So now before she'll eat we have to calm her down. It's a pretty tricky business. I can't wait until I'm better. Being a parent is hard enough. Being a parent and being sick is definitely not fun.
I've filled out more medical forms in the last few weeks than I have in my whole life up to July 20th. On Monday I had to take a postpartum depression quiz. One of the questions was, "Do you feel that having a baby interferes with your typical daily routine or your ability to get things done?"
Hmmm...let me think...
I put that down as a two out of three. The higher you rate it, apparently the more likely you are to be depressed. Now, I'm pretty sure I'm not depressed. I used to cry everyday but I don't anymore. I've been doing pretty good. However, I don't really have a typical daily routine yet. And I certainly don't have the routine I had before Rachel came along. As for getting things done, well...I've changed a lot more diapers and Andrew's done a lot more laundry as of late. I think eventually I'll get a "typical daily routine."
Another question I stumbled over was one that I filled out as I was doing paperwork for my mastitis appointment. "Do you feel abnormally tired?" Alright...I am exhausted. But that's normal, right? I'm more tired than I've ever been but I still marked that question a negative.
Sometimes those surveys are so confusing!