For over a year, I was either pregnant or breastfeeding… Until Sunday. I cannot believe how much energy I’m finding I have all of a sudden!
Usually, Cameron wakes me up and I’m dragging until his morning nap, when I try to catch a few minutes of sleep myself… But the past two days, I’ve been able to wake up with him and stay up – for the WHOLE day! I know, it probably doesn’t seem like an impressive accomplishment to stay awake for an entire day, but it’s truly noticeable and fantastic to be the one experiencing it.
I loved being pregnant, but once I had Cam, I realized how relieved I was to not be pregnant anymore. (Especially after going into preterm labor and being on strict bed rest.) So far, I’m finding I have the same feeling when it comes to nursing. I know it was difficult some days to keep going (especially the pumping – my god, the pumping!), but I didn’t really think it was taking much out of me. But without it, I’m realizing how much of my energy was going to milk production.
Basically, I’m just really happy to be feeling like my “old self.” It has me excited about going out and doing things… About spring coming… About a fun summer ahead of us… And even about going back to school in the fall. It’s amazing how motivation can build when I actually feel well-rested!