Hi guys! How are you all this fine Friday? I don’t know about you but this week has been crazzzzy. I was talking with my parents tonight over supper and we were trying to look back over the week to talk about what we’d done and for the life of me I couldn’t pin down what I had been up to! Juggling work, family and home has been hard to do lately. Once Samuel will be on a schedule it’ll make things a little easier but for now, we’re just dealing with all the crazy.
Today on the blog I wanted to share with you a few of my favourite looks from Instagram. It feels so good to be able to wear normal clothes again. Pants are still a sore subject (thanks to my sticky belly fat) but for the rest, it’s been good. Refreshing even. I fit into moooooost of my clothes pre-pregnancy. Hooray for Isabelle. Woop woop!! Anywho, this week was my 6 week post pregnancy check up and my doctor cleared me for physical activity. Meaning I have no excuse to sit on my bum all day and delegate household chores to my poor husband. So the pregnancy excuse is gone and I gotta get my bum moving. I even told myself I would go for a run last night to start with a bang, however that thought quickly came and went. I sat down, made myself a bowl of Skinny Pop , put some Mindy Project on and cuddled with my baby. I have to say I was full of regret but when can you regret this:
Quick update on the babe. He’s gaining weight! I don’t know if I mentioned this before but he had a hard time feeding. I wasn’t used to it since Adèle nursed like a champ. Samuel… not so much. He was born at 7lbs15oz. By the time he got his 3 day old appointments he had dropped to 7lbs. The doctor wasn’t too concerned since losing weight is normal in the first few days of life but that was a lot compared to Adèle. She has only lost 11oz. We had to return to the doctor to get him weighed when he reached his 1 week birthday, but he still hadn’t reached his birth weight. I had noticed that he was a little dehydrated. Before you mom shame me, the reason I wasn’t freaking out was because I know what an unhappy baby looks and acts like. If you haven’t had kids yet, the symptoms of dehydration are dry lips, caving fontanelle (gap in baby’s skull) crying without tears, fussy and pretty much can’t be soothed between feedings. He wasn’t fussy and would sleep long stretches after feeding so I knew it was nothing to concern myself with but if the doctor kept on wanting to see him, I knew I had to do something. When my milk came in I was so engorged that nursing was painful. On top of that he got thrush. I was in so much pain before, during and after feedings that I decided to pump and feed instead of getting that much needed skin to skin. I knew he got a certain amount of milk since I could measure what he was drinking. THANK GOD FOR BREAST PUMPS. When the engorgement went away and I starting nursing again, I tried different positions to see if he would drink better. Football position was key for him. That’s when his body curls around my ribs to the side, like holding a football when running for a touchdown. Milk would be leaking out of his mouth and I was so happy I could cry. Not to sound cliche, but it was a touchdown for me.That was the first time I got any evidence that he was getting what he needed. Today he weighs a little over 10lbs! So happy to say everyone is happy and healthy.
Anyways, that’s enough for now about Baby S. I could about him all day, as moms do, but I had a goal here and here it is. Without ranting any more than I have too here are the deets on the latest blog post from May and June. Links under each photo. Enjoy!