New (Fit) Mommy

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Well, I've been scarce for a while (you can say that again!)

The good news is that I did not entirely fall off the fitness wagon during my Spark hiatus. I gained a total of 15 pounds during my pregnancy (woo!). Unfortunately, I began battling with postpartum depression due to my inability to breastfeed. I struggled with exclusive pumping for over a month until... well, I won't go too deeply into it. It's still intensely painful to me, and I'm trying to move past that.

While I still feel myself to be dealing with a moderate case of PPD, it's become a good deal more manageable and I've decided that getting back into fitness will help my cause. I was down to +4 lbs right after birth, but I rocketed back up to +12.5 lbs during the month and a half of stress and eating, essentially, pure sugar in an attempt to replace sleep.

My first goal is to lose the 12.5 lbs of remaining baby weight. Following that, I'd like to get to 220 by January 1st, 2012. That would be my 100 lbs lost mark! It's ambitious but possible.

Alright. Having gotten my obligatory fitness progress report and goals in, time to do what I really want to do and spam you with a few pictures of my son!

Sebastian (Bastian) Jack was born on July 29th at 12:03 am. The 29th was his due date! Three minutes earlier and he would have missed his due date. He's a very punctual child. :)

My labor was 12 and a half hours long with contractions for 8 of those hours. My water broke in the mid-morning. I did have to go to the hospital immediately because an earlier appointment had shown he wasn't positioned properly. Happily, he came down in just the right place and a few hours later my contractions began. My labor was 100% natural with no pain medication before, during , or after save for an local to repair some tearing. I was floored that I didn't find myself needing anything after the fact despite a tear! Endorphins are truly powerful things.

Bastian came out wide eyed and alert, scoring the highest marks possible on the German version of the Apgar score. My first act as a mother (besides cracking a few jokes about the hematoma on his head) was to sing him Lennon's Beautiful Boy.

And he is.
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    he is so beautiful and you were blessed to have such an easy delivery! I am sure you will be back to pre baby weight before you know it. You did a great job~
    3540 days ago
    awww he is amazing! Congrats! And girl you will lose that and more! Can't wait to see you on the BLC challenge. Come join in on our challenges on the ALL TEAMS CHAT now... we can help you lose that baby fat before you can blink! (wouldnt that be nice if that were true! lol)
    3559 days ago
    Beautiful baby and emoticon goals!
    3561 days ago
  • SUSAN09131
    Happy to hear from you ! Glad all is well. Such a beautiful baby.

    All the best,
    3561 days ago
    Awwwwww, and I hope the nurses told u that nursing is not as nature or instinctive as we all thought.
    I had a prego buddy..I didn't even think about bfeeding....and she pumped me up so much...I had mine first....and it was so easy.....she couldn't at all...in all her research she had inverted nipple!!!!!!
    3561 days ago
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