I'm back! With a baby!
Monday, September 17, 2012
Theodore Archer B... was born on 8/6/12 at 11:11 pm. He weighed 7 lbs 12 oz and is in great health. My doctors had told me to expect a big baby (I think because they saw my 6'7" husband), but Theo was just the right size. I went mostly natural (no epidural) but I did ask for some kind of IV painkiller during labor that didn't do anything at all. Labor hurts! Everyone told me that you forget about the pain as soon as you have the baby in your arms. Um no. I will never forget that pain, though I do love the baby in my arms.
Today Theo is six weeks old. We have settled into a pretty good routine, breastfeeding is going alright (he's gaining!), and he's starting to sleep for longer stretches at night.
I gained more weight than I wanted during my pregnancy, and although I'm uncomfortable with it, I'm not really worried. I know I can lose it. On the day Theo was born, I weighed 259 pounds. Today, I weighed in at 233.4 pounds. Plenty of that weight was baby and fluids, but I think some of it is fat loss from breastfeeding ALL THE TIME. This kid loves milk! I do want to start tracking calories again though, because eating right tends to motivate me to exercise more, now that my doctor has cleared me for exercise.
I still won't be able to be on here very much other than to track my calories/fitness and on occasional blog. Even though I'm on maternity leave, life is crazy busy. Not only am I feeding an infant around the clock, but we're also moving to Oregon in two weeks, I'm working on getting a job, and trying to find a house/apartment. Overwhelmed!
Edit to add: I know that because I'm breastfeeding, I need to eat more than SP recommends. I get to add 500 calories to my range