I’m a day late…it’s been just over six weeks since baby Elizabeth joined our family!
I went to my postpartum appointment last Wednesday and all is well! I have been cleared for everything except abdominal exercises (they recommend waiting until eight weeks before starting ab workouts). I can do aerobics, swimming, walking – basically anything that I feel up to doing. ^_^ I’m super happy about that!
The scar is looking good but my little “overhang” definitely needs those ab exercises. It’s not awful but I’ll feel better once I tighten up the area.
It finally stopped!! Yay!
My middle and lower back still ache pretty regularly. But now I think it has to do with my posture while nursing as well as the amount of holding and carrying I do with my little sweetie pie. No biggie.
My head is fine now and the sensitivity to light is not as bad anymore. Woo-hoo
Sometimes I feel like normal but I also have hours or days when I’m starving!! I’ve added a (natural whey) protein drink to my morning and it seems to be helping. I pretty much just have to eat really regularly or I feel famished. ;)
Nursing is going great! Most days, she feeds on one side and then on the other just an hour or so later, then goes two or three hours and does the same again. The last feed of the night is somewhere between 10 and 11, then she sleeps until 5 or 6. Some nights she also wakes to eat at 3ish, but not always.
After the fantastic week we had last week, I have been feeling awesome! I am really looking forward to being done with the postpartum stuff and getting back to normal life – just with the beautiful addition of Elizabeth. ♡
Weight Loss/Body Image
I am weighing 138lbs and my goal is currently 130 (eventually I’d like to get to 125 but not while breastfeeding). Anyway, I feel good. I just feel so good about life and my family. It feels amazing to be basically completely healed.
Here we are, six weeks (and a day) after her birthday!
Thanks for joining me during this postpartum time! It’s been a journey!!