Big Time Bumming.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Male reader(s) - please stop reading.

Well, it happened. It was inevitable, but still unexpected.

Last week, my period returned.

I was extremely unprepared for the amount of emotion I had to deal with, as I didn't think it would be a very monumental experience.

I was just shocked by the knowledge that my baby is no longer, well a little baby. He's a hustling bustling baby, and this is just the beginning of the ways I'll be forced to acknowledge this.

My mind just kept coming to the road block that it shouldn't be happening yet, and then I had to work through the knowledge that I'm not exclusively bf'ing (pumping, sometimes supplementing and solids) and that it really has been 8 months!

The flip side of course - my body is ready for another baby! Hold up there ladies, my body. Not me, not us lol, but my body. :) We've still got to hold off for awhile . . .

13 comments:

Angie said...

Wow I had no idea it took that long for a person's period to return after having a baby. I guess congrats are not in order! lol

julie said...

I have a feeling that I will deal with this in the same way. So far, mine has not returned, and I am dreading it.

Andrea said...

I never considered the emotion that comes with the return of a period. So much to think about!

But I will say...my first thought was "another baby!". I'm still brewing my first babe and yet looking forward to a house full of munchkins :)

Mindy said...

My period returned when Cecilia was 6 months old. Horrible day! :( I didn't think I would be so upset by it either.

Issac is getting so big! I am jealous he is almost walking, my 8 month old has yet to even crawl. She is quite content rolling across the room.

Amy said...

um, i am 10 1/2 weeks pp, bf and just got mine and it sucks.....and there is no way in hell this body is ready for another quite yet :)

Stephanie said...

You should read Dooce's blog post today....it's about the same thing! Crazy!

Katie said...

I (obviously) got mine right away. I thought I got ripped off because you weren't supposed to get it if you bfed. I couldn't imagine how bummed I would be if I was free of it for 8 months after baby. Lucky you though, I guess.

Kristal said...

Oh my gosh, I'm thinking "Holy cow! Lucky you for avoiding it for 8 months!"

I'm totally jealous cause I know I won't be as lucky.

Q, La, and Gooner said...

I got mine after three months, it wasn't emotional...I was just really bummed out cause I didn't want to deal with it yet!!! And I exclusively breast fed.

AJ said...

Oh this is the day I dread. I'm sorry it has come. I hope it's going "okay" considering the crapiness of it.

Rachel said...

so we both got our pp af's the same month! Crazy!

I still am in denial, Brighton is almost 14 months and I still think he is a baby, I still nurse him and even though he walks, I STILl think he is a baby. Until I see a pic of him and realize how fricken old he is!!!

d.a.r. said...

Wow, I guess not being a mom or pregnant, I had never thought about it like this. I am so glad I have you wise women to go before me!!!

I'm sorry for all of the emotions you are dealing with...I cannot even begin to imagine.

But baby #2? That could be super yay in the future!!

Helen Joy said...

I'm thinking if I time it just right, I might not have to have a period until menopause...I just have to have about 20 kids. I think that's Michelle Duggar's real reason:-)
But seriously. It's a wake up call to the fact that my baby isn't a baby anymore. I still try to use the excuse that I have a new born...for just about anything. But people look at me funny.
I got mine 9 months after Barclay was born.

 

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