Friday, July 13, 2012


It's been nearly 4 months since Sully was born. I've had four months to "settle in." Yet, I still don't feel like we've hit a routine. I'm not sure if that's due to the busy Summer months or maybe just the fact that we have a baby. When does it kick in? At some point I feel like we should get to the point of following nightly routines and schedules - normalcy, but nearly every night I feel overwhelmed. Like this has all just happened. It's a strange feeling. It's somewhat like being on this roller coaster or Speed-like bus that hasn't slowed down enough for me to jump off!

* I'm still producing a little milk, which makes for fun shirt fronts if I forget to wear the little protective pads.
* Sully is now sometimes eating 7 and 8 ounces at a time. It's clear that he's going to eat us out of house and home.
* My hair is still coming out, a little less now. Enough to make quite a hairball, though, each time I shower.
* We recently had family portraits taken. I seriously have the most gorgeous children known to man.
* After seeing my co-worker's 3-week old baby, I now have newborn fever. I know, I know... I have a baby! He's so tiny though! No, Casey! This is it!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Post-partum suckiness

My hair is falling out. Not just a few strands, but entire clumps. Every morning I pull a small rodent-sized mass out of the drain. That’s just one of the many fun things that have happened to my body post-pregnancy. (And post-pumping)

  • Hair loss
  • Ginormous breasts (Insert smart-ass comment by Ben)
  • Leaky breasts
  • Weight gain
    • That nice weight loss that I experienced after birth and next two months has gone away. L Super hungry and still eating the same amount as when I was pumping. Ugh.
  • Attack of the hormones!
    • Happy? Yes! Crying? Yes! Pissed? Yes! All at once!
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Lugging around the baby, getting up at night/early morning, hormones etc.
  • Night sweats
Gotta love all of these changes!