Posted by Mandy | Posted in baby boy, exercise, life as mommy, weather | Posted on 23-03-2012
At this point, I have completely accepted my new life as normal. Some things would be nice, like more sunny days (like today!), but things are pretty amazing all in all. I now regard my physical and emotional recovery as complete. Sure, I still have 15lbs to drop, but hey, I’ve got time and I feel pretty good in my body as is.
In fact, I almost want to say I feel STRONGER now than I did before pregnancy. Not just because of the life experience, but also physically. Now that most of the aches are gone or almost gone, I’ve dropped most of my baby weight and I lug around an 18-pound baby all day, I have energy again and I’m developing some hefty arm muscles! I still go for walks with the bean when weather permits, and I do about 250 situps and 10 pushups every day. It’s not much, and I do miss how accomplished the gym made me feel, but my body is still happy with me.
Speaking of the gym – we did some inquiries when we went in the other day. We iced our membership for 3 months since we don’t really have much of a chance to go with our sleep schedules still not aligned (hopefully we’ll do this very soon!) and still stabilizing our income. But we figure in 3 months we’ll start it up again and feel a lot more comfortable leaving Logan at the gym daycare too. Since he’s not sitting up by himself yet, he’d basically need to be attached to someone that’s not me for the entire time we’re there, and that thought kinda creeps me out. I have no problem with my husband, family and friends holding my baby, but strangers are a different story.
I know I’m being paranoid.
Anyway, the older he gets, the more comfortable and less overprotective I am. It’s actually kinda nice. It’s like the little guy is figuring out he’s his own person, and mommy is figuring out she’s still herself, after all.
Today is one of those rare, stunning days. It was supposed to rain all week, but when I woke up this morning, I was greeted by the most beautiful sunshine – and it’s still there! *knock on wood* Logan and I went outside for a few minutes, since it was warm enough with the sun shining down on us. That was literally the first time I just decided to go outside without putting a billion layers on both of us since Logan has been born, and I think I’m going to LOVE this summer! Not only can we have much fun outside, I get to watch Logan discover the world too! Maybe/possibly/probably he’ll crawl by July, too.
My mother is completely spoiling me for Easter and I got to indulge in this:
Jersey Rouche Dress
I die. It’s so pretty.