A little bit more on the IUC…and my trip to the doctor yesterday. I had some cramping last night – nothing major though. It was akin to the cramps that I get with a period – in fact, they were less painful. And when you’ve gone through labor, period cramps are pretty much nothing anyways. 😛 I also had some bleeding, but nothing strong. This is a common side effect. The bleeding and cramping are gone, so I’m happy about that.
Also, the midwife that I saw asked me if I remembered the life that I before child (B.C.!) and I told her that I certainly did. How could I forget it? I think about it everyday and, more often than not, I yearn to have it back. I can’t even see a time when I would ever not want it back no matter what anyone says. I’ve had such a hard time so far, that I have a hard time believing that it will ever get better. Yes, I think that I do love my child, but I also am very selfish and I want my own time to myself – more than I’m currently getting now.
I was also cleared to go to the gym yesterday. I gained about 35-40 pounds with this pregnancy and it’s so daunting to have to lose it all. I can’t wait to get back to the gym because I think it will also help with my mental and emotional state also. I am so jealous of people that have it really easy losing weight. I also have a thyroid issue that is definitely impacting the ease with which I lose the baby weight. They tested it yesterday so hopefully it will be under control shortly.