I kind of hemmed and hawed about writing monthly posts like this. I’ve never really focused on my body on this blog and this is my 3rd baby – so it’s not like any of this is “new” to me. BUT, I realized part of the reason I blog is to share my experiences and having a baby at almost 35, AFTER falling in love with running is an experience!
So here we are… Evan is one month old today!!
This month has definitely flown by and my sweet little man is getting so big.
I’m not sure how much he weighs (his next appointment is in a month), but he’s definitely well over 11 pounds and he’s grown some inches for sure. Thanks to his large size he is really strong and does not mind tummy time/lifting up his neck at all.
As for milestones, he’s not really doing much at the moment and I’m OK with that! He has started smiling socially a week or so ago. And by socially I mean he’s usually smiling at the ceiling fan or something on the wall. I can’t wait until he gets his big smiles going because he has quite a few adorable dimples.
He isn’t missing any meals (obviously!) and nursing is going really well (despite the oversupply/letdown issues that equal LOTS of spit up). I started pumping a week or so ago to stock up my supply for work (I go back in a month) and so that Dan could give him a nightly bottle after his bath. He doesn’t seem to mind the bottle, right now – hopefully this carries over once he starts going to daycare (Livie was not a fan of the bottle, that was a long year.).
Dude. My mom takes too many pictures of me.
Sleep is going as expected. He is my little overachiever when it comes to routine at night and likes to go to bed around 8 and get up around 7. Of course he also wakes up at 11ish, 2ish, and 5ish. He sleeps in 2-4 hours blocks, eats, and then goes back to sleep. Even though I’d love for him to sleep longer, he’s an efficient nurser and I’d rather he eat quickly than be up once for 45 minutes.
This is the good life.
There’s really not much of a routine during the day, but we do a eat, play, eat, sleep routine that keeps me busy! He’s still sleeps a lot during the day – but he is definitely simulated more so it takes a little longer for him to fall asleep (the Sleep Sheep is SO helpful for this!).
E is still pretty easy going. He’s had his fussy days and nights, but is definitely the calmest of the three. I think it helps that there is so much chaos going on around him. He’d rather watch it than join in!
In the looks department – when he was first born I could NOT get over how much he looked like Livie. Now that he’s starting to fill out I still see a little Livie, but also a lot of Braeden. When people ask me who I think he looks like – I tell them, “He looks like Evan!” — which is true. As you can see his hair is starting to fall out (yay for old man hair!). I’m not 100% convinced it’s going to grow in dark – he has very light eyebrows and light lashes. His eyes are also getting lighter – so I’m wondering if they will stay blue (I have green/brown eyes and Dan’s are blue/green — Braeden and Livie eyes are primarily green).
How could you not love this little face?
As for me…
I’m laying low for two more weeks and then I will be back at the gym. Although I’m excited to get moving again – I don’t plan on going too crazy with my workouts. Truthfully, I will feel happy with 2-3 workouts a week with a combination of strength training and running. We’ll see if I can actually manage doing that much!
I haven’t weighed myself, but as far I can tell the pregnancy weight is pretty much gone (just lots of jiggly skin and cellulite remains). I normally weigh in at 148lbs and I’m probably in the 145-150 range. This is courtesy of working out while pregnant and hours upon hours of breastfeeding. Of course, this doesn’t mean my clothes fit (although, I did squeeze my ass into my pregnancy jeans to go out with Paula last week. Woot!). Ideally, I’d like to return to my normal postpartum size and then add on a muscle.
So, instead of monitoring my postpartum progress with weight – I’m going to post my measurements. If I remember. I’ve never taken my measurements before, so if anything this is a learning experience. Here’s where I’m at now:
Most unattractive picture… ever.
My long term goal is to tone up, get rid of the pooch (as much as I can – there will always be loose skin), and start running long distances again.
My long, long term goal? PR City. We’re talking 10K, Half Marathon, AND Marathon (<-not until 2014). But let’s not get carried away.
So in summary – the first month has gone really well. Evan seems to fit seamlessly into our family and is just a chill little dude. I am one lucky mama!