(Mom) truth: I’ve been trying to get this post written & published since last Friday. And it just has not happened. Yes, the whole “I just had a baby thing” is catching up to me. But I don’t really feel bad about it at all, which is good. Things just take much more time than I am used to!
I’ve actually been staying really busy with Claire. We had her two-week appointment yesterday & she’s doing great.
She’s already gained a pound since birth, so she’s a little over 7 pounds now. She’s definitely looking chunkier every day.
I’ll have to do a day in the life post soon to catch you up on what else we’ve been doing too. But for now, here’s some current thoughts.
Reading // All The Light We Cannot See
Technically, anyway. I started this before Claire was born, but have read about 4 pages of this since we came home. I thought it would be easy to sit and nurse her and read at the same time. It is not. I think reading will become a favorite pastime now that I’m a mom.
Loving // This new season – both spring and motherhood. I’m very glad the two new seasons collide too. It makes motherhood easier as we can get outside and it makes spring even more exciting after the longest winter ever in Boston.
Not Loving // Being cold all the time. Or rather, hormonal changes? During pregnancy, I was hot all the time, even when it was snowing out. Now that it’s warmer, I am somehow colder though?
I find myself always saying I’m freezing and having to get more layers. It’s really annoying since the change in body temperature is so sudden. I didn’t realize I’d miss being warm!
Craving // All the snack bars. I think breastfeeding has made me even hungrier than I was in pregnancy. If I don’t have some kind of Luna bar or Balance bar in the house at all times to grab when major hunger strikes, I am not a happy mama.
I feel bad that I become so dependent on snack bars (and yes, I do know how to make my own), but I think I really crave high calorie snacks and all the vitamins in those bars or something. I’m just gonna go with it for now.
Needing // To be patient with myself. I have lost about 18 pounds since having Claire, but I’m still about 15 pounds away from my pre-pregnancy weight. I thought it would literally just fall off, but I have to remind myself that is has only been three weeks.
Regardless of weight, I also need to be patient with how I view my body. Things are not the same. And I just realized I have diastis recti (my abs separated). I knew things wouldn’t be the same, but I didn’t know what to expect and the whole postpartum body is just downright weird. I know I’ll get some form of my former self back. Just gotta be patient!
Happy about // Trying Cloth Diapers!
That little laundry basket there is full of them. Yesterday was our first day in cloth diapers & it went great. I always read that you have to wait until the baby is bigger to start using them, but I sized mine down to the smallest size and they fit her at only 7 pounds! No more buying diapers (for the most part) 🙂
Scared to // Workout again. I want to, like really really want to. I’ve been walking pretty much since we got home from the hospital & I’ve already seen an improvement in that.
But a real workout, where I like, sweat? Whenever the times comes that I do get around to that, I am beyond scared of how sore I’ll be in places I forgot could be sore. And how out of shape it’s going to make me feel. But I know I’ve got to just get over that and get back at it! I’m hoping to do some light upper body strength this week, but will be waiting on any lower body & abs work until I get my doctor’s clearance at 6 weeks.
Putting Off // The laundry.
If you could just fold yourself, that’d be great. I actually don’t feel like I’m putting this off. Something about having a baby just makes the laundry accumulate so much faster now. I’ve actually been doing a load a day – either baby clothes, our clothes, or blankets/towels and such. It’s crazy! Now add the cloth diapers to it, I think laundry will be my life from now on.
Looking Forward to // My mom & in-laws visiting this month. My mom comes in on Saturday and stays for a week and my in-laws are in the week after that.
Today is also my mom’s birthday. I can’t wait for her to come out so we can celebrate that and Mother’s Day together! 🙂
Questions for You:
- Tell me what you are… reading, loving, craving, putting off, needing?
- What do you have going on in May?