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Monday, January 18, 2010

Yeah, I should have known that it would happen the very first time I reached for the only cute, funky pair of underwear I own. The ones I bought on a trendy Toronto street a few years ago, feeling all good to be supporting a local designer. It was the very first time I put them on since I started packing on the pounds in my last pregnancy.

After 2 years, 1 month and 23 days, I got my period back. That's pregnancy plus 16 and a half months of breastfeeding.

My underwear will be just fine. But it sure makes me wonder why I didn't leave them there in the drawer a little longer, next to all those damn condoms we've been using Just In Case.

Oh, and I feel crappy, crabby, crampy. Ick. But it also feels good to know that everything is still in order.

6 comments:

Hobo Mama said...

You brought it on yourself! :) But, still, lucky you to have had 16.5 months of lactational amenorrhea. I had just under 7. Like I needed fertility that soon.

Flo said...

Oh no, I sympathise. Hope you're getting a bit of time to just do nothing but wallow and eat and be allowed to over-react to everything. (But wow, that's a nice long break. I got six weeks - and yes I was breastfeeding!)

julie said...

i'll send you some more cute panties from queen street if you like! boo for having auntie flo come back for a visit.

macondo mama said...

Yeah, 16.5 months is a pretty good run, I shouldn't complain.

Hobo Mama: I know, fertility is not something I'm needing right now either...

Flo: Ah, wallow, eat, being allowed to over-react. That is the exact recipe.

Julie: Now I wish I had used the word 'panties' in my post. Cute panties is exactly what they are. You can bring me a pair when you VISIT ME!

Cave Mother said...

We used the condoms Just In Case for a few months, back from when I was 6 months postpartum. But the longer I go without a period, the lazier I get. They just seem like a waste of money!

macondo mama said...

Uh oh, CM, you be careful!! Unless an 'accident' would be a pleasant surprise, of course...

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