Postpartum Update // Week 4

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Lynzy of Lynzy & Co. talks all about her postpartum update here in week 4! Talking weight loss, best products for postpartum and more!

Current weight: 138 (down from 162 at my max during pregnancy) I started out at around 124 pounds before getting pregnant.

Diet/Exercise: I am not currently working out yet but I do plan on doing a 30 day program (made specifically for postpartum mamas at the end of this month! You can all join me and there will even be a dedicated FB group where we can encourage each other and ask the trainer questions too! I will keep you all updated on that! As far as diet, I am trying to eat the healthiest I can, which is hard while breastfeeding because I am constantly hungry. I just got my daily harvest smoothies in the mail yesterday though and I am so excited to try them out!

How I feel physically: Great! Only thing is that I can feel a bit of bladder prolapse (which I had pretty severely with Olivia). Apparently, because of the hormone shift, this can be more common and it got 100% better once I stopped breastfeeding with Olivia. I am just hoping it doesn’t get any worse than it is right now!

How I feel emotionally: Amazing. Honestly, this is the best I have felt emotionally after any of my babies. I think it has everything to do with getting the breastfeeding down from the beginning. It was SO hard when it hurt like hell every time my babies latched for the first two months. This has been such a smooth process and I am so grateful for that!

Lynzy of Lynzy & Co. talks all about her postpartum update here in week 4! Talking weight loss, best products for postpartum and more!

Above image is before I used the corset at all πŸ™‚

Are you using any postpartum girdle/band? YES! You can read all about my Bellefit corset here! I have a coupon code in that post for you as well! All you have to do is purchase your corset through that post to get $20 off πŸ™‚ I also emailed the owner asking her about if I need to exchange for a smaller size and she offered a few tips on how to know if you need a smaller size in the corset over time:

Lynzy of Lynzy & Co. talks all about her postpartum update here in week 4! Talking weight loss, best products for postpartum and more!

FAQ About Sizing Down:
 
Your Corset should give you firm compression so you feel pulled together and supported.
How to tell if you’re ready to size down:
  • Wear your Girdle and fully relax your abdomen/belly. If you don’t feel any compression/push back from the Girdle then it might be too big to wear.

  • If you are able to easily pull the closures in the front past each other, then you’ll know it is working and it’s too big to continue wearing.

  • The fabric in Bellefit Girdles sometimes stretches between washes. Washing and drying your girdle will help it reclaim its elasticity. If the Girdle feels loose even after washing, then it might be too big to continue wearing.

  • Lastly, enter your new measurements in the Bellefit Sizing Calculator. This will confirm which size you should be wearing now that you feel ready to size down.

Lynzy of Lynzy & Co. talks all about her postpartum update here in week 4! Talking weight loss, best products for postpartum and more!

Breastfeeding update: We are doing SO well! He eats every two hours during the day (to ensure that he goes longer spurts at night) and we are still working on switching our days to nights because he sleeps a lot during the day, but everything is a process and it takes time πŸ™‚

Miles’ current weight & progress: He was 11.5 pounds two days ago! He is growing SO fast and I almost want to cry thinking about it. Why can’t they just stay tiny forever?! We also gave Miles his first bath this week! πŸ™‚

Lynzy of Lynzy & Co. talks all about her postpartum update here in week 4! Talking weight loss, best products for postpartum and more!

Lynzy of Lynzy & Co. talks all about her postpartum update here in week 4! Talking weight loss, best products for postpartum and more!

Favorite postpartum clothing item: This cardigan is my favorite right now because of the way it flows in front. It makes it VERY easy to drape right over baby to nurse without having to put the silly nursing covers over your head! I LOVE it. This zipper top is also pretty darn amazing to nurse in too πŸ˜‰

Lynzy of Lynzy & Co. talks all about her postpartum update here in week 4! Talking weight loss, best products for postpartum and more!

Favorite postpartum item (general): Usually these items are the same every week! Sticking with the corset, colace AND THESE underwear. I don’t know why I just love them so much. VERY comfortable and perfect for postpartum.

Favorite baby item currently: I changed over to the ergobaby swaddle and I LOVE it. It doesn’t ride up into the neck like the HALO sleep sack did and I love how you can change the diaper without un-swaddling the arms! GENIUS! A few people also mentioned the Miracle Swaddle, which I am going to try as well!

Lynzy of Lynzy & Co. talks all about her postpartum update here in week 4! Talking weight loss, best products for postpartum and more!

How the girls are adjusting: Olivia is still having a bit of a rough time (not sure if it’s directly related to the baby or not) but she is crying before bed every night and she is scared to go to sleep in her room. We are going to do a massive room switch and put her with Ellie (where our guest room is now) in the next few weeks!

Advice for those of you who are in postpartum week 4: My husband was reading this post and says to tell you all to drink a glass of wine while taking a LOOOONG shower. So that is the advice for this week πŸ˜‰ Also, maybe he is suggesting the long shower so that I take a hint? Maybe I stink?

Hmm……

5 Comments

  1. Kelly
    September 1, 2017 / 3:52 pm

    Social media is so fun sometimes. I just started following you, postpartum week 5 here with number three and as I showered this morning I quietly said to myself – ” boy I hope that mom I just started following on Instagram got to take a shower today ” I guess I was thinking like your husband. 😊 Have a great day!!! 🚰

  2. Megan
    September 1, 2017 / 5:29 pm

    Those undies are indeed the best! I got them when I was pregnant and loved them postpartum as well!

  3. Kate
    September 1, 2017 / 8:29 pm

    First of all, you are my favorite! I really love following you-you are 2 weeks ahead of me post partum πŸ™‚ Second, I know you didn’t ask for advice-but a few great resources for pelvic floor health/prolapse are Femfusion Fitness (lots of free YouTube vids) and Restore Your Core (full program for purchase and Facebook community). Finally, interested in he 30-day program your doing, do you already have information for it, or is it still in the works?? Thanks!

  4. Margie Solis
    September 2, 2017 / 4:01 pm

    I’ve been following you for a few weeks now & I really enjoy you. You’re so real and funny πŸ˜‚ I am on week 5 postpartum with my 5th. Thanks for sharing!

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