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Current weight: 137 (I started out pre-pregnancy at 122 (or so) and got up to 162 at my highest // This is basically where I start to plateau for a bit. For whatever reason my body likes to keep the 10-15 lbs while I am nursing and once I stop, it all drops off. I bet that I will hover around 132-135 for the rest of the time I am nursing.
How I feel physically: Pretty damn good! I have my follow-up OB appt. on Monday and after I am in the clear (just need to discuss my bladder issue), I cannot wait to get back into jogging and lifting! I am so excited to start up my gym classes again!
How I feel emotionally: Great! I think this is honestly the best I have felt (emotionally) with all three kids. I am in high spirits most of the time. The only time I get a bit down is when I get little to ZERO sleep and I wake up a total wreck. But, it’s been great! To be honest, I believe that music plays a huge part into keeping me calm and I’ve always been big into shutting the world out and just listening to my favorite artists when I feel overwhelmed.
My Spotify playlist is still a work in progress but it contains some of my very favorite songs of all time. You can follow along here!
Exercise: I plan to get back into this upcoming week and I cannot wait! I am actually announcing a VERY fun healthy eating/exercise program that I am starting the first week in October and I hope that you guys will join me if you are postpartum! The program is geared towards postpartum mamas and will have a FB support group as well!
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 🙂 I did recently get a size small (I started out with a medium). My medium was SO tight the first few weeks, but now it’s starting to loosen up so I sized down one! Some of you may like the results with just one size, but I wanted to keep going because the separation in my abdominal wall is pretty bad this third time around!!
Breastfeeding update: We are still feeding on demand. Miles is a champ and we are doing so well in this department! I did have a few mothers email me and tell me about a miracle product that I wanted to share with you! If you are experiencing very sore and raw nipples, moms have been swearing by these silver nipple cups!! Apparently they heal your nipples super fast and it’s an amazing product! Just a little tip 😉 I wish I knew about these with my other two! I had lacerations in my nipples that would bleed constantly and the pain when they were latching was out of this world!
Miles’ current weight & progress: Over 13 pounds! He’s clearly trying to win world’s largest baby 😉
Favorite postpartum clothing item: Cardigans. All the cardigans! Here are a few of my current favorites and I am working on putting together a cumulative blog post featuring the best for the fall and winter season!
Love the fit of this one and it’s so soft and cozy!
I also just discovered Bao Bei Maternity, and they have these compression leggings that come all the way up to your bra line (so perfect for nursing when you bring your shirt up) and they are so tight and AMAZING. It feels like they suck everything in and they look great on too! I will show you in my Instagram stories sometime this upcoming week! They also gave me a coupon code in case you are interested in trying them out 🙂
COUPON CODE: LYNZY for $20 off any pre or post natal leggings EXPIRES Oct. 7th
Favorite postpartum item (general): I love the glider that we have! We have tried a few different gliders in the past and this one is definitely the best for nursing!
Favorite baby item currently: These muslin burp cloths. I love the shape of them because they just drape right over your shoulder! I ordered them about 2 weeks ago and I just rotate 4 of them and that has been more than enough!
We recently tried out the Happiest baby bassinet and at first I wasn’t that impressed because it didn’t keep Miles asleep any longer than usual, but yesterday he was SO fussy and tired that I wanted to try it out while he was awake and upset to see how it worked when it came to calming a fussy baby…
*there is a special swaddle that baby wears when using this bassinet since it rocks. I had just placed Miles down her for a quick moment so that I could shower but I didn’t have the bassinet on because he wasn’t in the swaddle 🙂
YOU GUYS. Within 30 seconds, he was asleep! It’s still in my IG stories if you want to see for yourself! I am going to continue using it and update you along the way. I know that the bassinet is a HUGE investment and you want to know if it is worth the money or not, so I will keep you updated!
How the girls are adjusting: Very well now. Both girls LOVE helping me whenever they can and Olivia is getting better about having less time with me right now and I can’t wait to be able to give them more attention again!
Advice for those of you who are in postpartum week 5-6: Don’t be discouraged if all your weight isn’t just falling off. Your body knows what it needs to do, just be patient with it 🙂