Since I never did a 38 or 40 weeks pregnant update, I figured doing a two weeks postpartum update was the way to go. And I promise, I’ll have other stuff to write about other than the baby, when you know, I’m actually doing stuff outside of the house and that doesn’t revolve around her. I’ll give you a cute picture of Sadie at the end to tide you over, okay? Everyone loves a cute baby! CUTE BABY!!!!!!!!
Total weight loss: I was about 150ish around the time Sadie was born, and now I’m down to about 125. I can’t believe I’ve lost all that weight in two weeks! I think a LOT of it was water weight, and since I was carrying all in the front, a lot of the weight went with the baby. Also, breastfeeding = major calorie loss! WIN.
How big is baby?:The little peanut clocked in at her last pediatrician visit at 6lbs 8oz. I was THRILLED to hear that because she was down almost a pound from her birth weight at her first visit, so it was reassuring to know that she gained it all back and then some.
Clothes: I’ve been mainly hanging out in lounge pants and tank tops/cardigans, but I actually shoved myself into some pre-pregnancy jeans today, and put together a semi normal looking outfit! I only went to Target, but it felt good to be dressed like a human being again.
Sleep: It really depends on the night. We stopped waking Sadie up to eat when she gained the weight back, and on a good night she wakes up twice. On a bad night, it could be three or more times, and then it takes her a long time to be ready to be put back down. After I feed her I lay her on my chest and she falls back asleep, and then I put her back in the bassinet. Usually this takes up to 15 minutes after a feeding, but sometimes its longer. I also take her into the living room, since Dave is still working, he needs his sleep.
Food cravings: Yes, you still get cravings post pregnancy! At least I do. Double Stuf Oreos are still high on the list, and I’ve been chowing down on ice cream like crazy! Also lots of decaf coffee. My Keurig has been getting a workout! I know I can drink caffeinated coffee now, but I don’t really “need” it, so I’m not drinking it yet.
Belly button in or out: I refer to my belly button area as “the cavern”. It’s deep. It’s gross. I’m hoping it goes back to normal, at least somewhat. And because I’m honest, here’s a shot of my two weeks postpartum stomach. Apparently the linea nigra (the dark line) fades over time. I sure hope so!
What I’m looking forward to: Eventually moving into our freaking house. (Yes, our close date still hasn’t happened yet. Yes, I’m bitter.) Introducing Sadie to a bottle in another week or so, so Dave can take care of some feedings.
Milestone: She’s two weeks old today! AHHH!!!!!
Other random thoughts: We’re taking her for a sonogram today, to have her sacral dimple checked out. Both the hospital and our pediatrician have said that it is nothing, but just to be safe, they wanted to have it checked out to be sure. So I’m not worried, but hoping for an immediate all clear after the sono.
Also, some days are great, and I feel like an awesome parent. And then she can have a bad day where she’s fussy and not napping, and I wind up crying on the floor with Dave having to pick me up. Its only been two weeks, so I know it’ll get easier, but wow, it’s definitely a whole new experience.
And as promised – CUTE BABY PICTURE!!!