Saturday, July 25, 2009

Nature Calls

One of the forgotten joys of pregnancy and early motherhood is the absence of the monthly visit from Mother Nature. I nursed Hayes exclusively for the first 10 weeks of his life, but soon after I started back to work, I started supplementing one formula bottle a day so I didn't have so much pressure to keep up with his growing appetite (the boy started drinking 8 ounces per feeding at 9 weeks!). We are 4 1/2 months in, and I am so glad I've been able to maintain his "diet" so far. I've been wondering when Mother Nature would pay her next visit, and at my annual exam this week I asked Dr. P when I should expect to see her. She said every woman's body is different and it might not even appear as long as I'm nursing! Well, Mother Nature showed up this morning unannounced after a 13 month break. So much for natural child spacing!


Philip and Renie said...

Natural child spacing is overrated. I have two friends that have two children 12 months or less apart, despite Mother Nature who had not YET returned!

Michael and Hannah said...

I think I started back about 5 months after having the baby both times, and that was nursing exclusively. You had a good run!