Hey Everyone! How’s life treating ya?
I’m doing well over here. Slowly getting used to my new life as a mommy. Baby’s fine, eating, sleeping and, well, doing baby stuff, but most of all growing. We already took him on quite a few walks, which he loves as long as he’s in the wrap! He’s also starting to grab and hold on to things, for example a finger, my shirt or my hair, and he also flashes an occasional smile. But his favourite activity so far is snuggling!
I’m recovering really well from my c-section and I hope to get some yoga into my life soon again. I’m already looking forward to mom & baby yoga and I hope our little man likes it!
Life is good these days. Just hanging out at home, taking care of our baby, and trying to rest in between. I had to finish an essay the first week we brought him home – believe me, studying with a newborn is tough. I’m glad I’m taking this semester off, and then I only have a few more courses until I finish my degree, hopefully by next Spring, when he’s a few months old. Forget the 2011 goals (I was planning on graduating by December…), which I posted in January.
This might be too much information, so feel free to skip the next two paragraphs, but nursing in public still feels a bit awkward. I guess I have to get used to it though, as I will not be locking myself up at home for the next year or so.
Speaking of breastfeeding - I think I now have more cravings than when I was pregnant!!! I crave milk like crazy and I’m a non-dairy kind of girl. I was never a milk person, all my life and now suddenly I can’t get enough. Cookies are a close second, followed by oatmeal and cereal. And veggies! Most of our food in the past few weeks was either hospital-cafeteria-style food (I had to stay for 7 days, because of baby’s low birth weight), or straight from the freezer sodium-bombs, like lasagna, pizza and burritos.
You cannot imagine what a happy camper I was, when we went to Whole Foods, every time we had a doctor’s or midwife appointment in the last week. Salad bar, I really like you! Would you like to move in with me?
I just have to share the first meal I made, more than a week after coming home from the hospital:
Yes, that clock reads 11:49… that’s when I eat breakfast nowadays, if I don’t forget it altogether…
Did any of you mommies out there also experience post-pregnancy cravings? I’m guessing it’s because a breastfeeding body has different nutritional needs than before, but why do I crave so much sweets lately?
See you soon,