Weekend Recap and Body After Baby
Hi friends! Did you have a good weekend?
We had a good one here…all of our days are kind of running together, especially now that the semester is over (except for grading…ugh). We spent about 90% of our weekend at home…and I have a feeling that most days are going to start following this trend!
We’re very lucky to have the schedules that we do…neither one of us is teaching this summer, so essentially we both have the entire summer off to get to know this little lady:
…who is already starting to develop a pretty big personality! It’s funny; people say that babies come out with so many facets of their personalities already formed, and I can see the truth to that. Lila already seems to be very intense—when she’s awake and “playing,” she gets a very serious expression on her face and really focuses on the task at hand.
Loosen up, nugget!!
It will be fun to see more elements of her personality come through in the upcoming months.
Other than playing on her activity mat, she really enjoys taking walks in the ergo:
…which we enjoy, too, because she usually looks like this by the time we get home:
Walks are nice because the dogs (obviously) love them. We’re trying to get them out for two walks a day, just so that they don’t feel neglected…not that these dogs have ever been neglected for a single minute since the day we got them:
Walks are also nice because I’ll take any kind of exercise I can get these days! I don’t feel comfortable running every day yet, so many days, our walks are my main activity. Now that three weeks have passed, I’m ready to start putting in a little more effort in terms of getting my body back to where it was, pre-baby. I wanted to give myself some time just to see how everything settled, weight and body-wise. Now that the semester is over and we’re settling into a little bit more a routine, I think it’s a good time to get a little more focused on eating right and working regular exercise back in.
I gained about 24 pounds during the pregnancy, and still have five left to lose. But, I’m not really concerned with the scale number—to me, it’s more about how my clothes fit. Essentially, I want to be able to feel comfortable in my summer clothes by the time June rolls around. I tried on some of my shorts yesterday, and they *do* fit…but they’re pretty tight. :-) Hopefully with a little more effort on my part, I can take this month to eat a little better (RIP, late night ice cream) and exercise regularly.
And I’m trying to ignore the fact that my stomach now looks like a deflated party balloon.
Hope you have a great start to your week!