Last Bump Photo, Birth, & Postpartum Week 1

My littlest man was born at 38 weeks, 6 days weighing 6 lbs. 7 ounces.  He is a tiny little peanut but perfect in every way and a champion eater.

 I happened to snag one last bump photo a couple of days before he was born which was good because he came a bit early!  

Last Bump Photo: 38.5 weeks +31 lbs.

My labor was long (18 hours) and hard, but he’s such an amazing baby (just sleeps, eats and snuggles) that I forgave him pretty quickly for making me work so hard to get him out! 😉  I will be doing a postpartum series documenting weight loss; fat loss; and exercise over the next several weeks.  I finished the pregnancy at 158 pounds (for a 31 pound weight gain) and after 1 week I’m 142 pounds.  My body doesn’t really kick into losing weight until a few months after so I don’t expect to lose any pounds for a little bit but I am hoping to start regaining some muscle.  

Once I pass the six week mark, I plan on doing a three month weight training program to help build up my core, upper body and overall body strength.  In addition I’ll be incorporating more cardio to hopefully assist in dropping a few pounds.  My number one priority will be making sure I can continue breastfeeding the little guy, but with my other two babies, I was able to exercise quite intensely and it had no noticeable affect on my milk supply, so I’m hoping that will prove the same this time around as well!

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Pregnancy Update: 36 weeks with baby #3

How Big is Baby:

According to Baby Center, our little guy is about 6ish pounds and 18 inches long.  He is still considered pre-term but if born now, would most likely have very few health problems and typically would only require a very short stay in the hospital.

Weight gain:  I’ve gained 28 pounds so far.  This is the amount I gained total with my 2nd baby so it looks like I’ll be gaining about the same or a little more this time around.  I’m still well within a healthy weight gain range and as long as baby is healthy and well I don’t mind.

Body Changes:  Still getting bigger.  Of course!  At my home visit last week, we found out that little guy was breech!  At this point I’m not TOO concerned, as both of my other babies were also breech at this point and flipped on their own before birth.  That being said, naturally I would definitely prefer a head-down baby for a multitude of reasons (like.. Not wanting a c-section!).  As of writing this post, I THINK baby has flipped but I’ll find out for sure at my next appointment on Monday. Edit: He flipped!

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Pregnancy Update: 31 Weeks with Baby#3

fullsizerender-1It’s been quite a few weeks since I gave a pregnancy update and what and how my exercise has changed as I’ve moved well into the third trimester.

Overall, this third pregnancy has gone more smoothly than my first two despite some life happenings like my two year old breaking his leg TWICE in a space of three months.. Not fun! (He has a condition called Osteogenesis Imperfecta and although he has Type I, which is considered mild, it still means that he can break bones quite easily.)

He currently is 2 weeks into a 5 week stint of being in a spica cast (I’ll post on that later), so life has been interesting to say the least.  There isn’t a lot out there on spica casts and toddlers, so I’ll definitely be doing a post on ways to deal and cope (and diaper care!)… because it’s something I sure would have appreciated!

Thankfully he is a very tough, happy little guy so it hasn’t been as hard as it could be, but it’s definitely not what I would have preferred in the last two months of pregnancy!

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