Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Welcome to my little one! New Years Baby!

Welcome to our precious little girl...She was 7lbs 9 oz at birth and 21 inches.  She was born New Years Eve at 2:09 AM after 24 hours of labor and 10 minutes of pushing.  This picture is the from the day we left the hospital.  She is really a great baby and has taken to breastfeeding well.  We all love her so much.

It's kind of exciting to have had her New Years Eve.  There will always be a party on her birthday!!  It also helps me to start the new year right in a healthy way.  Because I am breastfeeding, I want to make sure I'm eating healthy things so I am able to nourish her little body in a positive way.  I miss working out right now - I'm hoping to get a clearance in early February to begin working out again.  I did work up until just about my due date, although I ate so much that it didn't help much to keep me at a good weight.

So I gained a lot of weight.  In my previous post I talked about how I've given myself a pass because of the stress of pregnancy and my dad dying.  The news got worse right before Christmas, as the chemo was not working and we decided that we would stop that.  The cancer is quite aggressive so they have given him only 6 weeks to 3 months to live. 

So my goal is to be back to my pre-pregnancy (or well, pre fertility drug)  weight by June 1st.  That means about 45 lbs in 6 months, which I know is VERY doable - especially once I am able to exercise more vigorously.

I know I can do it!