READ MY PREVIOUS UPDATES HERE:
Current weight: 141 (down from my max weight in pregnancy – 162 and my pre-pregnancy weight was 120ish)
Current diet/exercise: No exercise yet but I have added in a morning smoothie to my routine and it’s a great way to add some fiber (postpartum constipation is no joke) and fruits/veggies! I honestly haven’t been all that healthy because I am in survival mode but I plan to make healthier choices as much as possible.
I even created a blog post about postpartum pooping here 😉
How I feel physically: Great! I still have a pestering lower back pain but all in all, I feel pretty good!
How I feel emotionally: Still pretty darn good considering that I am lacking some serious sleep over here. Overall though I haven’t felt down at all and I am so excited about that!
Are you using any postpartum girdle/band? YES! As many of you already know, I am using the basic Bellefit corset (front closure only) and I am OBSESSED. I have never been more impressed with a product before. I have seen a dramatic difference in just 10 days of wearing it (at least 8-10 hours per day). It’s also helped a lot with my GI system and also increases bleeding (which I think is of benefit so I don’t bleed as long –> I bled with Ellie for 9 weeks afterwards).
Breastfeeding update: I am SO thrilled to tell you that we have aced the breastfeeding. My first time ever that I didn’t have to deal with cracked, bleeding nipples. I am SO excited. I am working on my breastfeeding tips and tricks post and should have it up soon – I promise!!
Miles is still eating at roughly the same times as last week
Miles’ current weight & progress: OVER TEN POUNDS! Woot! He’s been sleeping at least 3-4 hours ONCE overnight which has been a blessing. Typically he does something like 9-1230/1 and then he’s up every two hours after that until 7 am. That first long stretch is desperately needed and I always try to get to sleep ASAP when he goes down the first time.
Favorite postpartum item (general): My Bellefit corset as mentioned above & COLACE.
Favorite baby item currently: The snuggle me! Miles’ likes to be close at all times, I can hardly put him down so the majority of the time I wear him (currently using the Moby wrap a lot) and at night, he sleeps in between us safely in the snuggle me. You can read more about it here!
OH! & these cloth diapers (I use them as burp cloths and have gotten a ton of questions about them)!
How the girls are adjusting: Olivia is having a rough time with it all. Once I am able, I plan to make a date for her at least once a week, even if for only an hour. I want to take her out ALONE and give her one on one undivided attention and I think that will help a lot!
Advice for those of you who are in postpartum week 3: The nights are tough. Some of you may dread when night time approaches because of the thought of no sleep. This will NOT last forever, I promise you. Try to soak in these precious moments as much as possible. YOU CAN DO THIS.