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On Harriet's seventh month birthday my first period since her birth started. It's been a plaguing me now for almost 10 days. One the one hand, I'm feeling like my old self but it's also taking a lot of out of me. The one thing no one tells mothers about is what the first period will be like. It's longer, harder and messier than the usual one. While I'm thankfully not having cramps with it, I'm still more than ready for it to end!
I should have known it was coming. I had been feeling bloated and not quite myself. Since the period started, I've lost ten pounds (about five pounds of bloat and an extra five founds). I'm now 30 pounds lighter than I was a year ago.
Today after breakfast I was just feeling run down. When Harriet went down for her morning nap, I also went to bed. She and I slept for three hours while Ian and Sean played video games upstairs. They're currently addicted to the two Katamari games we own (so much so that Harriet has learned how to hum the theme music). Ian woke me up for lunch and I felt really out of sorts. Fortunately lunch (soup, cheese and kippers) helped me reboot my brain.