…and feeling pretty spiffy!
Emotionally, I am (and have been) pretty much back to normal. I’m a very emotionally stable person and not used to random bouts of crying and all the less than pleasant emotions that early motherhood brought with it and I’m very glad I got through it.
My husband and I have put our sleep schedules back together and I get up at night with the baby, while my husband gets him when he wakes up for the day after 5:30am. This gives me a chance to catch up on sleep I might’ve missed if Logan has a night waking. It’s been working out pretty well since we made the change 2 weeks ago, though Logan has been waking up at night the past 2 nights and been rather crabby too, which always takes a toll on me. Regardless, it is nice to have my husband around again and spend more time together.
I do bring the baby to bed by myself now, which is usually relaxing and easy, but the past two nights has been hard. Even though he’s tired, he just won’t go to bed! I digress. Physically, apart from the sometimes iffy sleep that motherhood brings with it, I feel pretty good.
The scale, as of yesterday, said 137.2, which is about 10-15lbs away from what I ultimately want to get back to. I’d probably be pretty happy at 127. Looking at myself naked is becoming a lot more bearable. I still have a bit of a jelly belly, but it’s much tighter than it was even 2 weeks ago and my shape is definitely coming back.
I feel pretty strong, though I haven’t started a gym routine back up. We’re thinking about it though, we just have to fit it into our schedule and decide to trust the gym daycare service… which I can’t deny I’m a little weary of.
Logan is probably going on 19lbs and my arm strength is definitely better than ever thanks to him. He spends a good part of his days attached to me via the ergo or me holding him, and it’s a pretty good workout. Since the weather has been getting slightly better, we’ve been taking more walks as well, and my husband comes with us now! It’s definitely a nice change of pace.
I’ve also been getting some work from home done, but since getting back into my job would require a full-time time investment and one of us has to be there for the baby, it’s not feasible. My husband has always had the main income and mine was a nice extra, so it makes more sense for him to continue growing his career and me to take a break. I am however consistently trying to improve my photography and want to see if I can take that from a hobby to an income at some point in the future.
So, in short, things are going well! The only thing I’m still working on is my weight, but I’ve been making good improvements on that front. Life with a baby is ever-evolving, of course, and I don’t think I’ll ever have all the answers, but we’re doing the best we can!