I read in another new mom's blog recently the question, "At what point do you stop being post-partum?" That got me thinking of the adage, "It takes 9 months to gain the weight, so 9 months to lose it makes sense." I guess my answer to the question is that once your baby is older than the amount of time you carried him/her in utero, you are no longer post-partum. You're just a mom with a kid. :)
Since I carried Graham for almost 42 weeks, I guess I'm still post-partum! It's been a busy couple of months. My travel season is over for now, not to really start again until probably mid-march. But life in the office has been just as hectic. I've had good weeks where I've been able to have lunch workouts and not so good weeks when I've been working through lunch and giving into my sweet tooth.
Here are my 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
8 months post-partum: 29" waist, 36" hips, 124 lbs
I'm actually smaller than I was pre-pregnancy with the exception of my waist. Although I feel like I'm stronger. Maybe it's because of carrying Graham, who is very big and very squirmy. I've lifted weights a few times lately and have been amazed that I can lift more than before I was pregnant (though I've been SORE after each session).
This photo is from almost 6 weeks ago. I pretty much look the same. Graham is a little bigger. As of 2 weeks ago (he was at the doctor for a bad cold) he was 22 lbs and 29 inches long (right at or over the 85th percentile for both).
We had 2 glorious weeks of him sleeping through the night and then in the last almost 2 weeks, we've had a pretty rough go of things. He wakes up between 11pm and 1am just SCREAMING and then we're up for hours. The last few nights, I've attempted the Ferber method of Progressive Waiting. I'm really tired, my husband is sick, but Graham seems ok. I'm hoping this comes to an end soon. When he's up, however, he is SO much fun! Army crawling, pulling up to his knees, bouncing, laughing, and generally being a curious little boy!