So I wanted to call this post “I’m Not Sick, I’m Just Knackered”, but Ben wouldn’t let me. He said that because there are multiple (inappropriate) definitions for the word ” knackered”, I should stay away from it, even though I’m using it in the “exhausted” sense.
It’s not a word I normally use – it came up last week when I was googling “tired and achy 6 weeks postpartum” because I felt like I was having an endless case of the flu.
Turns out, this is a real thing. Some women reported feeling this way for five MONTHS!!! It can be dehydration, hormonal imbalance, vitamin deficiency, or just sleep deprivation. One woman summed it all up by saying, “You’re just knackered from having a baby!”
My doctor said pretty much the same thing, except he didn’t use the word “knackered”.
I’m going to blame lots of things on sleep deprivation. Like putting the cordless phone in the cutlery compartment of the dishwasher. Or asking Anika to put a cup of rice into the pot of boiling water on the stove…but I’d forgotten to put the water in.
So we’re sick or tired or knackered or whatever, but we love our baby!!! He’s growing like a (chubby, adorable) weed, and I need to stop denying the fact that he does not fit into his newborn sleepers anymore. Being able to fully extend his legs is probably important, so we need to move on to the next size of clothes!!
He’s developed dimples in both cheeks and elbows, and he’s started smiling all the time, much to our great delight.
Ben loves coaxing those smiles out as much as possible. Anika loves to hold him any chance she gets.
Kaylia’s favorite thing is making Everett ” talk” by moving his bottom lip with her finger, and saying things like, “I love my sisters! Yes, yes!” in a falsetto voice, with a southern accent, why, we are not sure.
And me? I watch him sleep and can hardly believe how beautiful he is!!!
He’s worth being exhausted for!:)