Tuesday, May 15, 2012
...and a month since Graham was born. What a wild ride!! This winter in particular has been challenging, as I've struggled with stomach flu, colitis and various other germs from daycare. I lost a lot of weight (about 10 lbs past my pre-pregnancy weight), had to stop running for a while, had a colonoscopy, but am finally feeling a little more back to normal. We've stopped breastfeeding - well, G woke up one day and decided he was done. While it was sad, I was ready. We made it until a week before his first birthday. I of course had to pump for about 3 more weeks to gradually wean my body. In the last 2 weeks, I've gained 4 lbs, which I have to remind myself is a good thing. I had gotten down to high school weight and people were starting to comment on how "skinny" I was - and not in a good way. My husband recently informed me he liked it when I was 20 lbs heavier and had a little more meat on me. I told him tough crap, I'm not gaining 20 lbs for him. Now that I'm running again, I've put a little more meat on my backside, which is a good thing - all of my pants were sagging off of me. Sadly, my boobs have all but vanished. They weren't much to begin with, now they are smaller and saggier. Breastfeeding was not kind to me, apparently. I shouldn't whine about so much weight loss, but I was at the point where my BMI was in the "underweight" category. My mom told me I didn't look healthy - dark circles under my eyes, sallow coloring. I'm exhausted these days from working out at lunch and staying up past 10pm every night cleaning up the house, and then getting up before 6 every morning to get us all out the door on time, but I'm glad to hear that I don't look so sickly anymore. Graham is moving to the toddler room at daycare and there is way less I have to prep for him every day (they provide snacks and milk) and I am thrilled to cut just that little bit out of our routine! He's a big, active, funny, smart, opinionated, strong, feisty little boy who is more than keeping us on our toes.