Be still my heart. 2 months with my sweet boy, and I couldn’t be more in love... Here is how Baby Gray and I are handling life together and postpartum.
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BABY GRAY | 2 MONTHS UPDATE
WEIGHT: Baby boy continues to nurse like a champ! He’s up to 11 pounds 3 oz, which is 50% on the chart. We’ll take it. He’s starting to get those delicious rolls on his arms and legs and I just want to eat him up.
BREASTFEEDING: If you follow along on Instagram or Facebook, you know that I got hit with mastitis a few weeks ago. Thankfully, I caught it super early (as soon as I felt soreness and body aches) and put a call into my Dr to get on meds as soon as possible. Also, I remembered that I took these while I was breastfeeding Evy, and I started them again. They help things run smoothly, so I don’t get plugged ducts and then mastitis.
We are still nursing every 2-3 hours during the day, and no longer waking him up at night to nurse. If he’s sleepy during the day, it hurts every bone in my body, but I wake him up to nurse him if he’s been sleeping longer than 2.5 hours.
SLEEP: I’m always wary of sharing much about sleep for two reasons: First, it’s still a bit all over the board. One night will be amazing, and the next will be a shit show. Second, anytime I share that he’s had a great night, without fail, the next night will be awful. It’s just baby science.
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POSTPARTUM UPDATE | 2 MONTHS
That robe life. (My robe is from last year, but this one is very similar and on major sale.)
PHYSICAL UPDATE: I feel pretty damn great. Since this pregnancy was so physically challenging, postpartum is, by contrast, much easier. I had my 6 week postpartum appointment and everything is all good. This has definitely been my easiest postpartum recovery. The only thing I can notice is that my joints are still…different. It must be the relaxin – my hips hurt more than normal and I have to be careful while doing certain exercises (leg raises, etc).
WEIGHT LOSS: My weight loss has slowed down considerably since last month, which I know is normal. It’s hard for me not to get caught up in a number on a scale. I know my body is doing what it needs to, especially since I’m still breastfeeding, but it’s not easy for me to feel uncomfortable in my body. This has been the hardest part for me and it takes work to remind myself that it’s OK. It’s OK that I’m not where I want to be. Also, it’s OK that I care about it. It’s OK that I want to get there. It’s just all OK.
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Love following your posts. I’m 3 months postpartum with baby number 3 (first two are boys and third is a girl). I could have written your words myself! Hardest pregnancy, easiest recovery, and so far easiest baby! I started zoloft when our second was 7 months old. I’ve said several times recently that I don’t know if it’s that I know she is our last or the zoloft but I can sit and hold her forever and actually enjoy it. I find it relaxing vs when the boys were babies and I didn’t think I could just sit.
Congrats, momma! Enjoy these baby moments!
Hi Suzanne: I also wanted to say that following your posts has given me some encouragement! I’m 3 months post partum with Baby #3–my oldest is also an Evie! Followed by two boys–my kids are 5 years, 3 years, and then my baby is 3 months! I found your blog during my third trimester when I started struggling with anxiety and depression issues, and I have to say that reading your stories and knowing someone else seems to be feeling the exact same things I am feeling after Baby #3 has given me comfort. I appreciate how open you’ve been about everything–your post partum body image, anxiety, depression, and Zoloft–I have struggled with whether Zoloft is something I should begin (still breastfeeding etc.). Hearing that it has given you some stability gives me hope! Hang in there, Momma. Thank you for sharing your emotions so that other women can not feel so alone during this crazy time in life when babies are so young and we’re all so sleep deprived and crazy and yet still trying to live our best lives.