Wow. It’s been SO long since I’ve even had a minute to sit at the computer. This mommy business is pretty demanding. All my little angel does is eat(sometimes every hour!), poop, and want to be held by me. Some days I don’t even get a chance to eat breakfast until 11:00am! I sometimes just let her cry for a couple minutes so I shake up something like this:
Vega sent me some samples (which were a savior this week!) that I will tell you about soon. They also gave me something for you guys so look out for a giveaway in the near future!
Lots of ch ch ch changes going on in Laury’s world!
I am NOT one to skip breakfast. That’s the biggest adjustment…not being able to eat as SOON as I wake up. Ella eats, then she gets changed. I sneak in the bathroom to brush my teeth, then by that time she’s crying and wants me to hold her over my shoulder (her fav position).
Forget changing out of my pajamas before 3:00. It’s definitely a BIG change!!! I can stick her in my MOBY wrap but sometimes she likes it, others, she is VERY fussy about being in it. I’m trying my best to get around to catching up on blogs and responding to emails, tweets, comments…but it’s been tough!
When she is really relaxed she will enjoy sitting in her vibrating chair with some music…so cute:
she makes the BEST hand gestures. I will have to get a video…the Italian in her really shows. I talk with my hands so she takes after me 😉
Thank you all SO SO much for the feedback on my birth story! There was so much more to tell but I didn’t think anyone had the attention span to read a novel. 😉 I can’t say enough about how amazing Michael was and has been. Such a great coach, hubby and daddy! He went from being a little scared of holding her to picking her up, carrying her around, helping me give her a bath…just like a pro 😉
I am also still feeling VERY sore. Sitting at my computer KILLS me sometimes. Even with the nifty little chair pad the hospital sent me home with. I’ve had a few good days…where we went out, Ella had her first trip to the mall with Mom and Dad; Mommy REALLY needed to get out of the house. She was SO good. She LOVES her Jeep Jogging Stroller that Dana for got her. 🙂 It was GORGEOUS weather last week and we got out one day for a walk around the neighborhood. I paid for it later since I am still recovering, but I really needed the fresh air, Ella too!
My goal this week is to learn how to use this:
and see if I am even producing enough to create a stock pile so I can maybe run out to the store or just anywhere since she is CONSTANTLY eating. Michael can start feeding her sometimes also. We’ll see how it goes!
I feel like very uninteresting these days as far as blogging goes. Given that my life has been summed up in the first paragraph. Note, I am still loving every minute of it, as hard as it can be at times. I am doing it! Since I have felt so crappy otherwise, it’s tough to start really cracking down on operation pre-baby body. Breastfeeding alone has helped the belly go down and some weight. My ankles are back to normal which is a plus. 😉 It’s been a LONG time since they have looked this way, they seem so skinny to me compared to before!
We also stocked me up on some healthy staples. I am still eating about 80% vegan, but incorporating more organic eggs and some tuna lately. Sorry to disappoint my vegan friends. 🙁 I just feel right now I need more lean protein, not a ton of carb protein (beans, legumes, etc). I don’t do well with a lot of soy, unfortunately. I can only do tofu in moderation. Can’t add any other symptoms to the mix of what I already have going on (my belly needs to stay stable). I am still loving coconut yogurt, so that’s a plus! It’s just been cheap and healthy being able to whip up an egg white sandwich on an Ezekial English Muffin or Tuna and Veganaise with some spinach on my beloved brown rice wraps.
Thank the Vegan Goddesses for Overnight Oats. Even though I may not get to eat it until 11am sometimes, it’s great that I have it prepared in the morning. If I forget, it’s the shake and go Vega smoothies or Amazing Grass. She is literally attached to my boob from like 7am on. I have been SO lucky, she sleeps pretty much through the night….about 6 hours at a time! She power eats during the day (so smart). So by morning she is eating a TON and wanting to be held or she gets fussy.
Thanks for your patience while I adjust to my new lifestyle with baby!
Plans for the next week for OPBB (operation pre-baby bod):
- Eat clean and healthy. More lean protein, cut out sugar
- Burn Calories via Breastfeeding 😉
- Take short walks when I feel up to it
I already lost 7 inches in the belly just from giving birth 😉
Moms, I heard the the first, recovery-wise, is the hardest. How long until you started feeling yourself and stopped feeling so much pain? I pretty much spent the entire day in bed yesterday I was so sore. It helped because I feel a little better today. During the week it’s tough because Michael is at work and I’m on my own.
Any breast pump advice?
Everyone else…what’s the biggest thing going on in your life lately? A race, graduation, moving, etc??
Love you all!!! Will try and stop by to say hello to some friends soon!
speaking of vegan…check out the great giveaway at Little House of Veggies!