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post #101 of 141
As for exercise, we did our first hike yesterday (4 weeks PP) and I could barely make it up the inclines! I feel so out of shape! I'm pretty much back to my regular weight and my jeans fit but I, too, have loose tummy skin.

Today I went on a flat walk with Lila in the Ergo and it was really nice but I got out of breath quickly.
One day at a time!
post #102 of 141
I'm not going to be ready to run for at least another month! And fibrin a sports bra will be real trick.
post #103 of 141
When you run while nursing does your milk just let down like crazy?? Mine lets down just bouncing up the stairs too enthusiastically, sometimes when I just bend over to pick something up- do I just have super...uh...expressive letdown? (sorry, couldn't resist)

I'd love to run again but have always been stopped by the milk craziness.
post #104 of 141

I'm looking forward to riding my BIKE! Oh man, I miss it so much. I feel like the seat would still be torture at this point, though. I had to stop during 2nd tri because of SPD pain. Running would be awesome, too, although I've got only a few months before snow season. I have never been hardcore enough to feel like running on our country roads in the snow, much less in 10 degree weather.

 

I have no idea how much I gained during pregnancy nor how much I weighed beforehand, but I must say that I think I look fabulous for being only 2 weeks pp. I thought I would have a huge belly for a lot longer! I have loose skin but I sort of like it...it is really soft and fun to poke! My husband likes it, too. Maybe we're weird.

post #105 of 141

I also can't wait to ride my bike again!

post #106 of 141
I'm gonna be super depressed at my pp check up today when I get on that scale. I swear it will kick in the baby blues. Got stroller out this am and it started raining. Fml. Really feeling like being a woman sucks ass permanently.
post #107 of 141
I noticed I've been doing a lot of 'I'm tired' high-carb snacking. Need to stop that. Also need to install the new battery in our bathroom scale.
post #108 of 141
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Originally Posted by Ruheling View Post

I noticed I've been doing a lot of 'I'm tired' high-carb snacking. Need to stop that. Also need to install the new battery in our bathroom scale.
Ditto; just substitute "find" for "install new battery". Ugh. Definitely tired!!
post #109 of 141

I still get pooped and lightheaded when I climb the stairs in our house or go for a slow leisurely walk.. Thats either my low iron from blood loss after delivery or low bp, I have no idea.  It's improved tons since the early days but I still need to sit down immediately after I go up the stairs, it's just so tiring! lol

post #110 of 141

and I constantly need to run upstairs to get things (bedrooms are up here), I would love for our next house to be one level but there arent a lot of those!

post #111 of 141
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and I constantly need to run upstairs to get things (bedrooms are up here), I would love for our next house to be one level but there arent a lot of those!


I know what you mean!  I'm so grateful that our house is fairly small and has everything but the laundry on one floor.  my recovery has been really easy, but in the first few days after my c-section, when I couldn't do the stairs much, I was really happy for it (and for my husband, who's been doing the laundry!).

 

as for me, I've been doing daily walks with my baby and my little dog, probably .75 miles or so at a leisurely, let's-smell-all-the-stuff pace.  today I added a walk home from our farmer's market, which is probably another half mile or so.  felt great, especially after a nap later.  orngtongue.gif  and through some bizarre turn of events that's beyond my comprehension, I now weigh five lbs less than I did when I got pregnant, and I think I need to buy some smaller pants, as my two pairs of pre-pregnancy jeans are slouchy and saggy all through the butt and legs.  I still have the belly pooch going on, but honestly, I had that before!  I feel like someone let some air out of me or something - smaller, maybe, but deflated!  I think I should start that strength training I've been daydreaming about if my midwives say it's okay at my six week checkup next week.  you know, if this baby stays asleep for more than 30 minutes during the day!

post #112 of 141
I'm almost 7 w out and still hot as hell! When is this going to end? Maybe when I'm done nursing
post #113 of 141
Rf1170, I've been thinking about strength training too, but for me it's going to need to be done with Lila in a Moby. It's the only way to get her to sleep for a nice chunk of time. I'm at my pre-pregnancy weight but, like you, feel softer.
post #114 of 141
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Rf1170, I've been thinking about strength training too, but for me it's going to need to be done with Lila in a Moby. It's the only way to get her to sleep for a nice chunk of time. I'm at my pre-pregnancy weight but, like you, feel softer.


I know it!  how old is Lila now?  I'm hoping Oliver might settle down and do some routine daytime sleeping in the next few weeks (he'll be six weeks on Friday).  supposedly he's going through some growth spurts - not hard to believe considering how quickly he's gained weight!  hopefully that's the case for you guys too.

post #115 of 141
Lila will be 6 weeks Dinday (? really, auto correct?!! Dinday!'?!!? Sunday is what I tried to type.); We're right behind you guys.
I've heard of these growth spurts, although it seems like they're pretty much all the time. 3 weeks, 1 month, 6 weeks......?
post #116 of 141
I'm six weeks today. I can't believe it! I think mason is getting in more if a routine. He slept pretty well last night, second night in his own room. I'm still freaked out by that though lol.

Other question- my dh is totally excited that I have my six week check up today. he has been pretty vocal about expecting to dtd tonight. How can I break it to him that I'm not sure if I am ready/want to? It seems so soon....
post #117 of 141
Just say u r still hurting or spotting or something to turn him off

I told dh a long time ago that I'm not getting prego again and he better get snipped. I've been thru enough w three pregnancies. He hasn't made a move yet
post #118 of 141

I personally can not WAIT to dtd again. My libido was back at 2 weeks pp. But if I suddenly don't feel like it when I stop spotting/my stitches finish falling out/I get the physical go-ahead, I also won't hesitate to tell my husband that I'm just not ready. I think I would also be turned off by the pressure of this being The Big Day just because you're 6 weeks pp. 

post #119 of 141
I fully get graphic and gross when DH starts hovering. It's the only thing we fight about, and his attitude towards my body pisses me off. He wants to know how I'm recovering but only so he can know when to start pestering me to dtd. So I make shit up. Like yeast infections.
We have seriously almost divorced over this. I like to dtd but I cannot tolerate the way he gets. It's such a turn off.

Now days, I get all kinds l gross. Throw around words like prolapse and stringy discharge and mucousy and brown and bloody. I've been pregnant 8 times (8 times!!!) and postpartum recovery has not been kind to me. Ive decided I'm not going to fight about sex with a baby in my arms ever again.
So that means I'm a serious bitch if i have to be when it comes to having physical space to heal, and let my libido return at its own pace. I love my DH, I just don't have a libido and I think it's a stupid reason to fight. Unfortunately my sweet kind and thoughtful husband turns into a dumb grunting Neanderthal when he wants to dtd.

Plus, I feel truly violent when someone, anyone grabs my ass. I HATE having my butt grabbed. I don't care who does it and in twelve years my husband can't seem to grasp (hah!) that concept. The last few months have been heaven. First I was so pregnant he couldn't reach my butt, then I had gross out words like bleeding and membranes to make him back off.

I seriously have begun to wonder if women invented the whole menstrual taboo concept just to have an easy way to get their men to leave them alone. I know I'm probably on the extreme end of things here, what do you other mamas do in your marriages? Does anyone else live with a Neanderthal?

Inlove- if telling your DH that it feels too soon doesn't work, use the gross out factor. I'll come up with some helpful phrases for you in you want. I would definitely honor the feelings of your body though, if it feels too soon it probably is too soon.
post #120 of 141
Wrenmoon, ugh yeah, Neanderthal here. Mostly he just gets all grabby and says all the time "I miss you" in a really whiney voice which is code for "I miss having sex with you" which I would rather hear. Just say how you feel, dont try to get me to have sex before I am ready by guilting me into it. I also hate it when he grabs my butt which is weird because I am a butt grabber. I also feel so touched out all the time that when he starts getting physical I want to punch him in the nose. It is so grating!

InLove2009, my dh did the same thing but I have successfully been able to hold him off thus far. How? By being bitchy, and not even intentionally. I am exhausted, touched out, and frankly I am pissed off at him for not helping me enough/trying to make me feel guilty for all the stuff I am not doing. DH went back to work full time today and I was SO glad! No more third child around spending the day making more messes for me to clean up.
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