This is another one of those posts where I forewarn you about the TMI-ness of it all. Warning: TMI.
A few of y'all have asked how I'm doing physically since bebe.
Good heavens does pregnancy and childbirth take a toll. I mean, I knew it would, but I didn't really know know.
I will say I was one of the more fortunate souls to step away with no stretch marks or hemorrhoids. Praises.
But what I lack in those battle scars I made up for in stitches, you know, downtown. I remember asking my doctor how many stitches I got afterward and he looked away and said,
"I don't know."
You don't know?!?
It's ten weeks later, and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't still sore sometimes.
My body bounced back fairly quickly, I think. My stomach is flat again, although my hips are still wide as Texas. You win some, you lose some. Meh. I'm still a good 6 or 7 pounds away from being pre-baby weight, but I'd rather focus on maintaining a good milk supply than losing the extra for right now. It has decided to be nice and spread itself out evenly, so I'm pretty much back into most of the pre-preg wardrobe. (Except those size 26 Citizens, may they RIP. I'm fairly certain I'll never see those on me again.) And I've still got that pesky linea negra from my last trimester. Any thoughts on if those ever go away? It's not cute.
I've heard of some Mamas who walk away from pregnancy with permanently larger feet or worsened eyesight. I don't think I've had any of that, but you know what I have noticed?
My sense of smell is heightened. The smell of gasoline was always attractive to me but now I almost crave it. Getting gas is like a trip to the spa for me. I love that smell.
And I'm way more regular than I've ever been, if ya know what I mean. I used to have all manner of digestive issues, and it's almost like they've disappeared.
What about you, Mamas?