Thursday, April 26, 2012

Figuring It All Out...

I've been pretty busy lately...trying to fall into a routine with the peanut and keeping myself occupied so I don't go stir crazy. Being a mom is one of the best and most trying experiences ever...but not one that I would trade for the world. The peanut is 6 and a half weeks old now and I think we have pretty much established a schedule. Sometimes the schedule varies a bit, but for the most part we're doing well. The last couple of days Cole has been sleeping from about 12-6amish, which has allowed me 6 hours of straight blissful sleep. He usually then wakes up, eats and falls back to sleep for about 4 hours. When he wakes up we get changed, have a bath, eat again and then usually spend some time hanging out on our playmat and singing songs until we get fussy. Our afternoons are spent playing, eating and sleeping. Cole is usually awake from about 5pm every night until we get ready for bed at 11. Around 11:30 we do a top up and get swaddled then I put him into his crib for the night. This schedule seems to work out well for us. While he sleeps during the day I usually clean up around here, do some laundry and cook dinner when I can. I like to try and get out too...go shopping or for a walk. Last week I took him to get his pictures done...I'm really excited to see the finished products. They were super cute...but also super expensive lol...but again totally worth it! It's crazy how much he has grown since coming home from the hospital. He is now fitting into most of his 3 month clothes and I have had to pack away the majority of his newborn stuff. In a way I'm happy because he has a lot of really cute 3 month clothes that I've been waiting to put him in and in a way I'm sad that he is growing so fast. This last week or so I've started working out in an attempt to get my pre-baby body back! I'm curious to know how much weight I've lost. In total I gained about 24lbs when pregnant and I know that at 1.5 weeks postpartum I had already lost 12lbs. I've seen a bit of a change in my stomach's not quite as jiggly as it was a week ago but I still have a little "pooch" that I want to get rid of. I'm hoping that if I continue the workouts, along with walks I intend to take once it's nicer out, that I will be bikini ready by the summer! I hope all of you pregnant mamas are doing well and that all of you that have recently had babies are enjoying every minute of it :)

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