottles
Five hours of sleep
Four nursing bras
Three meals a day
Two swaddle pods
And a postpartum doula to keep

On the 7th day postpartum my loved ones gave to me
Seven silky blankets
Six sterile bottles
Five hours of sleep
Four nursing bras
Three meals a day
Two swaddle pods
And a postpartum doula to keep

On the 8th day postpartum my loved ones gave to me
Eight bags for milking
Seven silky blankets
Six sterile bottles
Five hours of sleep
Four nursing bras
Three meals a day
Two swaddle pods
And a postpartum doula to keep

On the 9th day postpartum my loved ones gave to me
Nine pacifiers
Eight bags for milking
Seven silky blankets
Six sterile bottles
Five hours of sleep
Four nursing bras
Three meals a day
Two swaddle pods
And a postpartum doula to keep

On the 10th day postpartum my loved ones gave to me
Ten tiny onesies
Nine pacifiers
Eight bags for milking
Seven silky blankets
Six sterile bottles
Five hours of sleep
Four nursing bras
Three meals a day
Two swaddle pods
And a postpartum doula to keep

On the 11th day postpartum my loved ones gave to me
Eleven books for reading
Ten tiny onesies
Nine pacifiers
Eight bags for milking
Seven silky blankets
Six sterile bottles
Five hours of sleep
Four nursing bras
Three meals a day
Two swaddle pods
And a postpartum doula to keep

On the 12th day postpartum my loved ones gave to me
Twelve packs of diapers
Eleven books for reading
Ten tiny onesies
Nine pacifiers
Eight bags for milking
Seven silky blankets
Six sterile bottles
Five hours of sleep
Four nursing bras
Three meals a day
Two swaddle pods
And a postpartum doula to keep

Authored by: Kathleen Rucka