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Weaning and This Weekend

I was really not prepared for how weaning from breastfeeding was going to affect my mood. I guess I didn't really think about the changes in my hormones after I stopped, so this week has taken me a little by surprise.

I stopped nursing altogether about 3 weeks ago. This last week, I have never felt so cranky, volatile, sad, depressed, frustrated, mad, short tempered, tired or upset in my whole life. Never, not even when I was pregnant. I told Jason that I just didn't feel like myself, nor was I acting like myself at all. I mean, I have had my small, temporary moments of frustration, but not for this long.

It's not really anything specific, just things. Something silly that could make me cry. Or Jason not answering his phone could set me off. I mean, just silly, really.

It makes me a little nervous, especially when I hear alot about post-partum depression, so I think I will take a visit to my doctor soon, if things don't get better after about a week. I don't want to just ignore it, but I think now that I have identified it and know that it's just a side effect, I know what to do. Just get some sleep, watch TV and keep it light.

I wanted to write that for those of you who have not experienced weaning yet....I have done some research and this is very, very normal, especially while your body is trying to adjust back to it's regular cycle. The funny thing is, I can't find a single article written on the subject, only online forum after forum of other mother's talking about their experiences. I wish I had a link to add.


This weekend was Sophia's Dance Recital!! She was so cute - I couldn't get any shots from the stage, the lighting was just too bright - so here she is!!!

Jordan was playing in his room and we just left Avery in there. She just watched and watched him. Every once in a while, he would grab a hug and a kiss.

We left Avery with the best babysitters in time - Gigi and Pops. This is the picture they sent me during the recital....such a cutie.


Brooklynn said…
She is SO cute!!! I know Mom and Dad had a great time babysitting.
*Ross and Katy* said…
Those little zebra pants are SO cute! I'm sure your parents had a great time babysitting :)

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