Friday, September 17, 2010

The new bod

So Baby Elliott has had pretty awesome sleep the last 3 nights. 3 nights ago, she had a 5 hour stretch in between her feedings. 2 nights ago she went 8 hours (shocking, I know), then last night she went 5 and 1/2 hours between feedings. Every night, I just tell myself she is going to wake up in 2 hours, but it has definitely been a nice surprise to have her go for longer periods. I hate to get my hopes up that this will become consistent, but I guess only time will tell.

I must admit, I am getting awfully tired of her spitting up on me. It is amazing how much spit-up such a small little body can produce. Sometimes I can anticipate it (she'll give me a warning sign), so I can catch it with my trusty burp cloth. Other times I think we're in the clear, and then she'll spit up all over me. I don't care what the books say, it looks like more than a teaspoon or tablespoon. Of course it mainly happens when I'm nursing her so it gets all over my stomach, bra, shorts, you get the picture. It also tends to happen right after she or I has had a bath, or after I put her in a fresh clean onesie, or when the burp cloth is out of reach (shame on me). The bibs have been helping tremendously, so I am thankful for them.

I digress. So I actually wanted to write a post about body after pregnancy. It has been 6 weeks since Baby E was born and it's easy to start questioning, "When will my body be like it was BEFORE I was pregnant?" Don't get me wrong I have definitely lost weight post baby, but I can fit in only a very few pre-pregnancy clothes but maternity clothes are too big (and I just don't want to wear them anymore), and who wants to buy bigger new clothes...not me. I have been able to start working out *some*, but sometimes it's hard to be consistent because our schedule is so variable.

What do you think? What is a reasonable amount of time to get off your baby weight?


  1. I remember Andy offering me to buy bigger jeans after... i refused! I lost all of 25lbs i gained by three months - and fit into all my pre pregnancy clothes including jeans. I didn't even exercise - too sleepless, too tired.. It's the wonders of nursing - burning whopping 500 calories/day, isn't it amazing?
    You will be wearing everything in no time - you being so fit and active.
    Keep nursing! :)

  2. I agree that things with your body will become a little closer to your normal around 3 months or so. That's when I lost my muffin top and noticed that my pre-preg clothes all fit fine. :) No exercising here either...just daily walks with the family. At this point I'm even down a few pounds from my pre-preg weight. Hang in there, and spend your extra time sleeping and not exercising, my crazy friend!!!

  3. I'm so glad you commented on the post-baby body. It's starting to freak me out a little every single time I go to get dressed and realize that I can't wear anything!

    I'm also hopeful that my little princess will start sleeping longer stretches soon too. We've went back to every 3 hours all day and night, which leaves such short blocks of sleeping time.

  4. I agree with all the above. I started fitting into most of my clothes at 3 months, and I was totally back to "normal/slightly below normal" weight by 6 or 7. And, all I did was pump and walk. It will get there--just be patient and enjoy your sweet little one! The good news is you can still wear skirts and such until it gets colder and that gives you some time to get back to normal in your clothes! Love you friend! Don't stress! : D

  5. People tell me not to worry because it took 9 months to put on and it will take 9 months to take off. I know that seems like a long time, but it makes sense. Olivia is 5 months and I am not in all of my old jeans. Give it time!! I know I'm still frustrated, but it will come off!