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The Most Dreadful Things About Postpartum Recovery

While visiting my family this past week, I got to spend a lot of time with my adorable niece. Watching her play and listening to her talk made me realize just how fast time passes us. It got me thinking about my little one and how he’s turning one this year (WHAT?!?), which then made me reminisce about my pregnancy. And my labor. And then my postpartum recovery…

When I thought about all of the amazing things my body went through in this precious year, I could not believe it was still working and walking around unassisted! So, to honor this awesome body of mine, that grew another human being, this week’s Top Ten list is (…drumroll…) :

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The Most Dreadful Things About Postpartum

  1. Hemorrhoids
    Before I even knew I was going to ever have children, my mom used to tell me that having hemorrhoids was like walking around with a bag of grape clusters in your pants. No, ma. More like a dozen goose eggs.
  2. Healing my episiotomy
    Need I say more?
  3. No sleep
    Self explanatory
  4. The first poop
    MINE, not my baby’s
  5. Being swollen
    It’s just so much. I feel like Baymax trying to squeeze through doors.
  6. The baby in my belly wasn’t making me look fat
    I was doing that on my own
  7. Hair Loss
    I never knew how vain I really was until my hair started falling out. Thin hair and a swollen body. I’m great. Really, no, I’m great with this.
  8. Sex
    No (See #7)
  9. Watching my lady bits turn into udders
    Again, self explanatory.
  10. Lochia
    For what? WHY.

I hope this doesn’t scare off any future mommies…

I love memes. Wait, you too? WE’RE TWINS! Why not take a break and play Top Ten, then? If you blog, grab my button, choose your Top Ten topic (you can use mine!), post it on your blog, and leave your link in the comments below. If you don’t blog, play along by leaving your list in the comments, too!

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