Sunday, June 22, 2008

Who Knew

a year ago:
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1 week ago:
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I am not sure if these photo's even do this justice. I am down 60+ lbs from last yr. I read that pregnancy is good for p.co.s but never really related or figured that it was just rumored. But WOW, I am wearing about 4 sizes smaller than when I got pregnant. I am in shock. I weighed 25 lbs less coming home from the hospital then when entering for delivery.

Things are still going well, I am so grateful for my husband who helps out SO much. He is just loving being home and able to tend to us. I even managed to get out and run a few errands yesterday with my mom and aunt while he watched the baby. (well I say errands, We went to the baby mega store for a few items and then to the mall for a quick trip to get me a new outfit to wear to a party in a few weeks and the grocery store)

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To answer more questions:

I have found these pads to be thin enough to annoy me less and really absorbent.

The bleeding has not been as bad these past few days (even on a blood thinner)

Pumping is still going. I am trying to pump every 5 ish hours.

I am writing all diaper changes and feeding times/amounts in a little spiral notebook to see if we can predict a pattern. It also helps my husband and I figure out when each fed him last because we are taking sleeping shifts still. It seems we have managed (for the most part) to switch, accommodate, or adjust to his day/night confusion.

My husband is a night owl, I am not. I can get by on a few hours of sleep, He must have atleast 8. I get my night pump in and go to bed, he does the midnight shift and I take over anywhere around 4-6 am (if A is awake). A does eat about every 2.5-4 hours. My dad claims he is much like a seagull and it is remotely close. (pooping, eating , sleeping) Although, I have noticed that he is staying awake more than before.

I think all in all - so far so good. I will admit, I have googled a few "how to's and when to's" while trying to figure out how to care for a baby. There are just some things that I need help with and I wish there was a clear answer.

24 comments:

sara said...

You look great! And I'll have to remember the pad info, it's good to know, good to know. I have to smile about the googling how to. I have already started and I'm only 16 weeks because there are so many things I don't know how to do. I'm glad you're doing well!

Hilary (The Trying Game) said...

You are one hot mama lady!!!

I am following your blog more closely than ever for tips and advice for when our little one comes.

Keep these great posts coming!

waitinginline said...

YOU LOOK WONDERFUL!!!!!!! I am so happy for you with how much weight you've lost. I know you have to be excited!

So it's true that they don't come with manuals (babies)? Damnit! ;-)

VHMPrincess said...

What a difference! You look great!

Also -for tracking the baby, have you looked at Trixie Tracker (online tool)? you can track feeds, changes and sleeping. It does trending too to help you figure out patterns, etc.

I used it for my 2 youngest and LOVED it (I was a beta tester).

Adriane said...

You look FABULOUS! That is just amazing. I didn't know that about PCOS and pregnancy - good info. 25 lbs less than entering for delivery? That is nuts!

So glad things are going well. You sound in great spirits!

My Reality said...

You look AMAZING!!!

docgrumbles said...

Wow - you are the second person I "know" who reports significant bodily improvement after pregnancy. If people ever ask where it all went, point to your adorable Mini Vann!

seussgirl said...

Awesome! So happy for you! I certainly don't know everything, but you're welcome to e-mail me, and at least maybe we can commiserate on what we don't know!
seussgirl at gmail dot com
You look great! Enjoy the new clothes for the party. ;)

Nurse Lochia said...

You look absolutely fabulous! And the recent pics of you baby are very cute. Sounds like you guys are doing well!

Geohde said...

Wow Farah,

You should be really proud of yourself with the wieght loss. That's phenomenal,

J

BrownEyedGirl said...

You look fantastic Hun!!!

Sounds like you're getting it all down to a science for sure!!!

Jen said...

Wow! You are looking great!

jayleigh said...

Dang, Hottie! Look at you!

gracechild said...

girl, you are looking mighty fine. I like. I hear babies are pretty tough & forgiving so don't stress out about not getting some stuff absolutely perfect the first time around. :)

Cece said...

Looking good, hot stuff!

Polka Dot said...

wow! What a difference! I know you have to feel better and you look great!

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

You look fantastic! Wow. So glad to hear that things are going well.
You sound like you're doing a great job and being a wonderful mommy! It's so exciting! :)

Kathy V said...

Farah, you look fabulous. Great job. Those pictures are great and I am glad pregnancy helped you achieve more than just a baby. Keep up the great work.

Cibele said...

You look fantastic.

Marcy "meg" said...

That is so great on the weight loss! Very impressive!!!!

I will be googling for answers too I am sure :)

Barb said...

Wow! You look hot! :)

Sugar&Ice said...

Oh wow! You look great!!

bethkyle said...

That is awesome! I am hoping it happens for me too!

becoming-mom said...

You look amazing!