Well hello there! I have to type as fast my fingers will let me. My little man is sleeping and miraculously I found some time to myself and I thought I should update.
Wow did that first month with little man fly by. He has kept me and the hubby on our toes since arriving and I know it's never going to end from here on out. We are so blessed to have him in our lives. I can't imagine life without him now. My son is perfection.
So what has happened in the last month? I'm teaching again! I'm still sending up prayers of thanks to God for opening that door again. This year I am teaching third grade. It's challenging because I feel like it's such a leap from second grade to third grade - my kiddos aren't so little anymore. They grew up so much over the summer ( I get to teach many of the same kiddos I taught last year since I moved up grades with them). It's going to be a great year.
This last month has also given me a jump start on my weight loss journey. I found my Weight Watchers weigh-in book from last year. My last weigh-in, which just before I found I was expecting, was December 3rd (please don't hold me to it. I've got brain drain from my sweet little man) and I was 241 pounds. That is how much I weighed the day I was induced. Now that I have it all straightened out I can officially say that I did not gain anything during my pregnancy. I thought I lost, but I maintained. My belly was all baby. "How does that jump start your weight loss journey?", you ask. Well here's how!
Within seven days after my delivery I lost about 13 pounds and they just kept melting off. I couldn't believe my eyes when I looked at the scale. By two weeks postpartum I made my 10% Weight Watchers goal and started fitting into pre-pre-pregnancy clothing. I'll be five weeks postpartum on Thursday and my total weight loss is 20.4 pounds. YES!!!
Once my doctor gives me the go ahead to exercise again, which I hope is in the next two weeks, I'm taking my "before" shot and getting back at it with exercise. I'm already planning on playing kickball with my awesome team again this year (oh and team, I promise not to get pregnant during our season!). These are exciting times again. Me- excited about exercise. Who would have thought?
My goal is to get as close to the 100's as possible by Christmas. Onederland here I come!
Phew, this entry is finished and just in time. My baby boy is waking up and...here comes the little scrunched up face that is an indicator for crying. Mom to the rescue!
Hugs and love,