1 Month: Baby and Body
I can’t believe a month has already gone by. I’ve been a freakin mom for one month. Not to mention, my baby is one month old. It’s been one month of emotional craziness, pure joy, love and patience. Can I say “one month” any more times?! Let’s see how mom and baby are doing…
Kara had her one month appointment and she did so well! She got her first shot and only screamed for about 10 seconds. She handled it like a champ! Her weight was really good, too, 8lbs 11oz. At birth, she was 6lbs 9oz and she dropped to 5lbs 13oz in 5 days, which obviously isn’t good. I am breastfeeding her and really didn’t want to give her formula or the bottle. I wanted to do what was best for her and ultimately, gave her formula for two days, after which she gained all her weight back and was up to her birth weight. I was worried about it for weeks, but she’s gotten the hang of it and now feeds like a champ.
As for me… I’m trying to do the opposite of Kara and lose weight. I gained about 28 lbs during pregnancy and as of 4 weeks postpartum am down 22 lbs. I had to gain 10 lbs to get pregnant, so my goal is it to drop 16 more pounds. OBVIOUSLY this will be a gradual thing, as I don’t want losing weight to affect my milk supply. I did take pics to compare over the weeks. It’s funny because each week I felt like nothing changed, until I looked at the pictures. They helped me realize changes were happening.
Let’s just say I’m REALLY looking forward to my 6 week postpartum appointment. I had a second degree tear and small urethral tear that both required stitches. Because of this, I haven’t wanted to tempt my fate and run or workout any sooner than I’m supposed to. As with most “injuries” it’s not worth coming back too soon, only to hurt yourself worse and be sidelined longer. That being said, once I felt better (the first 2 weeks were horrible) I started walking and as of this week, started lifting light upper body weights at home.
OK, so I lied… I HAVE run, but it was only for 15 seconds to test out the BOB and snap a pic 😉 Promise it wasn’t any more. I just couldn’t help myself the first time we went to the trail. Technically we’re 5 weeks old/postpartum as I post this, but not much has changed. We may be dealing with a small case of reflux, which stinks, but we’re figuring it all out. I may have to cut out dairy- ugh! We’ve gone on a few play dates, but my favorite was a walk in the park and down a dock. Kara had a blast 😉
Linking up today with Erin for my weekend snapshot, Katie for MIMM and the weekly wrap! Hope everyone had a great weekend! Keep your fingers crossed for me that come next week I am cleared to run! For now, I’ll leave you with this…