Aunt Flo came with a vengeance.

I was reading in the Baby Bible (AKA What to Expect the First Year, Second Ed ) that my first period postpartum might be more painful and longer than usual so I wasn’t totally shocked when I started. But what I was shocked about was how worn out I am!!

Instead of my easy 3-4 day period, I’ve had an 8 day period with bad cramping, heavy flow, blood clots, you name it. Thank God for the giant maxi pads I had left over from after Phoebe was born. Additionally, I am wiped out physically. Just DOG tired. I’ve been combating fatigue with a little extra rest and lots of fluids and it seems to be subsiding.

Found one downside to the NuvaRing though.. you gotta put that thing back in – even if you’re having a period. By the time I was done getting it back in place, it looked like I’d been doing field surgery during a war. Not at all pleasant, but a lot better than taking a pill every day.

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