Since having my daughter on November 17, 2011, the last 3 weeks have been a whirlwind. The days and nights run together and I’m pretty sure the lack of sleep doesn’t help with keeping things straight, haha. I haven’t had a full nights’ rest since November 15, but I wouldn’t change it for the world. She is the most wonderful blessing that we could have ever asked for. My reading now consists of books such as “Breastfeeding Made Simple”, “Happiest Baby on the Block”, and “Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Baby.” I now have to plan “to-do’s” between her feedings and naps such as writing thank you notes and taking a shower.
I chose to breastfeed and though the first week and a half involved countless crying sessions, I’m glad that I stuck with it and it has definitely become much easier now that we are 3 1/2 weeks in. She still favors one side, but luckily I have been able to produce enough from one side alone to keep her happy and have her gaining on average 10 oz a week. I go to the lactation center every Monday to check her weight to make sure that she is gaining what she needs to be.
Other than that, I lost all of my pregnancy weight plus some 9 days postpartum (26 lbs) and am now in the process of trying to tone things back up because some things are a little looser and flabbier than they were pre-pregnancy. In order to begin running again, I started the C25K program and am currently on week one. I’m taking things easy because I did have a 2nd degree laceration and did have to be stitched up, so until I get the all clear in 3 weeks at my ob appt., I’ll take it one step at a time :).