Wednesday, January 6, 2010

12 Weeks Post Partum

Today my little girl is 12 weeks old.  I feel like time has passed me by so quickly. 

The first month was all one big day.  Feeding every 3 hours and healing from my C-Section.  Trying to sleep and having both my mom and my mother in law watching Naomi so I could get 4-5 hour naps during the day.  I will always be grateful for that.  Pretty sure that's how I kept my sanity.

The second month was much better.  We had a predictable eating/wake/sleep schedule and it was at 6 weeks that she started to sleep for 6 hour stretches.  Then at 7 weeks it turned into 6-8 and has since stayed.  It was when she was in her 8th week she got sick (and is just barely about over it.  Two more days of antibiotics) and it has put us in a bit of a stand still on progress. 

Not just her progress, but mine too.  She was very needy and finding time to exercise was pretty much non existent.  And I've felt 100% fine to exercise since 5 weeks post partum. 

I'm much more motivated now to exercise and finish loosing the weight than I was 2 weeks ago.  Maybe it's the new year.  Maybe it's because there is only 6 months to the half marathon I'm really hoping to run and it's been just over 4 months since I've exercised.  Which means I'm super super out of shape.  And running today proved that.

I lost another pound so I'm at 115 (remember - fake numbers).  15 pounds to lose till I'm at my pre pregnancy weight (and wearing my skinny clothes again).

Here are some visuals.

This first one was taken just 4 days after I found out I was pregnant.  I was 5 weeks and weighed 100 lbs (I wish).


Annnd today.  At 115.  It tried to wear the same clothes.  I am wearing the same pants and the same shirt except it has three quarter length sleeves and is green.  But the size and brand/style is the same.



I'll probably post other pre pregnancy pictures.  They are highly motivating.  And it's so funny how I used to wish I was smaller and now I am trying so very hard to get back to that point. 

p.s. I totally think I look 15 weeks pregnant in these pictures.

12 comments:

Michelle said...

I kind of hate you right now. lol. You look great!!!

Wendyburd1 said...

Wow are you kidding me Whit? You do NOT look like you gave birth 12 weeks ago!! You have done AMAZING!!

P.S. I think you still have my old blog address on your blog reader, because it says my last post was 5 months ago and I want to hear from you still!!

Nana said...

Whitney, you look really good! Skinny in fact, your doing great. :)

Ty and Jenny Robbins said...

Way to keep yourself motivated and work toward your goals. It is funny how we don't appreciate what we had until it's far away. (Like weight) I used to always want to be as skinny as you were pre-pregnancy. Now that "marriage" and put some pounds on me, I would love to get back to the weight I used to be. Haha. Oh dear. The never-ending, never-satisfied cycle of life....and weight.

Kristen said...

I think you are just trying to make us jealous. I wish I looked that great after my babies and felt like exercising! Seriously, you look really good Whitney. I am jealous!

Lena Gilbert said...

hmmm..yea. Lucy will be a year next month and I'm still trying to get back to the prepregnancy tummy. I think it was easier after having just one.

Lena Gilbert said...

hmmm..yea. Lucy will be a year next month and I'm still trying to get back to the prepregnancy tummy. I think it was easier after having just one.

Lena Gilbert said...

hmmm..yea. Lucy will be a year next month and I'm still trying to get back to the prepregnancy tummy. I think it was easier after having just one.

Lena Gilbert said...

hmmm..yea. Lucy will be a year next month and I'm still trying to get back to the prepregnancy tummy. I think it was easier after having just one.

Lena Gilbert said...

hmmm..yea. Lucy will be a year next month and I'm still trying to get back to the prepregnancy tummy. I think it was easier after having just one.

Lena Gilbert said...

hmmm..yea. Lucy will be a year next month and I'm still trying to get back to the prepregnancy tummy. I think it was easier after having just one.

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

Pah!!! Whatever, you look AWESOME!!!! Trade me bodies, I look full term and my "baby" is 3, haha!