Postpartum sex is somewhat of a milestone for most new moms. If you follow doctor's orders, you've waited six (or more) weeks before engaging in sexual activity. Couple that necessary waiting period with sleep-deprivation, adjusting to parenthood and re-learning your postpartum body and, well, sex is a big deal. So, it's no surprising that when postpartum sex happens, you need to talk (read: brag) about it. Enter the text messages every mom sends her BFF after having postpartum sex, because this is 2016 and no one uses their cellphones to actually make phone calls anymore.
Honestly, the first time after I had sex after having a baby, I didn't necessarily feel a pressing need to tell anyone about it. I guess I'm just not the kind of girl to "kiss and tell." However, I was also extremely excited to finally feel like myself and feel intimate with my partner, (and my friends knew about my sex life anyway, because who needs secrets?), so it really wasn't a big deal for me to share this new "mom milestone" with others. So, I grabbed my phone and made sure the first person to hear about the postpartum sex I just had, was my best friend. In fact, I believe I bombarded her with comments about it in a very short span of time and before she could really respond to any of them. After all, what are friends for, right?
Sex is not the only important part of a romantic relationship and it is not the defining factor of love or commitment, so there isn't a new mom in the world (or any woman, for that matter) that should feel obligated to have sex or get back in the sack when she's not ready or feeling comfortable. Of course, postpartum sex is going to be different for every woman, too. So, in no way are the following text messages indicitive of how your personal experience will be. Some women love postpartum sex. Some women don't. So, with that in mind, here are some of the texts I happily sent my BFF after I had postpartum sex, and while I know not every woman will feel the way I did about postpartum sex, I'd like to think I'm not alone.