I gained 50 lbs during my pregnancy with Piper (see week 39 photo above), and vowed I would NOT gain that much the 2nd time around. Either the scales at my Dr’s office are broken, or I failed miserably because I gained OVER 50 lbs with Huddy. That’s a LOT of extra cush on the tush.. Trust me. And while I am ALL FOR having a little meat on my bones, the Barney body shape is just not my jam.
I’m so lucky to have lost all my baby weight after only 2 weeks! YUP! All 9 lbs 9 ounces of him!! Plus a few pounds of body juices… And some pounds from labor.. Now I just have about 30 more pounds to go! Woo hoo!
1. Babies nurse better when they have a built-in pillow to lay on. It’s so much more comfortable for mom and baby.. Just plop em up on the mid section and you have your hands free!
2. The freedom to endulge on cookie dough. It’s necessary almost every night after a long day.
3. Mom bod is the greatest sign that we’ve experienced one of the greatest miracles on this earth. The creation of a human.. And that human’s birth into this world! Holy cow.
Don’t get me wrong, if I’m honest, I don’t feel “sexy” or “beautiful” right now. I still don’t fit in my non-maternity clothes and it bugs the crap out of me. Especially for those of you who know my hubby (3% body fat McGee). Even though I have a ways to go before I FEEL healthy again, I’m enjoying my post pregnancy mom-bod.
I put enough pressure on myself to make sure the house is clean, and everyone’s teeth are brushed (bi-weekly) and that the fish has been fed at least once in the past month (why the H did I buy a fish)… That adding extra pressure on myself to look like J-Lo just isn’t going to fit into my life right now.
Enjoy a day off.. Don’t stress about the messy house, and eat a damn cookie for goodness sake!