So, I went to the doctor a couple of weeks ago for my physical and a couple of vaccinations (the flu and whopping cough–both only because of the baby). Yesterday, I got the results from the bazillion (not an exaggeration) tests they did. Slightly unsurprisingly, I’m super healthy. Except. I have high cholesterol.

At first, I couldn’t believe it. I mean, if you know me or have been reading ye olde bloge for any amount of time, you know I’m pretty healthy. I run (sometimes), I do yoga, I weight train (less often than I should these days), I’m a  vegetarian, I don’t eat processed foods (very much). I’m generally speaking pretty super healthy. In fact, I think this is the first time, I’ve ever had a slightly abnormal test result. So what did I do? That’s right. I turned to the interwebz.

Here’s what I found: Having high cholesterol when you’re breastfeeding is pretty normal and common. Which is weird, but makes me feel a little bit better and talked me off the OH-MY-GOD-I’M-GOING-TO-DIE-A-PREMATURE-HEART-DISEASE-RELATED-DEATH cliff I had been on. I mean, if the results don’t change after Stella weans I’m sure I’ll be back on the cliff, but for now I’m good. Has anyone else had this experience?


Life these days

Wow. It’s been awhile since I blogged anything here. I bet you guys thought I forgot all about you, didn’t you? 

To be honest, I did for a bit. Life has been crazy lately. We moved a couple of months ago and are still not completely unpacked, Stella is growing and developing like crazy, I’ve been working crazy hours at work, and Stella started a new daycare. Basically all this adds up to basically zero free time and zero blogging time. Things are finally starting to calm down, so there may be more updates coming soon as well as the long awaited birth story (I know you’ve all been holding your breath). For now, here’s a cute picture of Stella!