Two weeks postpartum
Two weeks postpartum (also the day before my mom went home) and not only do I feel really good but I am definitely starting to look like my pre-pregnancy self (better, actually).
I am not weighing myself until I am weighed on July 15th, at my six week postpartum check-up; however, like most I can tell I have lost the baby weight plus a few pounds by the way my stomach has flattened out and the way my maternity clothes hang off of me. And because I only gained 7lbs my entire pregnancy and Nolan weighed 8lbs 1oz! :) My face and neck are noticeably thin, the arm holes of all my shirts are roomy and I am wearing a size smaller in Old Navy yoga pants than normal.
I have said it in nearly every weekly pregnancy update however, I must say it again; I was not at a healthy, ideal weight when I got pregnant. For me, I was about 20-25lbs overweight so, while I may have had only gained 7lbs of "baby weight" that I need to lose, I have a long road ahead of me to get in-shape. Which is the whole reason I am doing this post (as well as a post at four and six weeks postpartum) and will do subsequent posts to document my journey to get healthy.
I am exclusively breastfeeding, napping one to three hours during the day, staying hydrated with only water, limiting my caffeine and alcohol consumption, eating 5-7 small protein-packed meals throughout the day, and trying to get outside three times a week for a walk while wearing Nolan in my ergo. Once I am cleared to exercise by my Ob/Gyn, I plan to slowly return to the gym.
Anyone else have a postpartum plan to get healthy?