Tuesday, April 21, 2009

TMI Tuesday: A Surprise Visitor.

I thought I was done talking about va-jay-jays and ladytown. Colour me surprised, there is still more to say. Imagine my shock when I got a visit from someone I haven't seen since July 2007 - my dear Aunt Florenza. Some people refer to her as the hag, AF, the witch, the curse, the list of insulting nicknames seems endless. I am not going on record as saying I welcomed dear Aunt Florenza back with open arms, but in a sense, it seems like her return is a sign that things are starting to get back to normal. I've always thought that if Aunt Florenza were a a real woman, she would look like the Oracle from The Matrix. Wise, all knowing, cards on the table, no bullshit, and certainly my kind of lady.

I am one of the "lucky" ladies that doesn't get monthly visits while breastfeeding. While I have been actively trying to wean Cameron (she no longer gets the boob during the day, only at night), I hadn't realized that I had weaned her that much. With Max, I had him completely weaned before dear Aunt Florenza decided it was time to reunite. This time, she decided it was time to catch up a little sooner.

It seems that everything is gradually coming back into alignment. My figure is returning to its lovely curvy self, my time is becoming more my own, my brain is starting to sharpen, my creative juices are flowing, and most of all, my body is being returned to me. I think the only thing that bothered me about Aunt Florenza's return was this meant I had ovulated, and with that, comes the risk of getting pregnant again which I find extremely undesirable. We are still debating what the best solution is to avoid baby #3. Because of this, I have defaulted to the pill, which I didn't want to do. But it seems a lot better than getting knocked up again...so while we continue "discussing" best next steps, I get to remember one more thing, the penalty of forgetting being pretty steep.


  1. rebecca8:39 a.m.

    You are so lucky! My dear old Aunt returned to me just 8 weeks after having my daughter...8 weeks! And I was nursing full time. I was so surprised, I didn't even have anything in the house, not one crummy tampon, and it was Sunday and I was living in Germany, and ALL of the stores are closed on Sunday. So I had to call a girlfriend and ask for some stuff.

  2. 8 weeks! How rude. That is awful.

  3. Mine returned last month. I am still BF about 50% of the time. Same thing happened with Daniel at about 6 months. She came back in a big way too..massive cramping, insane blaoting and bleeding. Or maybe I had just candy coated its' lovely effects in my memory.

    As far as birth control..in my house, we just practice abstinence..hahahahahaha.. well , practically. Steve is going to get a vasectomy he says, but I don't see him racing out to do it. I refuse to go back on the pill with my advanced age of 39 and all..lol I spent enough of my life on the pill, not to mention 2 c sections, and a severely herniated abdominal wall later I just don't feel like I should have to do it anymore.

    You speak the truth though as far as not wanting to get pregnant again. This bakery is closed.

  4. Anonymous12:34 p.m.

    Oh, the debate continues at my house as to what to do re: birth control. We are done having kids as well (gosh, that sounds so final), yet a vasectomy seems to bang those nails into the coffin. So really, we just practice abstinence (with two little ones there never seems to be time!) - but really, it would be nice to have a sex life once things settle down. I think we're going with the vasectomy....

    Thanks for posting about this stuff!

  5. Things do settle down, and that's when you have a problem...

  6. mother nature first came a few months after nevin was born...i'm still nursing 3-5x a day (including through the night) i'm actually doing that right now....how did you wean during the day? btw we are going the iud route...

  7. Anonymous5:33 p.m.

    Mirena! Mirena! http://www.womenshealthmatters.ca/Centres/sex/birthcontrol/mirena.html

    I've had it for a couple years and it is awesome. I have endometriosis - pain is gone, no more periods, completely reversable should I make the (highly unlikely) choice to breed.


  8. Anonymous7:15 p.m.

    Hey Ladies,

    I may have another perspective on Aunt Flo. I just had uterine cancer this year, and now I will never, ever get my period again. I don't miss it. But yeah - I kinda miss it (it's only been 3 months).

    I just wanted to point out that I hadn't realized that having that "cycle" is very much a part of being a woman, as real and eternal as the changing of the seasons, and without it now, I sorta feel like I lost my watch.I can't have kids anymore. I'll never have my wee girl.

    So, I hope you know that even though you are crampy...maybe I wish I was too. Hang in there, sisters!

    A. xo

  9. I think I'm leaning towards the IUD. The idea of not having to remember to take a pill every day combined with not getting my period...that is glorious.

  10. Not sure who told you that you don't get your period on the IUD. I went on it after Lilo and my period were so heavy and painful that I got it removed. This time we went with snip snip - no more babies for us. But on the flip side my friend went on Mirena IUD and only got very light periods. So it all depends on the person.

  11. rebecca6:31 p.m.

    My girlfriend got an IUD implanted, went through a couple of months of HORRIBLE cramps and out of control bleeding, and then on the third month, viola! She pushed that IUD right out of her body. There it was, just came right out. Good thing she was at home. A month after that she was prego, with number 5!!

  12. Oh boy...that is one baby that was meant to be! Destined for great things, I'm sure.

  13. I am currently breastfeeding my 6 month old and I love it. I truly do....


    to be in your position--"My figure is returning to its lovely curvy self, my time is becoming more my own, my brain is starting to sharpen, my creative juices are flowing, and most of all, my body is being returned to me."

    Oh, to have my body back, more time for me, a sharper mind (with my first, I never thought it would be sharp again and just when it started to sharpen, I got preggo again).