Sunday, September 1, 2013

He's Here!

Hello my lovely readers! Finally, I can announce that my baby boy has arrived. Our little man was born Thursday, August 29th and we couldn't be more in love. He's perfection!

I had a healthy labor and delivery, and yes, I had that epidural! Best. Stuff. Ever. I thought I worked out before, delivering a sweet bundle of joy was one of the hardest things I have ever done. However, I can also say that it was the  most rewarding thing I have ever done. I delivered a baby- I can take on the world now!

Right now we are happy at home figuring out how to be a family of three. So far we are doing well. I'm taking it easy. With that said I'm sure my posts will be a little lacking for the next couple of weeks. I have 6 weeks to heal after all, so no working out until I get the all clear. Also, I'll be busy trying to keep a tiny human alive and happy. I'll try to update here and there; especially if I have to share something that is either too cute or hilarious not to. Already our little boy has made us laugh and he's not even 4 days old.

I do have a weight update! Once my doctor saw that I gained 10 lbs he wanted me to get with it and either lose it or stop gaining. I wanted to lose because I knew it would make my life easier for baby and me as far as delivery and healing was concerned. I worked very hard not to give in to every pregnancy craving that popped into my head. I made sure to plan, shop and cook most of our dinners so that they were the healthiest options for me, hubs and baby boy. Was it hard to do? Yes! Especially once I hit the  30 weeks pregnant mark. This Florida heat is no joke when you are pregnant.

The end result of this hard was that I weighed in at 241 lbs on August 28th. I worked SO HARD for that. It was only a 5 lb or 6 lb weight gain in the end for 41 weeks of pregnancy. I went on the scale today, just curious. I now weigh 230 lbs. THAT'S 11 lbs gone! That was all pregnancy anatomy and baby (who weighed in at 8 lbs 3 oz). Right now I weigh less than my pre-pregnancy weight. This little bit of good news is what is keeping me going so that I can get out of bed and walk, even when it hurts. I'm proud!

So there it is. He's finally here and I intend to savor every moment with my little man. I hope you stay tuned because life has just become more interesting.

Hugs and love,

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