8 months post-partum

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

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!

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    HOW CUTE!! And congrats on losing so many inches after baby! I am still struggling lol.
    3163 days ago
  • LG69-5
    omgosh hes adorable!!!!!!!!! and congrats on your weight, you look wonderful!
    3163 days ago
  • AWOLF24
    He is absolutely adorable!
    3164 days ago
  • LEASIM1231
    What a cutie! I figured my goal is by my son's 9m bday I want to be back to PrePrego weight. I have 3 months to lose about 15 pounds, so I figure that is doable!
    3179 days ago
  • SINGER73
    He is so handsome and you Momma look great. I'm still trucking along with only 16lbs left to get back to pre-preggo weight then another 7lbs to hit my goal. I'm aiming for May since we will be going on a cruise then.
    3180 days ago
    Graham is getting so big! He is so cute! Great job on losing the weight and more from the pregnancy! I still have about 25 to 30 pounds to be back to my "normal" weight.
    3180 days ago
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    He is a cutie!!!! Nat sleeps through the night mostly, but she will wake up once or twice a night during growth spurts. Her last one was right around 8 months. Hopefully that's all he's having and will be back to sleeping all night.
    3204 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2948406
    He is super cute and super fun!!! Love that you are doing so well. Keep up your great work!
    3204 days ago
    Congrats! and your little one is adorable.
    3205 days ago
    Graham is such a cutie! My little girl, Abigail, just turned 8 months at the end of November and is built much like Graham, and you and I are very close in size (almost to a T in measurements lol) but you must be taller than me because you are thinner (per your picture) than I am. Congrats on being less than your prepregnancy weight! I made it to my prepregnancy weight for Abby (125.5) but now would like to get back to my prepregnancy weight from my son (who is now 9 lol), of about 121. ...this blog makes me wish I had taken measurements DURING my pregnancy!
    3205 days ago
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