No, I am not embarrassed to talk about it. Just how I was not embarrassed to share the news of my pregnancies, births, and even miscarriage. It’s just another piece of the wonder of womanhood, and I embrace it (most of the time).
I got my period back. I haven’t had a period since May of 2008. It’s been a long time, and I am glad to have it again.
This also explains my foul mood last night, as seen in my last post. PMS is sometimes only recognized in hindsight, I guess, especially when I haven’t had it in over 2 years.
I am officially “normal” again. I am no longer postpartum; my body has woken up from a long sleep and is telling me I can move on now. It is a good feeling and I am happy to finally be here: in a predictable and reliable life pattern.
I practice Ecological Breastfeeding with Anna, which is probably why I went so long without a period. This form of breastfeeding is nature’s way of birth control and managing child-spacing. Although another pregnancy would absolutely not be welcome right now (in my mind), I suppose my body thinks otherwise.
Despite my crazy dreams and being kicked by Anna a few times last night, I slept well and woke up feeling refreshed and 100 times better than I felt last night.
Welcome back, normal. And welcome back, period.