I have been thinking the same thing for the past week, Danielle. My grandchildren were here for over a week and the 9 month old weighs 22 pounds. Even though I always had my son hand her to me, I am paying for the joyful moments still. It is so depressing. Like you, one of my twin sons is allergic to dog hair so I broke my back trying to eliminate it the best I could before they got here. Actually, I found that I made it through the week just fine as I was so excited to see them. But I know there is a price to pay and I am...I'm on fire. Even my hair hurts.
It's not fair, but I guess that's just the way it is. It bites big time.