Posted by Mandy | Posted in life as mommy, postpartum, weight loss | Posted on 09-08-2012
I think this will be the last postpartum update. It took 9 months to bake a kid, and it took 9 months to get (mostly) back to normal. I might do a 12-month one, provided my body changes more, but it’s unlikely.
I weighed in this month at 129.4lbs, which means I lost about 4lbs since my 7-month update. I really had to crack down and adjust my diet to see continued results, so 2lbs/month is pretty good in my book. I would like to lose another 4, but I fit into most of my old clothes (minus some jeans) and I don’t think I look too bad. I’ve upped my exercise/strength training routines and things are definitely falling into place.
I still get the random agonizing backaches that I never had prior to giving birth. I definitely relate them to either my body being stretched out of whack during pregnancy or the epidural I received in the hospital. I haven’t seen a doctor for it though, as the frequency has dramatically reduced.
It always amazes me that at the hospital I thought my 8-pound baby was heavy to pick up and carry around and – in my Percocet-induced awkward state of mind – wondered how I would manage to always, always hold and carry him if it makes my arms hurt so much. He’s now weighing in at 23lbs and while I objectively know that he’s pretty heavy, he doesn’t really feel that heavy to me. Definite mommy guns at work, there!
This is me at 9 months postpartum. Not the best pictures, but it’s been a busy month – we took Logan to Yellowstone! (next post will be about that) – and you get the idea.