Hormones & Other Mommy Musings

Let's have some girl/mommy chat shall we?

My hormones have always been kind of out of whack. Why? Because of the PCOS. And it's something I've learned to live with. Since the day I was told I had PCOS my life changed in the smallest most annoying ways possible. 

Yes, I had been dealing with this long before the doctor confirmed it, but now I knew

 I knew why estrogen-packed birth control pills made me sick, I knew why my metabolism struggled on a daily basis, I knew why I had to go see my waxer every two to three weeks, I knew why I would slip into random depressive moods. Now, I knew. I also knew that there is really only a limited about of things you can do for all of these seriously annoying "symptoms" of this syndrome.

So, it's apparent now that my hormones and I have a love-hate relationship. When I found out I was pregnant, I thought maybe this was it, my hormones must be somewhat normal! I mean if I could get pregnant that meant something was right, right?

Well, let me tell you, my hormones didn't get any better during pregnancy. In fact, it just became a different kind of worse. Who knows, maybe it was normal. Normal for a pregnant lady.

Now, postpartum {by almost four months} my hormones are still having a freakin' hay day. My deodarent has stopped working. I've now tried three different brands! My facewash {proactive} has also taken a turn for the worse. Not only is it no longer preventing breakouts, my face burns when I use it. And I've been successfully using Proactive since I was 15. Nothing else has EVER worked for my skin, EVER. Let's not forget about my hair. Well, it's really more my scalp. It is dry as a dessert and itchy, itchy, itchy. It's so bad I'm having to make a trip to the dermatologist.

What the hell hormones?!

Give me a break. Please. I'm begging you.

In other mommy-related news, we've officially survived our first ear infection.

{sick baby}
About a week ago Baby J was super fussy to the point that daycare had me come check on him. The next day our pediatrician confirmed he had an ear infection. Sigh. Worry set in for this mom. I had chronic ear infections as a child and so did Hubby B. I am still praying this isn't the start of a long line of infections. Why? Oh, only because he stopped sleeping through the night this past week.

What's that? You're thinking boo-who for Momma Mags? I know, I'm spoiled that Baby J has been sleeping through the night since six weeks old. But not being use to 3 am, 4 am, and 5am wake times is like a slap in the face and then being run over by a bus the next morning. It's not fun and it's not good for my attitude. Seriously, he's lucky he's so darn cute.

The ear infection is now gone and my angel has slept through the last three nights. HALLELUJAH!!

{happy baby}
I'd love if you lovely moms out there would chime in on you postpartum hormones. Is my body crazy? Did you experience something similar? Odd as it may be I'd love to know I'm not alone!