Saturday, June 2, 2012

40w Update

How far along: Today is my due date!  Or, at least, one of them.  Between my four doctors, I had four due dates: May 27, May 31, June 2, or June 3.  But according to MY calculations, today was the forty week mark.  I have to admit, I’m thrilled to be two weeks post-partum rather than still pregnant at forty weeks.

Total weight gain: I ended up gaining 25 lbs for the entirety of James’ pregnancy.  25 from my starting weight, and (gulp!) 38 from the lowest weight reached during the first tri sickness.  As of today, I only have 2 lbs to lose to be back at the starting weight; so that makes 15 to lose to get back on track with where I was during my Weight Watchers journey at the end of summer last year.  I’m giving myself a few more weeks to regulate my milk supply and to wean off a couple of my meds, and then I plan to sign back up with WW Online.


General disposition:  It’s been an interesting two weeks.  James is an amazing baby, and in the parenting department, I’m feeling pretty good.  We’ve had a few extenuating family issues come up in the past couple weeks, and those have had me anxious and sad, but I’m dealing.  Dr. Gibbs wants me to talk to a counselor; we’ll see.

Sleep:  I’m actually sleeping well enough.  James eats about 11 pm, and then not again until 3ish, and then 7, so not too bad in the middle-of-the-night wakings.  But I have to admit, being up that hour in the middle of the night is no fun, and I feel pretty groggy when I wake up for the day.

Best moment this week: It’s hard to narrow down – it’s been a great week.  I think one of my favorite moments was just this morning, cuddling on the couch with Jim and Erin before he headed out for the day.  The contentedness was so pure.

Movement:  Let’s go with my movement.  My recovery from the c-section has been a BREEZE.  Seriously, hands down, my easiest recovery.  I have yet to actually have any pain from the actual surgery.  I’ve had some cramping the past few days, but Dr. Gibbs said that is actually more from the tubal.  I’ve not had any hemorrhoid issues (thank you, Jesus!!!).  I have some pretty yucky headaches lingering from some complications with my spinal.  But overall?  I feel great!   

Labor Signs/Body Changes of Note:  I’ve already touched on my weight, and how I’m feeling.  My body has yet to really morph back into a shape that fits into pre-pregnancy clothes, but I know that will come.  James is actually nursing – which is a whole new experience! – and my milk came in about day three, so, yeah, there is that change. =)

What I miss:  Not a whole lot!  It’s no secret that things got SO HARD at the end.  I honestly don’t miss being pregnant one bit.  I’m so, so, so happier with James on the outside.

What I am looking forward to:  I’m looking forward to so much….I just want time to slow down a little so I can enjoy this newborn stage as much as possible!

And just to close…here is a picture of the sweet little man at two weeks old, napping away while mommy blogs:

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Brian and Amy Yohe said...

Thanks for more news on James's arrival! Love to all!

Tiffany said...

Yaaayyyy (: for all of the goodness in this post.

Emily said...

He's so cute!

If you need a counselor recommendation, I see a fabulous woman in Sylvania. I can send you her info, if you'd like.