Time for my weekly update! Today is officially baby girl’s due date! Here’s my 40 week “bump”.
That’s right, baby girl came before her due date! I was quite surprised, but with the way I felt last weekend, I know now that she was ready (and so was I!).
Here’s what my week looked like
Sunday: I felt huge, but not yucky like I did on Saturday, so I was able to do a 30 minute bike ride on my trainer. That’s all I could stand though.
Monday: My belly was just really uncomfortable, so instead of swimming, I went for a 2 mile walk with Durango. I felt great the rest of the day and worked all day long, but did mention to my boss that I didn’t think I’d make it through the week. Turns out I was right, because Monday night, I went into labor!
Tuesday: Baby girl was born early in the morning! She is SO precious! We named her Zoe.
Wednesday: hospital all day. My main focus was recovering and figuring out how to keep a baby alive.
Thursday: We were discharged early in the morning, and spent the rest of the day at home figuring out how to live without constant help from nurses!
Friday: I finally started to feel more like myself, and was a bit ambitious, so the hubs, dogs, Zoe, and I all went for a short 3/4 mile walk! At a verrrrrry slow pace.
We also had her first pediatrician appointment on Friday, and she passed with flying colors!
Saturday: I felt almost completely back to my normal self and even lived most of the day OUTSIDE the bedroom walls
Weight loss: I’m down 12.4 pounds since delivering my baby. My total weight gain for the pregnancy was 23 pounds, so I’m “up” 10.6 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight.
Recovery: Like I said, I’m feeling pretty good which is awesome! I’m trying not to over-do it though. Pretty much I have one standing up “chore” I’m giving myself per day. For instance, Friday I did one load of laundry. Saturday, I picked up the dogs’ poop in our backyard. Little things that don’t take much effort for a normal person, but for someone who gave birth 5 days ago, it’s a huge step. Other than that, I’ve pretty much been sitting or laying down throughout the whole day.