Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Artist? Usually...
But that's not the kind I'm talking about...I'm talking about the Starving Hunger that comes along with nursing. I didn't always feel this hungry. In fact the first few months I am sure I wasn't eating enough because my body wasn't giving me the signal that it was hungry (which I believe had something to do with the neurological and physical shifts in my body after giving birth...a bunch of nerves got messed up...but that's a topic for another day).  But suddenly...I can't seem to eat enough. I am CONSTANTLY starving. And if I haven't eaten something in a couple hours I start to feel dizzy and light headed...and I start acting kind of crazy!
I've started stuffing 2-3 protein bars in the diaper bag anytime I go somewhere just in case I get stuck somewhere without food...and sadly I have to replenish nearly everyday. 
Constantly snacking, constantly fueling, an eating machine!!!
This morning after putting Gunnar down for his morning nap I had to get out of bed for a 2nd breakfast before I could nap because my stomach was grumbling so much. In fact...I find myself eating so often these days that it is actually taking up a lot of my day...and another reason why it is hard to get anything done these days.
I feel like a teenage boy. Food is disappearing from our house faster than we can restock. I wonder if this hunger will subside once Gunnar starts nursing less and eating solids next month?

In other news...I got an audition! Remember when I submitted myself for an audition?? Well they called and want to see me next week! Crazy! First Chicago audition here I come!

1 comment:

  1. Hey, congrats on the audition!

    I felt like my appetite didn't regulate itself until M hit about 5 months. But also around that time my OB put me back on birth control. I had to stop it because I was famished and gaining weight... I think the way BC works is it "tricks" your body into thinking it's pg so you don't ovulate. Well apparently my body was like "Oh, this again?! Well I'll need PLENTY of food!" I dropped 5 lbs within 2 weeks after stopping the BC. And now that we've had 3 night so M sleeping through, I'm hoping to finally take off that last 5-8!