Friday, April 11, 2014

Due Date

Today is Campbell's due date! The little nugget arrived a tiny bit early at 37 weeks and 5 days. I always had a feeling he would come early but I thought it would be more like week 38 instead of 37. I'm glad he decided to make his debut when he did because I sure was anxious to meet him!
I had so much fun doing my bumpdates every Friday. I love looking back and reading them. Every Friday (sometimes Thursdays) I had Scott take a bump pic of me. I always knew that in the end, I would want to do a little collage to show my progression. The 16 week bump pic will always stand out to me because I remember being so frustrated that I didn't have a bump to show yet! A week later it finally started to pop out.
I have to admit that sometimes I miss my bump! At first I was scared of getting one. I wasn't sure what to expect and I was worried I would hate it but I ended up loving it!
Since I spent so many weeks blogging about my bump and the changes I went through every week during my pregnancy, I thought I'd share a little bit about myself postpartum.

How I'm Feeling: I feel better every day. Recovery has been hard! Way harder than I thought it would be. I try to take it easy as often as I can but some days I still have to take medicine for the pain.

Weight Loss: I ended up gaining 19 pounds with Campbell. The first morning I was home from the hospital (2 days post delivery) I was curious to see how much weight I had lost so I hopped on the scale and was negative 11 pounds. I weighed again one week post delivery and was down 17 pounds. Now I'm half a pound shy of my pre-pregnancy weight. Those first 17 fell off super fast but now it's slowed down a lot. I wasn't at my ideal weight when I first found out I was pregnant so I'd still like to lose quite a few more pounds before I'm satisfied. Maybe 7 or so.

Clothes: I'm back in my pre-pregnancy jeans! I pulled them out on Monday to see if they would fit and they slipped right on. It feels good to get them back!

Changes in Me: I may be back (basically) to my pre-pregnancy weight but my body looks nothing like it did before. My tummy is fairly flat but it is so soft and has zero muscle tone to it. I was so disturbed by my stomach the first few days after delivery but every day it got significantly smaller. I'm really looking forward to getting back to the gym. I could definitely use some pilates classes before swimsuit season gets here.

My Thoughts On It All: I loved, loved being pregnant. The entire experience was so amazing to me. I miss feeling Campbell kicking and I miss my bump! I also loved labor and delivery. It was such an incredible day! I'm lucky because L&D went so smoothly (and quickly) for me which I feel like I deserved since I had such a rough pregnancy!!! I definitely look forward to, and hope that I'm blessed with, being able to experience pregnancy again. Until next time....

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