Maaaaan you guys have been keeping secrets from me!
This is probably going to end up being a post series at random, because I feel like I keep discovering new aspects of postpartum life that nobody ever told me about!
**If you’re squeamish or easily grossed out, that’ll go away. I was worried about this because even with my lil brother I was gagging as I cleaned him up and couldn’t stand anything smelly or squishy. With Sharkie I dunno what happened, I’m like queen of the poop/barf/pee/drool and it doesn’t phase me one bit.
**Postpartum depression is not necessarily what you read in the books and on websites. I could check “No” to all the criteria on one of those postpartum depression checklists but I KNOW I had some kinda yucky thing going on. (I’ll post fully on that later)
**You hear how your hair may shed like crazy a couple months post-partum, but you don’t hear how your hair texture may completely change! I have straight hair at the roots now and it blows. (Pics are here) I look like I’m growing out a curly perm. FML
**You will miss being pregnant sometimes. I never heard this until recently, and now am going through it. It comes on just once in a while, but I miss having my lil embry inside. It was nice having a big belly for a good cause.
**Your body chemistry (for lack of a better term) can change drastically. I can’t handle dairy products anymore. I didn’t know you could become lactose intolerant or lactose sensitive post pregnancy!
Did you have any weird postpartum changes or notice anything different that you didn’t hear about beforehand?