Milkbreath and I, with the gear assistance of a Baby Bjorn, have made it out for walks by ourselves two days in a row. We've been cloth diapering during the day for a weekish now, and things seem to be going well. R. got our tix for the trip east later this month/beginning of November.
The anemia seems to be much better (no new hematocrit, so other than pulling my eyelid down and assessing my general energy levels it's hard to tell). I restarted bleeding after an 8 day break. The midwife sez that's a little weird since I've been breastfeeding, but it's within the 56 days so probably not a period. She is wrong and I told her she was. The postpartum doula is also hoping it's not a period. She is also wrong, but I liked the way she expressed it -- she was commiserating with me. But R. had in fact noticed when I ovulated and had been expecting what happened and had no doubts about it. I just freaked out, thinking I'd overdone or something. Turns out the timing is _exactly_ when my period would have come back if I _had not_ been breastfeeding. Which brings me to Rant #1 of the day: when are we going to get real information about postpartum bleeding? But Milkbreath calls. The saga may continue at some other time.