What's that you say? That's a strange blog title? Yes, well that is what I smell like ladies and gentleman. That's right. Pine tar and maple syrup. Ah, the lovely scents of postpartum. When I just smelled like maple syrup it wasn't so bad. Just made me want pancakes. Now, though it's a whole new disgusting menagerie of fragrances. Why do I smell like that you ask? Well, the maple syrup is from taking Fenugreek. The pine tar is from Grandpa's Pine Tar Soap which I have been using for an awful rash I have had since I gave birth. It's called PUPPP (warning: don't google it) and is common in pregnant women but not common postpartum. It now spans my entire body and is making me pretty miserable. I have tried everything and I'm still itching like a dog with fleas. Yes, I just compared myself to a dog. Hello Mommyland, goodbye shame.
I'm sorry for the lack of posting lately. Life with a newborn is a 24/7 job. It's a miracle if I get time to pop a Lean Cuisine in the microwave for dinner. And sleep? That hasn't happened since a couple of days before I gave birth. It's amazing how you can function off of 2 hours of combined sleep a day. Well just look at this face and you'll see why. No matter how sleep-deprived, itchy, frustrated, or in pain I am I just look at that little face and all is beautiful.
I have been taking a picture everyday so I will have to share more on here. I promise to leave out the lovely details next time though =).