Motherhood Monday

Motherhood Monday :: Seeing things clearly

Blog? What is that? It has been a minute since I have written a post, let alone visited my blog. A new baby changes things. Lack of sleep, breastfeeding, diapers, taking care of 2 other children, household needs and just LIFE!

Today my newborn is 5 weeks and I am actually starting to see things more clearly. This past weekend, was my first actual event outing since giving birth and I was able to take the baby. Now don’t get me wrong, I have been out of the house but that has been mainly grocery store, picking up my children from school and doctor visits.

I finally feel like I am getting my mojo back even though I still haven’t slept more than 4 hours at a time since he was born. I am looking forward to a good night sleep one day!

This picture was taken by 5 year old daughter on Saturday afternoon. I know it’s fuzzy, but she did her best. And that’s where I thought of the post – seeing things clearly.
Weight update: I am down 32 pounds since giving birth and have 25-28ish more to go to get back to my pre-baby size. I have really just been drinking alot of water (with Lemon & Lime), eating healthy and breastfeeding. I started walking last week. And I go for my 6 week check up next week. Once I get clearance, Zumba here I come. I am too small for my maternity clothes (they are falling off) but to big for my regular clothes! So, I am still wearing my maternity clothes – looking crazy!!
How long did it take you to see things clearly or get to ” A New Normal”?



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  • kita
    March 18, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    We missed you and the baby is growing fast. When I had my son I was young under 25 and I was full of energy. I had help and I did not burn out at all. I was living the high life…things changed when I had my daughter I had no help at all and I felt it. Good luck on the lbs I didn’t gain until I had my second.

  • Suzanne
    March 18, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    I had our son 8 weeks ago & I am just (in the last week or two) beginning to feel “normal” again. At my 6-week checkup, I had lost 24 of the 34 pounds I gained during pregnancy. That was without any exercise, so now I’m working on the rest. I am small because of my genes, but I am so out of shape! Lol It takes time to bounce back, but my little guy is more than worth it! 🙂 Congrats on your new bundle!

  • A Haute Mommy
    March 18, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    My son will be 3 weeks tomorrow. I still don’t see clearly. I’m sure it will take me a while to get back to the old me but right now I’m just enjoying giving him my all. I have lost some weight. How much I’m not sure because I’m not ready to step on the scale. Breastfeeding is helping me lose weight because I’m doing absolutely nothing to try to lose any but clearly the lbs are dropping.

  • Linda Edwards
    March 19, 2013 at 1:13 am

    Congratulations on the baby and the weight loss! Go You!

  • Mimi
    March 19, 2013 at 3:29 am

    It will come. I was so overwhelmed when I went from one to two. I finally found my stride about 3 months in and I was off and running!

  • Marie Young
    March 19, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    Girl, my son is 3 months and I still have 20 lbs to go. Congrats on your babies safe delivery!!!

  • Lindsey Paris
    March 20, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    5 weeks already? I am so proud of you – you’re doing everything right! I still have 5 hanger-on pounds, and it took 8 months for Red to sleep through the night, but our new “normal” arrived when Red was about 4months old. He went through that “wakeful” period and it was shocking how long he could stay awake and observe his surroundings!

  • Katherine Phillips
    March 22, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    Sounds Like You Are Off To A Great Start On Your Weight Loss Journey. You Look Great!! I’m So Glad You’re Back.