Thursday, January 11, 2007

It's here!

Finally! My period finally showed up today after 34 days, which I guess isn't THAT long. It's nice to know that my body works normally again. So far, no cramping or anything. I've heard horror stories about the first period after a d&c that it's really uncomfortable and heavy and terrible, but (so far) everything feels like normal. I can't imagine it would be heavy. I just stopped bleeding from the d&c 2.5 weeks ago. Normal periods have 4 weeks to build up.

I also picked up my folic acid supplement yesterday. Those pills are enormous!! I have a hard enough time with my regular prenatals, having to take them in a spoonful of applesauce or they don't go down. I had to take the folic acid with a HUGE heap of applesauce, but I got it down. I should take a picture of how huge they are and post it. They're unbelievable. My other ones were 1/4 the dosage but were as little as my birth control pills were. And if you've ever seen BCP's, they're tiny.

Tomorrow is Maleah's funeral. I'm not looking forward to it, but her mother has asked me to be there so I will. I feel like I've started to say goodbye to my little one, and now this won't make it any easier. But maybe it'll surprise me and be the closure I need. I sure hope so. I saw pictures of her from the hospital and she was a really beautiful baby. I'm so sad for her family. They put all of her belongings away yesterday and now the house, and especially the mother's room, looks so empty and sad. I hope they can all heal quickly from this.

1 comment:

Mom said...

Hooray! I'm so glad your body found its way back to normal without any intervention to bring on your period.

I hope everyone finds some peace after the funeral tomorrow.

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