I'll tell you what really is a shit business? Breast Feeding - yeah I know it wouldn't be a massively filling meal for Evie if I did it...
But there's SO MUCH pressure on women (especially in the UK) that 'breast is best', that if for some reason it doesn't work out, a lot of the young mums we know drive themselves to distraction trying to force the issue.
My tuppen'orth: Just because something is NATURAL, it don't necessarily follow that it comes NATURALLY.
(see also: CHILDBIRTH)
So what else has happened?
Well as mentioned before, it's crazy how good you can feel even with disrupted sleep. I'm pleased that I feel I'm doing some good in the parenting stakes.
The best thing? This may sound weird from a blogger who mostly analyses his health, but...
It's really great not to be the most important thing in the world.
Seriously. Because this little person needs constant observation and entertainment, I don't have so much time to think, "oh what's that little twinge? Is it a relapse? Or a new symptom?"
Basically, I have to get over myself. And it's great.
Also in dispatches:
- I'm playing guitar and keyboards for my mate Frankie Machine at Indietracks on Sunday - we've been rehearsing like mad for the last few weeks, I'm really looking forward to it. Just glad to be able to play really!
- I went for an eye test the other week and they offered me the opportunity to have a really detailed photo taken of my retina. As I know that many people with MS can have issues with their eyesight, I thought I'd get it done. I should apologise up front for that fact that I didn't get a copy of the images!
Basically, it's mildly uncomfortable - like the air-puffer-glaucoma test thingy - because you have to really widen your eye. One of them was absolutely fine, the other one had a dark shadow on it.
The optician didn't really think it was anything to massively stress about (mostly because I don't have any other symptoms) but I'm trying to sort out an Opthamology appointment at the hospital to get it checked out properly.