So sorry for the constant Debbie Downer moments lately. While on one hand I apologize, I also realize it is ok for me to have a pity party because…well…my mind is going bananas and SHINGLES! All completely valid reasons. Also? October kinda blows for me in general. But as I was nursing O and getting jacked up on oxytocin, I started thinking I needed to cheer the fuck up. I am usually a “silver linings” kind of gal. So let’s turn this shit storm of my life on it’s head…shall we?
We start with the big ones:
Shingles – I now have a built it stress indicator. From now on, if I get too stressed, my hip will feel funny and I will know to cut that shit out and get a massage.
Colic – It’s all downhill from here…right? But really, I think hard babies make for easier toddlers. That or we are just beat down by that point.
Anxiety/Depression – I met an awesome therapist…and we know I like to talk.
No sleep – When I do get sleep, I can do ANYTHING. I realize what I got and use my powers for good.
Low pump supply – This means I will just go and nurse him more at daycare. He is also a super fast eater so it isn’t unreasonable. right now I am needing just 1 bottle a day.
Move on to the trivial:
Baby won’t take a paci to soothe – I won’t have to worry about taking it away later or waking in the night to pop that sucker back in.
My pants don’t fit yet and I don’t have time to buy new ones – All the more incentive to eat right and get exercise when I can.
3 year old tantrums – He is learning consequence…slowly but surely.
Taking out dairy, soy and now gluten from my diet – I am shrinking and eating so much better. I am also kind of excited to see the changes it can make. Also I think I might start adding back some dairy and soy soon.
Cheers to the pity party!!!!