how is this fair?

I haven’t taken the opportunity to talk about my body much at all since I gave birth, but circumstances have presented themselves that encourage me to do so.

In short, I’ve got my first postpartum period.

That’s right, readers. I am eight weeks postpartum, and I’ve got my period. For the record, my postpartum bleeding ended completely only two and a half weeks ago. How did I get to be so lucky?

I meant to write about this last week. I had a feeling this was coming. I had EWCM galore and even some ovulation pain. Still, I thought naively, I’m breastfeeding. I won’t have a period for at least a couple of months. Ha. Ha. Ha bloody ha. On Saturday while at my parents’ I had my first hottub since I got pregnant, and on that same day, some spotting, and it was all downhill from there. Amusingly enough, I assumed it might just be a little more postpartum bleeding. Ha.

I guess this means I’m fertile again. My wife jokingly asked today, “Do you want to start TTCing again?” Not today, dear. Not today.

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11 responses to “how is this fair?

  1. That is not fair at all! I think mine might be coming soon and it still feels too soon

  2. Karen

    It could be the “six-week bleed” a little late. I had that… What seemed like a period and then none again until 6 months post-partum. And even then, my first cycle was 42 days to my usual 29. So take heart! You may not be complety back to it 🙂

  3. poppycat

    That is truely unfair. Shouldn’t you get at least a good 6 months or something!?! You really are the mother goddess 😉

  4. damn girl ! I am 9 months in and no period. I agree mother goddess!

  5. That is so unfair I am speechless.

  6. A.

    Not fair at all! Agreed with Poppy – mother goddess indeed.

    PS – thanks for the warm compress/mineral oil suggestion for labor!!

  7. Frig. Not right lady…I’m sorry!!! Wish you could have gotten more of a break – geesh.
    xoxo

    Ps. That polar bear is mighty cute!!!!!

  8. nutella

    Not fair at all. If you were a straight woman sleeping with a man you could totally be having “Irish twins”.

  9. vee

    Me too (http://veeandjay.wordpress.com/2009/05/07/that-old-familiar-feeling/) though since then, it’s been a bit hit and miss and pretty light, so there’s a glimmer of hope for you!

  10. Somethings in life can’t be explained. This might be one of them. I, like you, labored for a very long time and had a very supportive team who completely stood by my “no medical interventions” idea. I was so damn sure I was a woman and my sole purpose was to birth this child, and if I couldn’t do it, what does that say for my ability to be a woman. I went into labor at 7 pm on Wednesday night and K was born at 7:54 am on Friday morning — I get long labor. I finally got to a point where I accepted the epidural but only on a bolus. I wanted to control how little or how much, not a constant flow, and they agreed. All of a sudden, in the middle of pushing, I looked at my doctor and said, “I need a c-section. I need it now.” And he looked at me and said, “Are you because” and I yelled “NOW.” Crazy those mother instincts, it saved K’s life. However, it took a long time to realize it was motherly instincts and not giving up…
    Where I did give up, and whole-heartedly regret, was with breastfeeding. We did really well in the hospital but I was released Monday and was back in school on Tuesday, taking 19 units. I definitely regret giving up breast feeding, although I did pump for about a month…
    Nonetheless, I didn’t get my first cycle until about 6 months, might have been closer to 8. My post partum craziness lasted a good week and a half, but I was grateful for the extended time off.
    I love reading your blog. I wish I had blogged through all of K’s experiences.

    • Bytheway, if you go back a couple blogs, you’ll see a photo where J has the exact same profile as BG. Amazing how he looks so much like both of you…some things cannot be explain. xoxo

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