I'm about 10 lbs pre-preg weight for the most recent pregnancy, but still have about 10 more to drop to get to pre-Emma weight. I literally typed that one-handed while stuffing a Cadbury Egg in my face. Damn you Easter candy.
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Hmm, I lost weight quickly then stalled. Was 30 pounds below pre-pregnancy weight by around 3.5 months (Christmas-ish) and have just stayed there since. I've been attributing it to a combination of less exercise with the icky weather and less than great food choices, but now that it's getting nice again and I'm cooking foods that I intend for Caitlin to eat (and will eat them myself) I'm hoping to restart and lose the 15-20 I've still got to go. We'll see . . .
*giggle* I gained 50 with my pregnancy. I'm 3lbs lower than that, but I eat like a horse and sit and nurse Lila all day long. I'm hoping now that it is warmer I'll get out and walk more.
Way to go mamas that are losing :)
You'd think since he's almost 21lbs and just recently trying solids that I'd lose, but I'm 10lbs from my prepreg weight and have been stuck there for 3 months. It shows me at least that all the calories I eat are needed to maintain my weight and feed him, I'm not gaining :) I can't get skinny nursing, I usually hang onto 5-10lbs until they wean (so I have at least 1.5 years to get used to this size I guess).
I wasn't a frequent poster on the DDC (my shyness in real life extends to the Internet apparently) but I was thrilled to see this thread in Life with a Babe. Ollie came into the world on Sept. 16th. A wonderful homebirth. It would have been nicer is Ollie didn't have an elbow by his head (yes, an elbow, not just a hand) coming out. Fast forward and he is a animated six-month-er who babbles all-the-time. Today it is the "m's" with the tongue sticking out. Hilarious. Yesterday it was tongue clicks. He is also inch-worming his way around and sits unsupported bashing pans and spoons together.
Congrats to everyone who is shedding the pregnancy weight! I still have 5lbs left to go and then another 20lbs to get to my ideal. I've added in walking and kettle-bell to try and speed things along.
Ollie Stats: 5.5 checkup --> 19 lbs 7oz and 29.5in. No teeth in sight.
Here is a cute pic of Ollie when he was 4 months
And at 5.5 months (sitting on daddy's lap in a parked car)
I gained less than 30lbs with this one, my least so far, and had a big babe, huge placenta and polyhydramnios...so I was only albs away from my pre-pg weight at a week pp. But I stuck there till I added in exercise, and now I am 5lbs below pre-pg weight and feeling great! I looking eating whatever I please--thank you nursing!!!
Canadianne and m2c--I was dairy, soy, nut and egg free with dd2' and man did those lbs just disappear. Of course, I was grumpy and miserable because I couldn't eat anything...
yeah... its only been about 2lbs per week loss since I started this... but after 10 weeks that adds up!
I found that I can't just nurse off the weight. I have to watch what I eat and how much I eat plus exercise... but I am doing this with professional help and its going great! That plus the progress I see in myself is really promising :)
I do have an issue right now though, something very traumatic happened two days ago and I am strongly fighting the urge to turn to food for comfort. But with my husband overseas its looking more and more like that will be the only comfort I get.
Mae has no teeth yet... but she has been biting me lately. Usually she would just gum my hand or whatever body part she got in her mouth but its been all out biting lately... and her poor pacifiers as well. Thinking one may be moving around in there getting ready to come up.
Wow! Sounds like everyone is doing an awesome job of shedding the lbs! I'm at my pre-preg weight...of course getting pregnant in December that means I still have about 5lbs to shead. I've noticed that I seem to plateau every other month. Guess my body is just taking time to adjust. I've also noticed that if Reece increases his nursing that I end up starving so I guess I'll have to hit the gym eventually. LOL
@mantischick - Ollie is too cute!
OMGosh I'm starving All. The. Time. Between pumping and Lila, my grocery bill in insane.
I gained 35 lb and lost it all before new year's. I ran through my whole pregnancy (including a half marathon at 14w and a 5k the day before I went into labor) and I think that helped. I ran a half marathon yesterday, 2 min faster than when i was 14w pregnant, but not very fast ;)
Elliot turned 6 mos this weekend and got his first taste of something other than boob... sweet potato! We got a Babycook as a gift and while we didn't really want/need it, I have to say, it is super easy and handy.
Mark hit 6 months on friday! A few days before that we had to go to the dr. becuase he was coughing. He was 19lbs 6oz!! He had bronchitis and an ear infection. :( His first time on meds... but he's feeling much better!! He's sleeping better too, I think he had the ear infection for a while, poor guy... During the day he was so happy you couldn't tell anything was wrong but at night he would hold his ear and scream... :(
We did a bunch of 6 month pictures today! We are doing more this week! I will post them once they are edited. Baby Led Weaning is going pretty good! M Loves bananas and tomatos! :)
I can't beleive its 6mo!! my little guy does so much that is new, little things and show stoppers! He is now a hip sitter, I noticed myself carrying him on my hip yesterday. I figure on having him lick his first apple at 11mo like my others... what is BLW? mine all weaned at 5 (YEARS!) how does introducing solids tie into weaning? ..just curious. Anyway, never weighed myself.. some days feel great, somedays figure I'll look good when I am pregnant again! I think we are teething in earnest today and yesterday...
BLW=baby led weaning=introducing solids as finger foods and allowing baby to eat as desired rather than spoon feeding purees
Introducing solids is the beginning of weaning, since weaning is the slow process of replacing breastfeeding with other methods of providing nutrition and comfort. Weaning ends when breastfeeding stops completely.
Lila's been showing readiness signs for a while, and she's obsessed with food. Every time I take a bite she opens her mouth and chews. I feel guilty eating in front of her! The sitting up was my concern too, but she's gotten much better in the past week. She keeps getting up on all 4s. She squirms backwards, and will scream. She's not happy about being stuck in reverse! Tomorrow is 6months exactly so we're going to enjoy some yummy avocado!
Lila's in a photo contest on FB and we'd appreciate a vote if you have a min to spare! "like" Pooters on fb and then "like" her pic! The only thing we like more than diapers is *free* diapers!
Edited by Amanda_Reyasmom - 3/21/11 at 9:09pm