Two Weeks

I cannot believe Ella is two weeks old already.  Ok, she’s actually 16 days old.  I just love her more and more every day.  She’s growing so fast!  Today I put on the same outfit she wore home and it now fits….sad.

Today I had my two week postpartum check up. I’ve lost about 20 of the 32 lbs I gained over the past 9+ months.  Not too shabby.  I’ve also lost just over 6 inches around my waist.  I still have about 6 to go until I’m back to my pre-pregnancy waistline.  All in good time.

My appointment was really just to check in and make sure that I’m not depressed, but also to get me thinking about birth control.  I’m pretty sure the ocassional soreness and the memory of pushing Ella out is good enough birth control for now.  Regardless it’s something that we need to think about so that I have an answer for my big check-up in a month.

I’m anxious to get back into some sort of exercise routine.  We’ve gone on a couple of walks, but the heat has been ridiculous, upper 90’s and low 100’s.  Yeah, it’s typically 85 degrees out at 7 am.  I’m starting to work on crunches as I’m finding my ab muscles are really weak which is not so great for my posture.

This week is my first week home alone with Ella.  Eek.  So far so good.  I’m starting to get more comfortable with taking her out and about.  It’s all about timing.  I’m still exhausted

and counting down the days until we can introduce a bottle to our nighttime feeding routine.  It will be nice to get more than 2 hours of continuous sleep.

Of course I can’t help but love looking at this sweet little thing.


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