Mr Myles joined our family almost 6 months ago. Wow-- where has the time gone? My blog has also been silent for nearly 4 months... I have had so much to say but unfortunately very little time to write it all out! I don't know how my fellow mommy bloggers do it!
Since I'm so far behind I'll just do a quick update about our strengths and challenges at being a fit family.
Strengths, victories, and successes:
Breast feeding. I never knew I would be such a champion for breast feeding but with my preparation for Myles arrival Josh and I agreed that we didn't want processed food for our baby including artificial baby milk. I truly didn't even know what "demand" breast feeding meant (you mean they gave a special term to feeding your child when he acts hungry?), but we've been successful at it and I'm pleased and proud of the hard work and effort.
Cloth diapering: So far so good. I love our diaper stash and even with working full time I haven't had too much trouble keeping up. Confession- we use disposables at night. But hey, burying 30 diapers a month in a landfill is still better than hundreds!
Creating baby athlete: Myles is in swim lessons! He loves them. It really is more splash and play than learn to swim but it is great exposure to the water and fun stimulation.
Working full time: I'm doing it. It's going well but I miss my kid and wish I could work part time. Most days I put on my big girl panties and get through it but some days I come home to hold my baby and can't help but tear up.
Creating Momma Athlete: This is hard. So much harder than I anticipated. I feel like my time with him is already limited due to work and leaving him behind to exercise sometimes puts me over the edge. Taking him with me is an option thanks to my Cholla gals for getting me my Bob stroller but sometimes that isn't even an option if I'm trying not to interrupt his naps or keep him out/ up too late. And navigating full boobs/ pumping/ or nursing sometimes adds time and energy into prepping for a workout that I just don't have.
Keeping a schedule/ routine: I'm trying. Focusing on getting plenty of rest and trying to eat well. The rest is hit or miss. Social obligations, I've missed more than a few. Workouts, missed plenty of those as well, see above. I still feel like most days I'm lucky to squeeze in a shower or a trip to the store. I'm still adapting to our new normal.
Losing Baby Weight: I heard from many people about the wonders of breast feeding and how the weight will just "melt off". Umm. Ya. Not for this girl. The weight may have melted off if my appetite hadn't quadrupled in the weeks following birth. I could have eaten peanut butter and jelly sandwiches like a chain smoker lights their new cig as they smash out the old. I'm just now fitting into most of my pre pregnancy clothes and it's been nearly 6 months! I silently had hoped to be back to pre baby body in 3 months but reality set in pretty quick and I threw that idea out the window. As of today I still have 10lbs to go. Sadly that is the exact amount I over gained...
Thank you for reading! If you have any tips for me please share!