Friday, September 29, 2006

Oh, the injustice of it all

A wee while ago I wrote a post complaining about the 6 weeks worth of blood and whatnot that we are forced to put with after having experienced the joys of childbirth.

I had a week off. A WEEK. Last night I wiped away bloody discharge and actually screamed about it. This morning I had a full on period.

Bastard body.

What the hell is going on? The baby is breastfed ffs. She's only had 10 oz of formula in her short life. With Saoirse, who was a 50/50 split between the two, I got my period 4 weeks after the end of the original six. That pissed me off. But at least my body had the decency to wait a full cycle before torturing me with my period again.

Today was supposed to be my 6 week check up. I called to see if I could still come in and I was asked to reschedule. I now have to wait 2 weeks.

Well, at least I should be period free by then.



Anonymous said...

I did the exact same thing after Patrick was born. The bleeding stopped a day or two before my 6-week check-up and then started again after a week off. I thought it was my period too (it felt just like it), but I don't think it was because nothing happened again for another six months. I don't know which was worse--it being more post-partum crap, or being that irregular.

Mommy2JL said...

The same thing happened to me, except it was a little bit less than a week. Fortunately after that my post partum periods have come almost every month and a half and they only last 2 or 3 days. Yay body! lol