It’s amazing how the days just fly by now, and I’m really not doing much except caring for The Babe. The breast feeding thing officially didn’t work… Madelynn is a “lazy sucker”, according to the lactation consultant. She wasn’t gaining weight appropriately, so the Pediatrition had me start supplementing her with forumla in a bottle after every feeding. Well, she now does not want the boob at all, so I’m committed to feeding her, and then pumping after each feeding.
This sucks, as it makes breast feeding double the work, and much less rewarding (so much for that infamous bond I heard about. I get to bond with my Medela double pump). I’m bummed about it, but the good news is that she is now gaining weight, and I guess I should be happy about that.
I went to my OB doctor yesterday for an incision check. Luckly, it is healing nicely. I now no longer have stair or driving restrictions, and can now lift the car carrier with the baby in it, so things are looking up. I also got clearance to start swimming again in 2 weeks, which has me excited. I now just have to determine what to do with The Babe while I’m swimming. I may have to go at the crack of dawn while she and her father are sleeping, but I guess that’d be OK, because I can sleep during the day.
My Mom left today, after staying for 10 days. She was a huge help, cooking and cleaning like a mad woman. She spoiled the heck out of my hubby, as I hope he doesn’t now expect me to make him breakfasts, lunches and dinners every day!!!
I’ve lost 24 pounds since the birth, but still have 14 to go. Now that Mom is gone, and there won’t be any more cookies or home made goodies around here, perhaps I can get to work on that remaining weight. I’m sad to say I have a lovely looking “man gut”, as I refer to it, with skin hanging over my incision. The doc said that the only thing that will make it go away is cardio, and in another month, intense ab work. Ugha.
We’ve had a storm in the area for the past two days, meaning I haven’t been able to get in my daily walk… I’ve been told not to expose The Babe to cold air, and I guess since it’s snowing, that would classify it as cold air outside. It’s driving me nutty not being able to go outside and exercise a bit, even if it is just walking.
Well, I’d better get back to my Motherly duties. I should have more time to update tomorrow, depending on Madelynn’s mood.