6 months post-partum

Friday, October 14, 2011

I can't believe Graham is 6 months already! This fall continues to be a bit hectic with my traveling for work and with Jeff's craziness at his work. Graham and I both got colds; I have lingering congestion, he has a lingering cough. But we'll both survive. :) He's growing like crazy and is eating solids. I'm making all his baby food because it's not hard and it's healthier and cheaper. He's sitting up on his own, rolling all over the place and scooting. He's also just this week starting some separation anxiety. He's totally fine going to daycare (so far) but he doesn't like it if someone isn't sitting right next to him or holding him. He's been fighting naps, too, which makes him super cranky in the evenings. He's not entirely sleeping through the night; he seems to wake up between 4 and 4:30, which is just a little too early, though that's 8+ hours of sleep straight, which isn't too bad I guess.

I've been running sporadically as my work schedule permits. I've had some awesome runs (when I was in Saint Louis, I ran for 45 minutes in Forest Park and it was fantastic) and I've had some short runs where I've wanted to barf. I signed up to run the 5K at homecoming (I work at a college) next weekend and I'm sort of regretting that. It's a hilly course and I don't like running in the morning. Oh well - it's super low key and there are lots of walkers. I've also been sporadic with yoga even though I know I need the strength training and flexibility. It's just hard to fit it all in with my nutty schedule!

On the plus side, I'm down to pre-pregnancy weight. I actually weighed in under this week, but in all fairness, I had some stomach issues for several days and wasn't eating very much. So who knows. I guess it's also worth pointing out that in the peak of my fitness journey (summer 2009) when I ran a 10K, I had gotten down to 123 soaking wet, but was bordering on being too thin (my BMI was right on that edge of underweight and normal).

I'm basically wearing all my pre-pregnancy clothes with the exception of a couple pairs of jeans. While the weight is back to normal, I still have a couple extra inches around my waist.

Here are my most recent stats:
Prepregnancy: 28" waist, 37" hips, 128 lbs
41 weeks pregnant: 42" waist (I think), 41" hips, 156 lbs
4 weeks post-partum: 35" waist, 40" hips, 137 lbs
8 weeks post-partum: 33" waist, 38.5" hips, 135 lbs
12 weeks post-partum: 32.5" waist, 38.5" hips, 132 lbs
16 weeks post-partum: 30.5" waist, 37.5" hips, 130 lbs
5 months post-partum: 30" waist, 37" hips, 128 lbs
6 months post-partum: 30" waist, 37" hips, 126 lbs

Again , I don't have a good picture of me (rather, a picture that shows my progress), but I do have a few of Graham (and one of my dog who is jealous that Graham gets to sit in my lap).

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    cute pics!!
    3246 days ago
    What a Wonder Woman you are ! emoticon
    I have 15 lbs that are still lingering from this pregnancy that I'd love to see vanish... but, I know it's a victory that is hard-fought for emoticon
    You look great! Congrats! And your boy is just darling! emoticon
    3262 days ago
  • LEASIM1231
    Thanks for the post! It gives me hope that maybe by 6 months I will see more progress!
    3263 days ago
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    I loved these pictures and always enjoy reading about G's development because it gives me something to look forward too. As a new mom I have no sense of how anything is going to "be" from month to month so you have become my reference.

    Girlfriend - you should be soo freakin proud of reclaiming that body and meeting so tough goals. Keep sharing your journey asy ou truly inspire me and others.
    3265 days ago
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