Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Week 2 post baby

I am late getting this up as you can imagine being a new mom again takes up your time. I have sat down to post about my progress several times and each time either got distracted by other things or by the baby.  Hopefully, this photo will make you forget about the time between post.

Baby Jillian is a great baby, at her two week appointment on Friday she was back to her birth weight and doing awesome.  What that means for mommy, I don't have to wake to feed her at night, I can let her sleep and feed on demand. This has given me a little more sleep as I am less stressed about making sure she is eating, but babies well they have their own time tables. She wakes every 3-4 hours to eat, but thankfully at night goes back to sleep.

Overall things are going well. I am healing up well and I have probably way more active in general then my doctor would like me to be. I keep getting strange looks from people when I am out and about with the baby and I tell them she is 2.5 weeks old. 

Weight wise, I am down 28lbs with 12 more to before I reach my pre-pregnancy weight.  I have continued with the stretches I wrote about it my last post and have add in a few walks. I started with 10 minutes and have worked myself up to 20 minutes on the treadmill.  It is a lot harder then I remember, but I suppose not being about to workout so much during my pregnancy didn't help out much. I am trying to get in 1 mile a day, its not much and I am usually sweating afterwards but its a start.  I also included an arm workout in yesterdays workout, and hope to continue that while I heal.

Besides that things are going well, I am antsy to run but I keep reminding myself to just walk and take it easy. There will be plenty of time to run in the future.

As a family we are gearing up for back to school. Kiddo #1 is going to be in first grade and for the first time riding the school bus. Nerves are running high all around.

How is the summer treating you and your family?


  1. So cute! Happy to hear that you're doing well!

  2. So adorable! Way to go on the weight loss:)

  3. Congrats on little one number two!!! I haven't been on blogs for months and months due to my school workload, but hopped on today to find such sweet little pictures! Awwwww. Here's to a speedy recovery!

    Heather from Vancouver, WA