6 Months + 1 Week Postpartum

I’m so tired of saying 20+ weeks as my titles because I always forget how many weeks postpartum I am so I’m making it easier on myself, and you guys. Last week was pretty brutal for me. I was mentally drained and on my last day of work (Saturday) I was completely dead. I didn’t even want to show up to be honest. I woke up in the middle of the night so nauseous and I ran to the bathroom thinking I was going to throw up but couldn’t. I was up for about 30 minutes and nothing could come out. It was the worst feeling ever. High blood sugar could be the culprit as I was at 200. Usually I don’t get nauseous at 200 but maybe that’s what it was (no, not preggo). I was also nauseous on Sunday, too. I’ve been fine all day today though so that’s a plus! Saturday night we did nothing after I got off work, which was nice. Sunday was a good day for the fam. We woke up really early (because of the baby) and walked to this bagel shop close to my house and ate breakfast there. We then went to a Colombia employee store where the clothes are at a discounted price (they were nice enough to give my work a chance to visit the store) and I bought a couple of things there. After that it was a lot of regular Sunday chores. Clean the house up and grocery shop! Sundays are my ONLY days I have “off”. No work, no gym, and Jesse to help me with Levi so I can get other things done around the house. The rest of the week is go, go, go.

Levi’s been super cute lately. I swear he learned to shake his head “no” when he doesn’t want something. I have no idea who taught him that or if it’s just a coincidence. I pureed some broccoli and he doesn’t seem to like it very much and will shake his head back and forth when I try to feed it to him. It’s hilarious! For a few nights he was only waking up once and it was amazing but for some reason the past two nights he’s been waking up every 2-3 hours and it was killling me. It’s awful. I’m not sure why he’s doing this. I don’t know how people sleep train their babies. I’ve tried and have given up on that dream. He still sleeps with us in our bed, too. Well, he starts out in his crib and eventually we bring him in around 3/4AM because we’re just so exhausted and don’t feel like fighting with his tiredness and once he’s in our bed he passes out so, whatever. He’s been starting to sit up with not much assistance and his 9 month clothing is already starting to get snug! At his doctor appointment last Thursday he weighed a whopping 22 pounds and he’s 27 1/2 inches tall! The doctor said he’s measuring as a 10 month old. Holy crap, right? He’s a big ass baby! I guess this what the outcome is when your partner is 6’2″ and like, 260 pounds.

An update on how my workouts have been going…they’re definitely making me feel stronger! I’m not losing weight as fast as I thought I would but I’m out of the 160’s now so thats something, right? I’ve come to terms with the fact that this might be a slower than anticipated process. It’s rough sometimes! I love food. Doesn’t everyone? I’m not the kind of person to meal prep because I can’t eat the same meal for two or three days. I love to cook, I love to try new recipes. I cook different meals each week! I have my favorites and I’ll use them regularly but a lot of the times I cook random meals and I eat the leftovers the next day for lunch but I don’t usually eat them longer than a day after. Personally I think it’s gross. So yeah, I could never meal prep bland chicken with a baked sweet potato and vegetables. Not me. Nope. I still get my chocolate fix in. I know cutting sweets out completely would really set me up for success but as much as I want to lose weight and look good, I also want to live my life! 72% dark chocolate is my ISH and I love it. One little square of it after lunch or dinner satisfies my sweet tooth completely and I won’t give that up.

Anyways, last week was pretty tough for me and I think this week might be too with the things going on. I’m preparing myself to be completely exhausted by the end of it. It’s going to be Levi’s first Halloween and even though we’re not trick-or-treating, I’m still looking forward to it. I can’t wait to share what our matching costumes are! It’s really funny and I’m sure he’ll love it when he’s older, haha.

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