We will be going for her pre-op appointment tomorrow, her surgery will be on Wednesday, and her post-op will be on Friday. Those who do, please pray. Those who don’t, good thoughts, vibes, etc. are appreciated as well. Thank you.
He is three weeks old today, and is doing great. We’re starting with some tummy time, and just enjoying each other’s company. That is when he isn’t being a bottomless pit. I kid, but there are at least 3-4 hours a day where I’m sure he’ll never finish eating. And then he’ll sleep for 4-5 hours and then go back to a 3 hour cycle. Until he wants to eat for 3-4 hours again. What’s odd is that it isn’t at night, like most books say. Its usually in the afternoon. Guess he didn’t read the books.
My Weight Loss:
I got as low as 223 last week and then I think I fought off mastitis. Chills, fever, pain. I stayed in bed all day even though I felt like I had a lot I wanted to do. When I got back on the scale, I was horrified to see it had gone back up to 228. I’ve been paying a little more attention to my intake, and my “official” post-partum starting weight, as of today is 225.
That’s 23 pounds down from day of delivery, and 80 away from where I want to end up. As I mentioned in a previous post, I’d like to be 200 when I return to work. Less would be nice, but we’ll see. I’ve got 10 weeks to get there.
Today, I also started actually exercising too. I unfolded the treadmill, and hopped on wearing my new Sketchers Shape-Ups. 20 minutes at 2.0mph @ 1% incline. I completed 2/3 of a mile and was sweating at the 17 minute mark.
When I was in high school, I was able to complete a mile in under 8 minutes. Will I get there again? I’d like to think so. I was able to complete a 5K two years ago in 43 minutes. Not the fastest time ever, but decent. So I know I have it in me to push harder. I just need to take it slow. I know I’m still healing.
Follow Ups March 15, 2011