Josh and I are both off this weekend. I cannot express how much I LOVE these two-parent weekends! Based on our call schedules, they theoretically occur 42% of the time, but feel more rare than that, perhaps because other things (boards? conferences?) sometimes take up the remaining ones.
Yesterday was even better than usual because we were in a hurry to do . . . NOTHING. Basically, we had zero scheduled events, which meant there was no time pressure at all. We’ve gotten more flexible about A’s bedtime on the weekends (turns out she can hang okay until after 8 as long as she’s had a good nap) and C is just still in that nice portable stage where it doesn’t really matter.
* leisurely breakfast & saturday AM TV time on the couch (yes, it’s a thing now)
* 3 mi family run (Josh pushed the stroller even though I offered to take turns, because he is the best)
* playground time
* whole foods trip (both functional and entertaining for a!)
* SLEEP. I got to sleep in, and Josh took a PM nap. Two rested parents = happy family.
* some indoor play while we waited for a storm that never materialized
Our kids are in a sweet spot for dinners out right now. A is consistently well-behaved at restaurants, as long as she is not overly tired or hungry, and C slept through the entire experience.
I also skipped pumping (living dangerously) and just fed C. It was incredibly refreshing.
On another note, I decided to track my eating in myfitnesspal for a few days, and at the same time stress LESS about where I am right now. I put on an outfit that fit and that I like (see below) and realized that I think it’s my clothes that are distressing to me right now, not my actual body. And some of that, I think, is related to diastasis recti/post-baby changes than it really is due to extra pounds, even if I am carrying a few of those too. That said, I knew that logging for a few days would reveal that I’m eating more than I may have thought, and I would rather be proactive than continue to gain weight in these postpartum months.
SO: new plan is to go out and buy some more clothes while being reasonable and more generally conscious (but not restrictive!) about eating. Plus a little more strength work (not more miles, and not additional hours spent working out). And I will be patient, because these baby days are going to go FAST, and I don’t want to miss another second worrying about these things.
Sounds like a great weekend!
What brand is your bouncy seat? So cute!
Your weekend looks great! It struck me when you wrote how much it changes the weekend when both you and your husband are around! It absolutely does. I am home with my son during the week so I totally look forward to it when my husband is around on the weekends to be together and give me somewhat of a break (though he is a total golf addict so now are dealing with that on the weekends… ugh). When my husband is not around on the weekends, I find it harder (and lonelier) than during the weekdays because it seems like everyone else has so much going on with their family and friends! Anyway, so enjoy this weekend with your family!! You sound very happy in this post. Also, try Lucali for awesome pizza in Miami. So good!!!
You look fabulous! Great start to the weekend too with your family. But I agree, sometimes it’s just being sick of the clothes that you need to wear when BF’ing and running around after the kids that gets you down. Not your actual body.
It’s a long weekend here and I’m on call again. Hoping it will be a (can;t say the Q word…) good one.
Take care and keep on keeping on, you’re an inspiration.
What a wonderful weekend! I feel you on the post baby body stuff. I’ve been flying by the seat of my (still maternity) pants and am ready to focus a little more on getting back to feeling good. I bought a few new clothes appropriate for nursing so they aren’t too tight and am just going to try and focus on eating real foods instead of the brownies and pasta bakes that friends have been dropping off 🙂 If it’s worth anything- you look great to me!
you are soooooo early in the game 🙂 I know you will do wonderfully with your good habits/real food philosophy. i was just getting out of hand with my ‘ahhhh nursing hunger MUST EAT EVERRRRRRRYTHING IN SIGHT AT ALL TIMES’ i think. and thank you!
I like your decisions on how to deal with the body/weight issues. I am still tracking my calories but in no way am I reaching or even trying to reach the insanely low calorie goals, I just want to understand better how/what I eat, and its been eye-opening! You don’t LOOK like you have diastasis in your pics (I perpetually look early 2nd-trimester)
Yay on enjoying the "sweet spot". Who knows, C may continue to be easy and adaptable! And A seems really really good, which will probably last. The only way we can manage a meal out is to hand each kid an iphone for before and after eating.
Thanks for this information. When I will get my baby. I should take this Baby Bjorn with the wooden toy for my baby’s. Now I am coming mom.:)