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Motherhood: Nature’s Boob Job


At 6 weeks postpartum, all the effects of pregnancy are supposedly reversed and you are theoretically plain old human again. I just hit this milestone, and for the most part it’s held true for me. There’s one or two not-so-pleasant lingering effects of the pregnancy, but I trust that in time they’ll fade, and there are some surprisingly happy side effects.

Mainly, my perky new mom boobs.

They actually make me feel okay about the 10 pounds I still have to lose, because they make me look curvy, instead of just chubby which is how I’d look without them. I’ve always had the figure of a 12 year old boy, so you can imagine how thrilled I am about this.

Sadly, sometimes my new mom boobs aren’t so great. EJ has let us know that he hates it when I eat cabbage, onions, grapefruit, or tomatoes. Unfortunately, his primary form of communication is screaming his head off, and spewing copious amounts of sour milk everywhere. You’d think that would make it pretty clear that his stomach hurt, but it took us awhile to figure it out. In fact, we just figured out the tomato thing yesterday. (In case you’re wondering, no, yesterday was Not Fun.)

Anyway, today is the official end of The Seclusion, and I’m putting myself back into the world. Thanks everyone for all your super kind emails and comments while I was ‘away’. It made me feel Not Alone, even when I hadn’t left the apartment for 18 days straight.

8 Comments Post a comment
  1. Kate #

    Yeah… you are back blogging, even if it’s sporadic it is great to hear from you! Hope the little guy is treating you and Eric well.

    January 5, 2009
  2. You’re back! I’m glad to hear you’re doing okay!

    January 5, 2009
  3. It’s great to see you blogging. I’m glad you feel mostly like yourself again. It takes a while to figure out all the foods that work/don’t work so don’t beat yourself up about that too much.

    January 5, 2009
  4. Its awesome to see you! How does the little guy feel about mom eating chocolate??

    January 5, 2009
  5. Manise #

    Hurray you’re back! Spewed my tea as I saw your post title. So true though- a very nice side effect. Except if you’re a tummy sleeper- lol. Looks like EJ’s gaining weight wonderfully on the new mom boobs and you look super btw!

    January 5, 2009
  6. My little guy was very gassy and I have to be very careful what I ate. Do you have “A Nursing Mother’s Companion?” — it’s a great resource.

    January 5, 2009
  7. Glad to see you :)
    EJ is adorable. Bring on the photos!

    January 6, 2009
  8. Welcome back! EJ is one cutie! Isn’t it amazing that the human race has survived this long? Here we all are (you, me, your readers, and our friends!!) all intelligent people, and when presented with a baby we’re often stymied! I know I went through many, many puzzled times with my daughter lo these many years ago. She just turned 28 on Monday. Funny, I know I had moments when I thought I’d have a screaming 3 month old on my hands FOREVER but those memories have faded.

    Best wishes to the three of you.

    January 7, 2009

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