Mama’s Getting Her Groove Back

Oh hello there! It has been a hot minute since I last posted anything.

I guess you could say I have been a little busy. πŸ˜‰ We’re 2 months into this whole parenting adventure and I must say while at times it’s messy, it is pretty darn incredible.

I mean, look at her….

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Gah, so crazy in love with this cutie! How could you not be? πŸ˜‰

Since we’re 2 months in, I’ve decided that it is time for be to get back on track with Weight Watchers. It’s amazing what 9 months off plan can do to you. While I’m amazed with my body and what it created, I’m more than ready to start losing much of the weight I gained.

It wasn’t easy to come to this decision as I have read in several places that losing weight and exercise can tank your milk supply if you are breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is a total challenge for us (that’s another post for another day) with my supply already being super low. (And yes, you name it, I’ve tried it.) I wasn’t sure if I wanted to risk it dropping even more.

Then I thought about what was really important in Mayla’s life. Would she rather have breastmilk or have a mama who is happy and healthy. I mean, she really can’t communicate what she wants, so I’m going answer for her. I’m assuming she wants a mama who is happy and healthy. Besides, she really doesn’t care what she is being fed as long as someone feeds her. Isn’t that how we all are? πŸ˜‰

So, for the past few weeks I have been following the Weight Watchers SmartPoints plan and have just begun to incorporate exercise again. It hasn’t been easy, but I’m really glad to be working on getting my groove back. Although that groove now is WAY different than before Mayla was born.

I’m learning how to meet my body where it is right now. Trying to remember that it isn’t the same as it was when I was 155 pounds and fit. Things have changed and I’m learning to find a new normal in all areas of our lives.

It’s a process and I’m more than happy to be figuring it all out. πŸ™‚

What’s new in your world?

Welcome to the World

Almost two weeks ago, the most precious little girl entered our lives.

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Mayla Louise was born on June 30th at 9:48pm. She was 19 inches long and weighed 6lbs 15oz.

She is the best wedding anniversary present Mr. B and I could have asked for! πŸ™‚

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Bump Update: Week 36

Bump Update: Week 36

How far along? We will officially be 37 weeks tomorrow. I think time has flown by up until this last week. Now I feel like it is taking forever.

Maternity clothes? Anything that doesn’t include pants is my current preference. Unless they’re yoga pants, I’ll never be sick of those. The skirt in the above picture has gotten a ton of use lately. So comfortable!

Sleep? Well, it is currently 4:00am as I’m writing this blog post. So, today sleep isn’t the best. I’ve actually been sleeping pretty well and often. Naps are glorious!

Best moment this week? We had our last childbirth class on Sunday! We passed and they’re going to let us leave the hospital with our baby! πŸ˜‰ While it wasn’t the most fun to attend class on a Sunday afternoon, I’m really glad we did. All the little tips and tricks we learned on how to cope with labor will really be useful when the time comes!

Symptoms? I’m currently never cool enough. I have the air conditioning pretty much on full blast wherever I may be. I’m also tired often and find it hard to get comfortable with this bump in front.

Food cravings? I cannot get enough smoothies lately! I think I’ve had one for breakfast every day the last 2-3 weeks. My favorite combo lately is almond milk, oatmeal, banana, cinnamon, & vanilla protein powder. So tasty! Also, I love anything sweet. Ice cream….popsicles….candy…..I’m not too picky.

Food aversions? None that I can think of. I haven’t had too many of those throughout my pregnancy.

Gender? Still hoping she comes out a girl! πŸ˜‰

Labor signs? I’ve had a couple of Braxton Hicks contractions, but not too bad.

What I miss? I’m currently missing being able to move as easily as I used to. I miss not being sweaty over nothing as well. Oh and sushi….I want a spicy tuna roll SO BAD!

What I’m looking forward to? Besides seeing her for the first time, I’m excited for our couple’s shower tomorrow! I’m also excited to be done with work for a bit.

I cannot believe we are in the final weeks of pregnancy! It seems like we just announced it to the world and now we’re putting the final touches on her nursery. Which I cannot wait to show you guys! Speaking of that, I think I’ll go work on finishing her quilt!


What’s new in your world?
Any thing I should be doing these last few weeks of pregnancy?