Dude-Breastfeeding and growthspurts
Evangeline has been smack in the midst of a growth spurt that last 2 days, just as they said would happen arounds days 7-10.
Last night was especially brutal, she wanted to nurse every hour and a half, for 30 minutes..you do the math, this means we were sleeping about 35-40 minutes between nursing sessions and that my standard 4 hour stretch between 7-11 did not happen today, I am beyond burnt out. Evangeline is also really fussy today, she is finally asleep in her bouncy chair and I had a free hand to eat..I was starving.
I love her, adore her, to pieces,but parenting is hard, I really had no idea. I am lucky to get in a meal each day before dinner when Dave is home to help, living off of fruit (thanks to Colleen 🙂 and her wonderful edible arrangement) and cottage cheese and yogurt and crackers,basically whatever I can grab and eat with one hand when E dosen’t want to be put down. I am 11 days post partum today and as I got dressed in front of the mirror this morning I realized I looked way visibly thinner, I stepped on the scale. 11 days post partum I am 10 pounds lighter then I was at my first pregnancy appointment in June. I have lost 22 lbs in a week, I knew breastfeeding burned calories but that is freaking insane, considering I am not starving myself.