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!


  1. She's beautiful! Congrats!! And yes - you can do it! :)

  2. Squeal!!!!! So excited for you!! She is beautiful. Congratulations!! Breastfeeding is great for losing weight too. Just beware, you will get hungry as a bear. If you make good food choices, though, the weight will roll right off. Good luck and best wishes!

  3. She is adorable!!!! I also have New Years Eve babies and you're's always party all day. :)

    I know you'll do great with losing that baby weight..I guess I'd better get a move on.

    You're family is still in my prayers regarding your dad.

    Thanks for stopping by and for the compliment. It was good to hear from you. :)

  4. So excited for you! She is wonderful!

  5. Congrats to all of you. She is adorable. Take good care of yourself--you're a busy lady!