Thursday, September 22, 2011

Warning: Weaning is Painful.

Back when I weaned Roo, I was an emotional train-wreck.

I was hormonal, cranky, bitchy and in pain.

Oh, the pain.

Now that I've weaned Turtle... I'm hormonal, cranky, bitchy and in tons of pain.

Oh, the pain.

Weaning is painful, emotionally and physically.

(Warning for my male readers, it gets graphic here.... so turn away).

My boobs are rock hard and the slightest brush against them (or the random 40 pound 4 year old landing on them) is agonizing.

I'm talking gasping, doubling over in pain kind of agonizing.

I feel physically out of whack, like sick to my stomach with body aches.

Then there's the tears.

The mood swings.

The desire to throw yourself in bed with a pint of Ben and Jerry's Chocolate Brownie Fudge ice cream and watch horrible reality tv while you mull over how your life sucks.

I'm not lying here.

That's what I did last night.

And today while talking to a friend I completely lost control and broke down over the stupidest thing and ended up ruining my makeup for the day.

I know that it will get better (Roo is testament to that) and that Turtle is going to be just fine (we have had only one breakdown from her).

It just takes time and I've got nothing on time but my hands.

Wish me luck.... I'm going to need it.


Shana said...

(((((hugs))))) Just breath hun. And you know what, give into Ben & Jerry's. It's an emotional thing & there's nothing wrong with that.

Kelly said...

(hugs) It's not an easy thing to do. :(

Two words of advice on the rock hard boobs: Cabbage leaves. I'm not kidding. Put them in your bra and they wilt and remove the engorgement. It sounds totally weird, but it works like a charm.