Friday, February 10, 2012

6 Weeks- All Clear

Today my baby boy is 6 weeks old! Holy God where is the time going?!

Six weeks marks a few things-

1. The end of my maternity leave next week- which I can't even talk about right now without tearing up.

2. My 6 week post partum checkup which went well. The doctor gave me the all clear to work out again and to do other "stuff" which made Kristian very happy even though my doctor told me I should mess with him and tell him that I still wasn't allowed to have any "mommy and daddy time" for another few weeks. He even wrote me a prescription to give to Kristian.

Yeah my doctor is pretty awesome and has a great sense of humor.

So now I can work on losing those last 12 pounds to get back to my pre-baby weight. I dropped about 25 pounds with no problem but now have seemed to held steady with this last little bit left to lost. I think the problem is that my appetite which I lost during pregnancy (still not sure how I gained 37 pounds) as well as no longer having the food aversions I had (I can actually eat chicken again without wanting to vomit) has made it harder to lose those last few pounds. Plus breastfeeding makes me SO hungry all the time. Hopefully if I actually start working out a bit that will help.

As for my little chunky monkey Hunter, he's doing great. Still eating like a champ. We haven't weighed him but I guarantee he's over 10 pounds by now. He's sleeping better for the most part but still has his bad nights where he just wants to eat every hour. He's awake more during the day and very alert with constant cooing and gurgling sounds. And he smiles A LOT! I don't care how sleep deprived I am when I see his little grin every morning I immediately forget how tired I am.

Here are some recent pictures:

This is the onesie I gave to Kristian when I told him I was pregnant. It's amazing we actually have a little person now that can wear it. 

Smiling at the fact that he had kept mommy and daddy awake the night before.

Who could resist that smile? 

My favorite part of the day, napping with my little dude.


Kristen at First Name Smith said...

he just melts my heart! I miss him and you!

april said...

Aw, love all those smiles. Laura took forever to smile and she was very stingy with them.

I lost all my weight breastfeeding, but I've gained back about 3-5 since then. It's just in different places which I don't like. Before I held most of it in my arms and face and now most of it's in my tummy which I hate. I also hate working out so it's a battle to see which I hate more.

The Presutti's said...

So glad to hear you are doing well and your little one is too adorable :)

AmyJean {Relentless Bride / Fry, The Baby} said...

yay. so happy your 100% and can get back to doing "stuff" :) Hunter is such a cutie !! Love his smile!

btw, i love nap time makes the challenging moments all worth it!!!

Bonnie-Lynn said...

Wow 6 weeks already. That sucks that you have to go back to work, in canada we have a year of ei before we have to worry about it & we can split that with the father so that he gets some time with the new baby too.

He is adorable, i love the pic of you & him together.

beka said...

Oh my goodness! I am anxious to hear how your return to work goes - I'll be thinking of you.

Your doctor is HYSTERICAL. That is too funny!

Heather said...

LOL, your doctor rocks, and those pictures are so adorable. Your little boy has the cutest smile!

Meg said...

I love your OB's sense of humor...too funny!

I'm glad your check up went well, have fun. ;)

Kristen said...

He is seriously one of the most handsome babies ever. Get him into baby modeling now!!!

Teenage Bride said...

hahahahaha that is TOO funny!

westcoastsoul said...

Aw that's so sad you only get 6 weeks mat leave :( You need to move to Canada, it's a year here!

Nicole-Lynn said...

Love the prescription.. too funny! Loving the last picture!