I’m two weeks late writing this update because I’ve been struggling with what to write. For now, this will be my last postpartum update until 9 months. If something drastically changes before then I will surely check in. I will then most likely write one more post at one year. For now, here is what I can think of:
I will have a full running update this week, but running (and making time for it) is going much better than last month. My legs are getting that runners definition again and I can tell my stomach is firming up as well. Oh yeah… and I need some new socks.
You can thank me later for that picture.
I’m about 5 pounds below my pre-pregnancy weight right now. I think the last two pounds melted away since I haven’t had any chocolate in the house for… awhile. I made flourless peanut butter cookies tonight to try fill that sweet craving and it’s just not the same! I’m pretty excited for our grocery trip store this weekend!
Now that I touched briefly on my running and my weight, I want to talk about self comparison. It’s an interesting thing thinking about all my pre-pregnancy this or thats. In one thought I long to be running faster, and in another thought I’m just stoked and proud that I’ve made this much progress at all. In one thought I’m glad I’m less than my pre-pregnancy weight, and in another thought I know that my body still isn’t as firm. I generally am not hung up in the self comparison trap but sometimes those little thoughts creep into my brain. I don’t think there is anything wrong with that… I just give myself a little pep talk when it happens.
I got my hair cut and bought my first pair of colored skinny jeans. My confidence is pretty good ;).
After two months of Xander being sans nipple shield, I finally threw that thing away! I was organizing the kitchen tonight and it was just time. Feeling a little sad, but mostly just ecstatic that Xander and I were able to work through the nipple shield phase and learned to have a great relationship with breastfeeding without it.
That’s it folks! Kind of a lackluster postpartum update, huh? See you are 9 months postpartum!
Have you ever found yourself comparing to your old self? What was the situation?