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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Bump Update: 2 Weeks Postpartum

We are now past the 2 week mark. Elyse is doing great! We have quite the schedule with her. Feed for 45-60 minutes then she is out for at least 3 hours! And at night, yeah, even better. I am getting anywhere between 4-6 hours straight. It is pretty amazing. She loves to be held and does not like to be put down at all. There is lots of screaming involved if I put her down for a little bit. So we are going back and forth between holding her throughout the day. But she is so dang cute, I can't help but hold her! 

This past week we had her professional newborn pictures taken and family photos. I got to proof them already and I can't wait to show all of you how amazing they are! They all turned out so great, even with a 2 year old who didn't want to cooperate very well.
Recovery: Recovery has been pretty easy compared to my other 2. I didn't tear so I don't have any stitches to deal with so that has been nice. I want to be done with the postpartum bleeding though. It is a pain. I am feeling pretty good though and have had a desire to exercise, but I know my body and if I push too hard then it makes the bleeding worse. So I just have to wait a little while longer before I get back into exercising. But what an amazing feeling that I actually do want to exercise.

Weight: Pre-pregnancy weight:237.7. Weight morning of birth: 264.8. Current weight this morning: 248.6. I am just 11 pounds away from my pre-pregnancy weight. Which is amazing. But again, I am not concerned too much about my weight. I am still allowing myself to eat off my normal eating since we were having meals brought to us and meals prepared for us. Oh and craving burgers and carbs like crazy! So, I am going to have a rough time when I do go back on track.

I won't be doing these every week. I am going to transition to every month after this post so that I can write about both Elyse and my postpartum journey. Which I will be sharing more of here! Be sure to check back often to keep up with everything that is going on! 

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