I need to stop right here for a moment...I can't go on without mentioning my (late) Grandma Inez, my mother's mom. If I ever complain about pregnancy (which I'm not really trying to do right now, but I know it's coming across that way!), I think about her...and I remember this: My Grandma had 13 children. That number alone is amazing, but what's even more amazing than having 13 children, is having 3 sets of full-term twins! That's right...My Grandma had 3 sets of twins (my own mother is one of the identical twins) and I never, ever (not even once!) heard her complain about her pregnancies. In fact, she never had a negative word to say about anything or anyone. She was (and still is) my hero. Even as a little girl, I adored my Grandma, but now that I'm a mother, I can appreciate her in a different light. (SIGH) I miss her so...
So, I go through 9 months of
I'm about 4 1/2 months postpartum, and believe me, I'm doing my best to roll with the postpartum punches, knowing this is the final round. It certainly throws some interesting right hooks...like hair loss, for example. Who would of thought that losing handfuls and handfuls of hair for weeks on end was normal? You know it's bad when your 4-year old comes up to you and says:
"Mommy, your hair is EVERYWHERE! It's on Britten's nuk, it's on the living room floor, it's on our Candyland game!" What? How on earth did it end up there???
So, alas, I will press on, even if it means ending these postpartum days with half as much hair on my head!
So, what about YOU? What are your thoughts on pregnancy and postpartum? Men (you know who you are!), feel free to answer this question from a husband's perspective. It'd be very interesting to hear from you!
* As a side note, this was merely a venting session. I need to say that my feelings on pregnancy and postpartum have no influence on how I feel about my babies. I LOVE babies and especially love every stage of their 1st year of life. It's an absolute miracle and worth every moment of pain and emotional craziness I've endured!