It’s almost here; the much talked about 6 weeks post-partum, the magical mark where everything is supposed to suddenly change (for the better, or so I’ve heard). Nearly every one that I’ve talked to that has children has consistently said “If you make it through the first 6 weeks, you can make it through the rest.” It’s a little scary almost though. I feel like now that I’m less than 10 days away from that 6-week mark, I’m on some sort of crazy countdown, where I have this impossible deadline of when I (and everything around me) should be back to “normal”. Not that anyone is imposing those feelings on me. I’m doing it to myself, which makes the whole thing even crazier! When the 6 week mark hits:
• First visit back to my OB/GYN. Everything should be healed, I should feel normal. Physically, emotionally, mentally, normal. Um…..yeah.
• I should be able to ease back into my previous fitness routine. Walk/run 4 miles in an hour, every day. I question my ability to ease back into this. Looking at myself, I want to sprint around the track, and knock those 4 miles out in 20 minutes. Eh.
• Izzy should be starting to settle into a routine. Yeah. The Bionic Grumpy Lady, in a routine? I can imagine her thinking. “What does this woman think she’s doing? Doesn’t she know that I run the show around here? Routine? What is that? I’m about to sleep in erratic, jagged periods for the next 4 hours, and I will be hungry and want a bottle between every one of these naps, all of which will last no longer than 15 minutes. How’s that for your routine?”
• Sex. I’m supposed to be ready to do this I think. But honestly? I’m scared! I had to have stitches, and although they are healed, I am TERRIFIED that something crazy is going to happen. Sigh.
I think its best that I just go with the flow, right? No pressure. Maybe that should be my motto for 2010. NO PRESSURE. I tend to over think things, and stress myself out, and believe it or not, the four things that I mentioned ALL have ability to cause me a mental breakdown, so….yeah. NO PRESSURE. I’m just going to be easy about it all, so I can enjoy this New Year!
(But seriously though, how were things for you after the six week mark?)