As I mentioned in my last post, there's been a bit of a battle "chez nous" in regards to toilet usage. This issue has been complicated by the fact that -I can't believe I'm writing this- since Andrew's birth I can't go to the bathroom without a plunger nearby.
I'm not kidding.
You know that saying? The one about the brick? Yeah, well I give it new meaning. Not only does every, uh, movement leave me grasping the side of the tub in agony, but it brings back rather sharp memories of Andrew's birth. And it requires aggressive use of the plunger afterward. Every. Single. Time.
I don't know what's going on, but it's embarrassing. I'm not eating any differently. I'm drinking MORE water than before since I can now go more than 15 minutes without needing to pee. I drink a smoothie most mornings that is primarily made of spinach.
So what's going on??
Has pregnancy ever had this effect on you? Or rather being postpartum and breastfeeding? Postpartum poop problems? Do you think the issue is diet related? Maybe all the fat in my diet is being diverted to my breast milk (which would also explain why Andrew is such a chunk)? I know that the Castor oil I drank to help induce labour certainly loosened things up, so would lack of fat in my diet have the opposite effect?
If you have a dilemma that needs solving, add it to the list over at We Are THAT Family. If you have any ideas or advice FOR ME, please share. I will thank you, Peter will thank you, and our plumbing will thank you.