3 weeks after having Reuben I tentatively stepped onto the scales to see if I was losing weight after pregnancy. Actually, this wasn't a tentative move at all, it was a joyful one as I knew whatever happened the scales had to, for the first time in my life, say I weighted less. And boy did it. I had lost 10kg. "3 more weeks of this," I thought, "and I'll be laughing!"
That was 9 weeks ago and let me tell you, I'm not laughing. Since that day those cruel scales have barely budged, except to go up a bit and then go back down a bit.
I thought breast feeding would help it fall off, and sure those first weeks it fell off. But the fact I was barely eating, running on adrenalin and not sleeping probably had as big an impact as the breastfeeding. Since then all breastfeeding really seems