Happy Friday and welcome to the (almost) weekend friends!
I’ve had an interesting last few days filled with a few new-to-me experiences/things.
First of all, we are officially without family. My SIL left on Wednesday (Sawyer misses his aunt CC ).
Here is a photo of the first time Sawyer tried on glasses (he looks so smart, no?):
Monday was the first time I drove in weeks. It was also the first time I used our stroller – trying to fit the infant carrier in was a bit of a feat, but I managed it.
After dropping off Carly at SFO on Wednesday I drove home – just me and the lil man – and all was well until I got out of the car. For those that follow me on twitter, you may have got a hint of what happened, and it was not good.
Warning: TMI coming your way…
As I got out of my car, I felt a bit of a gush. Now if you’ve had a baby. you know that you still bleed weeks after birth. Completely normal. What is not normal is what happened to me. I bled so much that it went through my clothes and dripped in the parking space (yeah I told ya, TMI, but I’m writing because I think it’s helpful to share these experiences…). Immediately I grabbed Sawyer and waddled up to my townhouse. With Sawyer safe inside, I ran upstairs to the bathroom only to discover I passed a larger-than-golf-ball sized blood clot. Ewww / yikes / meep! Oddly enough the doctors at the hospital did mention this could happen and I filed that way back in my brain as “impossible.” But sure enough, first blood clot.
To make a long story short, I had to see my doctor asap and subsequently had to have an internal exam (yes 2 weeks after birth ) to determine whether there was still placenta or membranes inside. Verdict was that things looked good, but I was put on anti-hemorrhage meds for a couple days to be sure. Oye. What an adventure.
Moving on to other more pleasant firsts.
Like Sawyer sleeping a whole 8 hours on Wednesday night for the first time. Pure bliss! However, we know it won’t last. And since we had his first pediatrician’s appointment yesterday, she confirmed that it’s okay every once in awhile if he sleeps that long, but until he is two months, we need to wake him up every 4 hours to feed. Sigh.
Yesterday I also went for a walk with both Sawyer and Naava on my own for the first time. Wahooo! The Baby Bjorn works great for walks. Yippeee!
Also yesterday, Sawyer has his first play date! Here is with Preston
Adorable right? Preston was born just 2 weeks before Sawyer. He had a lot to say in this picture, but Sawyer wasn’t havin’ it
So yeah, as for as ‘next things,’ it’s high time I get my @ss in gear. And by that I mean, stop using postpartum recovery and holidays as an excuse not to get back into shape. My doctor’s appointment on Wednesday confirmed my stitches are healed and I can start walking longer and being a bit more active. With that, I need to stop the bad eating habits and start resuming a healthy eating life style. For me, that will mean tracking calories so I can be accountable for what I eat.
I’ll do a weekly weigh in with you guys so you can help me stay on track, starting on Monday.
But please know that should anything come up with my baby boy, he will always take precedence over my desire to lose weight or get an extra walk in.
What are your tips for breaking bad eating habits and resuming a healthy lifestyle?