I can't believe it's already been 3 months! Blakely is the spunkiest little baby. And Jordan turned SEVEN in January. Y'all. I can't HANDLE how big my "baby" Jordan is getting!! Him and Ali are so good with the baby. Jordan loves her to pieces and says that since she smiles at him all the time, she must have loved him first before anyone else! And Ali has some kind of magic and knows just what to do to calm miss priss down when she's cranky. Not once have either of them showed signs of jealousy or anything. They are so in love with their baby sister!
Miss Blakely loves:
- Looking at the world. She talks to inanimate objects all the time!
- Bath time
- Her family (her favorites are her sister and brother!)
- EATING. This chunky little girl lets you know when it's time to eat, even if it's only been an hour since she last nursed.
- Being held allllll the time
She does not like:
- Her car seat. Unless someone is back there entertaining/feeding her, she'll cry the entire time. The longest trip I've taken with just her was nearly 2 hours. It was not a fun trip!
- Being held by strangers. You may not be a stranger to me, but you are to her!
- Having her diaper changed.
- Sleep. LOL She's getting better but this baby can FIGHT sleep like a pro.
Look at these precious pictures taken by Rustic Images when Blakely was only 3 weeks old:
In other news:
I've started working out again! At 6 weeks postpartum my doctor released me for physical activity and I went home and ran a one mile test run to see how it felt. It wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. I was able to do the whole mile without stopping even though it was pretty slow. I was happy about it!
Since then I've been doing random at-home workouts with my beautiful Rogue equipment that my husband bought me for my birthday back in October (when I couldn't play with it much!). I only workout baby 3-4 days a week. I usually get home a little before 6, so I miss out on the 5:30 class at the gym everyday. By then the sun is going down, I need to pump or nurse, and the baby is cranky and ONLY WANTS MOM. lol But sometimes I just go outside and workout anyway because I need it for my mental health! My workouts usually don't last more than 20 minutes.
My shoulder has improved a little bit. I can finally do pullups and push presses again with a barbell. I'm totally worthless when it comes to dumbells. I struggle pushing up FIVE POUNDS overhead with my right arm. I still can't back squat more than 45 pounds, the weight of the bar and the angle at which I have to hold my arm hurts realllly bad. I think eventually I'll get there but it's going to take a lot of work (I'm good a that) and patience (I'm bad at that).
So far, I've lost about 30 pounds, so 10 more to go before I am back at pre-baby weight. I really don't care if I get down to that or not... 5 more is my goal but I'm not stressing over it. As long as I can workout again like I want to, I don't really care!
Sleep: I get maybe a total of 5-6 hours of sleep on good nights, 3-4 on the rough nights. Blakely usually wakes up to nurse every 2 hours. On good nights she'll eat and go back to sleep, on bad nights she eats, fusses, eats, fusses, sleeps maybe 30 minutes, fusses, etc. Those are the times I'm lucky to get an hour stretch of sleep!
Nutrition: Blakely helps quite a bit to ensure I don't eat too terrible. Since I'm nursing, there are foods I have to avoid to keep her from being too gassy (and CRANKY). I can't eat:
Doritos (but Tostitos are okay... lol)
Peanut butter (Sad)
Anything with garlic
Certain types of veggies
Those are the things I'm certain upset her... I try not to add anything new to my diet EVER because it's too risky! LOL
Basically I eat the same things day in and day out: coffee, dry waffles, granola bars, crackers, sandwiches, white rice, chicken... It's a very bland diet but I'd rather eat this way and get a little more sleep at night!