|December 20, 2013||Posted by The Fit Scoop under Uncategorized|
Yesterday my little Violet turned one month old. The past month has been quite the roller coaster, and I’m so glad that things are looking much better now than a month ago. Sure life with a newborn is quite challenging, but now that I’m feeling better and can do more life is getting easier (not easy, just easier!).
Here’s a quick update of where things are at one month:
– At our 4 week doctor appointment Violet weighed in at 9 lbs 10 oz. She’s gained 1 lb 10 oz since birth – and I already feel sad she’s growing so quickly! Her newborn sized clothes are pretty much too small now so we’ll be sizing up really soon.
– Violet has taken well to breastfeeding despite having to be on formula for the first few days of her life. I’m so thankful that my labor complications did not prevent her from breastfeeding.
– Speaking of breastfeeding, breastfeeding really is amazing at helping your body return to normal after pregnancy. I was back in pre-pregnancy clothes at two weeks and to pre-pregnancy weight by four weeks and all without watching what I ate or exercising – breastfeeding is awesome!
– I’ve managed to make dinner a few nights in the past month, but it’s not an everyday occurrence yet. Take-out is still on the agenda a few times a week.
– I’m much more mobile now and doing more around the house. Still no exercise (waiting for my doctor’s approval), but I have gotten out for a few shorter walks with our dog in the last week. Prior to now I’ve never taken more than a week off from training. Surprisingly I feel OK with this time off from exercise. I’m very glad now about my decision not to try to register for Boston this April since I’m going to need to get back to things very gradually in the new year. I’m excited to start up again but only when I’m certain I’m recovered enough for it.
– My husband’s paternity leave ended this week (he got 4 weeks). We are really lucky he had the leave since I was pretty immobile the first few weeks. The hard part is we got used to having him home and are going through withdrawal this week!
– My mom and sister were able to come stay with us to help out and it was really nice – I wish even more now that they lived closer 🙂
– Sleep hasn’t been too bad. Violet tends to get up once during the night with one sleep stretch usually lasting between 4.5 and 6 hours, and the second stretch between 3 and 4 hours. Not too bad for this stage! However, she is eating about every 2 hours during the day so I feel like I am in a constant feed, burp, change cycle all day long. Not much time for anything else…
With the holidays near and getting used to being home by myself, I’ll be taking a break from blogging until the new year. I’ll be back in January with more health and fitness related posts and posts about my (long and slow) journey back to training.