Hi everyone! This week marks Pumpkin’s 16th week with us. It’s unbelievable how time goes by. Well I do believe it because you are in a tired haze for most of it! lol This post is not about pumpkin though. It’s a look at where I am at 4 months postpartum.
I am losing my hair. I think everyone knows that at some point after having their baby, their hair will start to fall out. Before baby I would shed in clumps so it’s no surprise that I would shed post baby. It took until just this week for my hair to start falling out. I find it funny that I never got shinier or better hair while pregnant, but it’s still falling out.
My belly button still isn’t normal. Okay how long does it take for the darkening of my belly button to go away? And will it ever go back to it’s normal size? Also when does that Linea Negra line go away? It’s still up and down my tummy.
Not getting a ton of sleep. While there were some great weeks of pumpkin sleeping from 10 – 6am, now she’s all over the map. I haven’t had this little sleep since the first couple of weeks she was born. She’s also fighting naps which she now definitely needs because she does all the signs of being exhausted. To her credit, she’s just so interested in the world around her, it’s hard for her to tune out. I think she inherited that from mommy. I’m horrible at napping. I’ve basically cut out the 8am-9:30am nap that I used to get because I always felt worse after.
I don’t recognize my face sometimes. I’m not complaining about losing weight, but when I look at myself in the mirror, I don’t always recognize myself. My face looks longer. It’s a really weird observation post pregnancy.
I feel better when I get out of the house. Yes, it takes a village and two hours for us to get out of the house, but I feel so much better when I do. That’s why I love the support groups, mommy and me and Gymboree so much. It gets her active and gets me out. I also love taking pumpkin for walks. Right now it’s my only form of working out, but I love it.
I am still sore after long walks. Still healing from that c-section. Also my hands are still swollen/joint pain. Going to try to use Deep Blue essential oil and see if that starts to help. Alleve is no longer helping.
In the end, it’s been an amazing 4 months of my life. It seems like every day I look at old pictures of pumpkin and can’t believe she was ever that small. Today I packed up the first set of clothes she has outgrown. My baby is growing so fast and learning to do new things every day. I’m incredibly thankful for the last four months with her and as I near going back to work, I’m going to treasure each day (even when exhausted) that I get to spend with her.