Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Unusuals

*MT stands for Monkey Toes

Yesterday was an unusual day for me

First - I woke up and was re-visited by an old acquaintance. AF .... Yes HER ... Yesterday was exactly 6 weeks from delivery. I am still pumping and BF-ing. I panicked. All research denotes that supply drops off after the first cycle. I have to say chalk one more weirdness up to my body .. My supply has improved over the past 3 days. Let's hope that continues to be the trend. It is a VERY weird feeling to have a period and not need to call a dr about it to plan for upcoming treatments. For the last 2 yrs, the routine has been CD1- call Dr. and notify it's CD1 .... Now, It's CD1, I wasn't expecting it ... I thought it would stay away longer and most likely need to be medically induced. I am unsure if I can use tampons yet. My next re-check is Monday. I guess I could call and ask. This is just something I was not expecting at all. I am interested to see how this is going to affect my PCOS and cycles.

Second - My husband and I had a very good conversation about my next dr.'s appointment, our future and our relationship. My very lovely, patient husband reminded me of what he has had to endure over the past year. He has been neglected in certain ways over the past 12 months. He was not complaining, we were sharing our feelings about where we are now mentally and where we needed help, love, support and what we needed to keep our relationship growing and moving in the same direction. I appreciate him so much, I appreciate his faithfulness, his character, his companionship, his love, his patience ...i could go on and on! It was a great talk, one highly needed and done with such openness and a compassionate heart and temperament.

During this talk- We discussed my upcoming Dr appointment. I told him that the Dr is going to want to talk birth control. We both are of the same mindset - no pill. I have been pumping my body with hormones for yrs - to induce a period, try to induce ovulation, and conceive....I am still bfing - therefore my options are limited - and we are ok forgoing the whole pill option and use other less medical options .. It's a risk we are willing to take

Lastly - We went to a pediatric urologist to discuss a body part I have little knowledge and experience with. Overall, it was a great appointment - the dr thinks that most of his situations will correct themselves in his first yr. He was glad his pediatrician was so attentive and wants us to come back in 6 months for another look/see. He has a few very minor ad.hes.ion's and a hydr.ocele - all are very common and tend to correct themselves.

Things with our daily routines are back to normal - less crying, more happy times, lots more smiles and alert behavior, and eating about every 3-3.5 hours. I am hoping to decide on a place to take MT to get professional pictures soon - He is changing daily.

16 comments:

lub said...

Glad o know the fussy time is over. T is just starting her pre-6 week fuss-a-thon. Fun! Thnx for the pumping answers! :)

Jen said...

I'm glad things are back to normal with your routine.

I don't know about baby pictures, but we've always done family (all grown-ups, no kids) pictures at Sears. It isn't too expensive and I've always been happy with the results. I think they are pretty standard though, if you are looking for something more unique, you might look for a stand alone professional.

Kathy V said...

I am glad for you that all seems to be going well. Sorry for Af's visit but atleast it was nice that you didn't have to worry about what you should be doing as a result.

Glad all is well with mt too.

My sister got great pictures of my niece at target.

seussgirl said...

at the risk of tmi, i can't even tell you how shocked i was at AF's appearance only 4.5 weeks after delivery! But she hasn't come back since. Talk about weird. :) We are also of the "no-pill" mindset. Do all IF'ers have trouble reverting to "preventing" when we're not sure there's anything to "prevent"?
Glad things are going well!

becoming-mom said...

Sounds like a good convo you had with hubby. I haven't been on the pill in years, we always used the pull and pray "method". One of the reasons I knew maybe we were IF was because that actually worked for us! I figure between that and my underlying unexplained fertility issues we should be ok.. hopefully not famous last words :)

hope548 said...

What a peaceful post. I'm glad that all is well! I hope AF isn't too evil while she's here.

Anns said...

Glad you and the hubs got it all out there.. sometimes we forget how important those little talks are when they're really what keep our relationships strong.

Happy to hear you're doing well... and ditto on the pill thing!

My_Herstory said...

Glad to hear things are going well. Ya sound very calm and collected about everything.
I'm the same with the pill.

Searching said...

I'm glad you two had a good talk. :) Also happy to hear MT is behaving himself. Can't wait to see the ADORABLE pics he'll take!

Barb said...

Hubby does sound great. :) Good for you Farah!

Gibson Twins said...

Picture People is a great place for baby shots, just take your own blanket so you know its clean. They have the best editing software of any of the chain photography studios (we do pics there once a month still because they can edit out the bad shots of my kids picking their noses or biting eachother).

I have a current PP coupon on my blog if you want it, its a pdf file

A New Beginning said...

Glad things are looking so good. Yeah for more alert, happy times and less crying. That will make everything better!

Jen said...

It is so weird to not worry about calling in on cd1! Look up portrait innovations. They do a great job and have a $10 package. They off course want to sell you the $300 package. I did find out at $100 you get the cd. I've also used walmart, sears, and penney's. All did a fine job.

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

I am so glad to hear that things are settling down a good bit. AF is a sneaky little thing and she does what you least expect her too. Wench. I'm with you on the no BC too. I just can't do it. I'll risk getting pregnant again not to have to deal with it. But who are we kidding...it took me two years to get here. :P

HUGS!!!

sara said...

Glad to hear things are going well -and I hope AF isn't too bad of one. I think our plan is about the same for the birth control afterwards (or lack of pill). I don't want to pump anymore hormones - until I see if we are ever crazy enough to try this all again for a second child. Glad you both had a good talk - and it seems like you both have an awesome relationship. Hope you find a good photographer - but the great thing is that you have a very cute little one so their job should be easy! ((hugs))

Marcy "meg" said...

I am so glad everything is seeming to work out very well. Sounds like you and E had a wonderful talk.

Do you have a Picture People around there?