Friday, January 31, 2014

Postpartum Update & Life Lately

Wow I can't believe tomorrow is already February!  December literally flew by with the birth of Mila, Christmas, Masha's birthday and tons of parties.  Mila is already 7 weeks and growing like a champ.  I am still amazed at how much easier nursing is going.  I know it is definitely because of experience.  With Masha, I was worried the first month if I was doing it right and if she was getting enough.  With Mila, I just trust my gut and go with it.  I look for cues on when she is actually hungry.  And she is sleeping 6 hours at night.  Let's just say I am not waking up exhausted like I was with Masha. And another thing that works out is that Masha still naps three hours a day.  During that time, I either work on paperwork for my hub's business or get things done around the house. Sometimes I take a nap too :)  Just depends on how I feel that day or what I have going on. 

Our whole family was sick for about a week in January and that was tough! I haven't been sick in such a long time that I forgot how it was. Masha had a fever for a few days and the only way she took medicine was adding it to her orange juice.  I couldn't keep any food down, but I continued to nurse and thank goodness I had enough milk supply and Mila didn't get sick.  Drinking tea with honey and milk really helped as well.

I had my 6 week check up yesterday and was looking forward to seeing my midwife and thanking her for the amazing birth experience, but she was on call.  I saw another doctor in the practice and he said everything is back to normal! He talked about birth control options, and I told him I will rely on nursing for now.  With Masha, I didn't get my period until around 20 months postpartum! I'm not sure how long I will nurse for, but definitely over a year for sure.  I feel great too!  Eating healthy and staying active while pregnant really did me well, I was back to my pre-pregnancy weight after the third week.  I'm surprised how fast I bounced back, but I am so thankful because it makes it easier not to have to worry about weight.  I can just focus on the baby and enjoy her.  I remember with Masha it took way more time to lose the weight and I was pretty sad that I didn't fit into my jeans right after birth.  I didn't gain too much with Masha (35 lbs.) but still, it was my first child so I didn't know what to expect. I thought you give birth and can slip into your old clothes. 

Since the doctor gave me the ok, I can finally start working out.  I'm going to start with a 30 minute routine and move up from there.  I don't want to overdue it on cardio because I want my milk supply to stay consistent.  Focusing mainly on weight training and ab exercises is my goal.  I have been walking outside for about an hour each day so I will keep up with that too.  It is nice to get some fresh air for all of us!

I'm eating everything in sight right now, literally! I love this part of nursing lol! I'm trying to eat healthy, but I am not going to lie, I have given into some guilty pleasures.  Is it just me or does nursing increase our sweet tooth?!   ;)

Here are photos from last couple months.

My cutie around Christmas time.  She is starting to really like the camera and posing hehe :)
Zara sweater Sold Out (Similar here and here), J Crew Leggings, Zara Boots Sold Out (Similar here and here), Black Hair Bow
Some of my favorites.  I received these as gifts and recommend all of these!
NoseFrida Nasal Aspirator (Wish I had this when Masha was a baby!)
 Mila at about 1 week old here! She already looks so much bigger. 
J Crew Sweater Sold Out (Love this one), Necklace Sold Out (Similar here and here)
On Mila: Baby Gap Cardigan Sold Out (Similar here) & Baby Gap Pants Sold Out (Similar here), Zara Socks, Pink Onesie, Hair Bow
Masha is completely in love with her baby sister.  This is on her third birthday :)
Masha: Zara Dress Sold Out (Love this one)
Mila: Gifted
Me: J Crew Necklace Sold Out (Love this one)
Black Peplum Top Sold Out (Similar here)
My baby is 3!! She requested a "princess cake".   
Christmas Eve at my in laws.  Love this tradition we have! 
Crewcuts Sweater Dress Sold Out (Similar here) & Crewcuts Pink Tights, White Hair Bow
Love my Erin Condren Planner. I love that it is personalized and customized to fit my needs. This is my second one and I can't say enough good things about it.  If you are interested, click here to get $10.00 off your first order!
Turquoise Ring Vintage (Love this one!)
I love the newborn stage.  I know it doesn't last forever so I am taking it all in.  
On Mila: Baby Gap Sweater Dress Sold Out (Similar here)
My angel dreaming away :)
It has been freezing here lately.  All bundled up!
Zara Trench Coat Sold Out (Similar here) & Zara Scarf, Ray Ban Sunnies, Burgundy Hat Sold Out (Similar here)
My go to outfit lately:
Nike Air Max 1 Sneakers (Similar here)
J Crew Hat Sold Out (Love this one)
 4 weeks postpartum
Black V Neck Tee (Similar here)
Zara Jeans Sold Out (Similar here and here)
Nike Air Max 1 Sneakers (Similar here)
How tiny does she look her in the carseat!?
All smiles! I love how she giggles and is starting to make sounds. 
Zara top & leggings Sold Out (Similar here and here)
 Zara Leggings Sold Out (Similar here and here)
Zara Checkered Top Sold Out (Similar here)
Knee High Boots Old (Similar here)
Truth & Pride White Leather Coat Sold Out (Similar here and here)
She is such a great helper!
Heading out to run some errands.  I love Crewcuts for kids.  The styles are classic and can easily be passed down (and luckily I have another girl)!
Crewcuts coat, Crewcuts Red Sweater Dress Sold Out (Love this one), Crewcuts Tights Sold Out (Similar here), Zara Boots Sold Out (Love these), Hat Sold Out (Similar here
Love cashmere sweaters! And of course leather pants are my ultimate favorite.  I was able to find the Paige Paloma leather pants in gray!
J Crew Sweater Sold Out (Love this one)
Daddy with his girls :) 
Morning kisses :)
I Love the Aden + Anais Twinkle Pink Swaddle.  Such a pretty pink shade!  These come in handy, I literally have a least a dozen of these swaddles.
Heading to my 6 week appointment!
Love wearing a cap these days!  It keeps my hair out of my face and looks stylish.  This one is sold out, but here are a few I love:  1, 2, 3, 4
My favorite Ergo carrier.  I can get so much done!  She can even nurse while in there!! 
My loves!
Gramps with Masha around Christmas time. Always smiles with these two!
On Masha: Zara Top Sold Out (Similar here), Zara Boots Sold Out (Love these), Woven Play Tights Sold Out (Similar here), Janie and Jack Skirt 
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Thanks for stopping by!
  Hope you all have a great Friday.

1 comment:

  1. baby and masha are so cute and you look amazing! I have always had a sweet tooth but nursing makes it WAY more intense!


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