03 April 2010

Overwhelmed

The first week post-partum overwhelmed me.

Changing gears from an easy-going existence just eating, sleeping and playing with Vera during pregnancy, to a manic 24-hour feeding frenzy is no joke.

At the same time, the body is weak from the hard work of labour, the birth passage wound is sore like crazy and sitting is painful.

Top it up with the discomfort of profuse sweating, no fan allowed (for fear of rheumatism).

Not forgetting a marked drop in hormonal levels that sets you up for teariness ie the baby blues.

Pack it all together and give it to a mother.

You think I'm strong? You're wrong. There's only so much I can take at one go.

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