Yesterday we celebrated Hailey’s 1 week birthday!
It’s been an amazing week and she is doing wonderfully. We had a follow up appointment at the lactation consultant and they confirmed that she’s a great eater. They want babies to be back at birth weight by 10 days old. Well our little peanut weighed 7 lbs 1 ounce at birth, left the hospital at 6 lb 11 ounces and is now up to 7 lbs 8.6 ounces! I knew those cute cheeks were filling out 😉
Hailey is a great baby so far. She is letting me sleep from 10:15pm-2:15am and again from 3:00am-7:15am. It’s much more sleep than I was ever expecting! (She stayed in this position as I began unswaddling her- so stinkin’ cute!)
Ok, ok, enough bragging on baby- let’s get to the dirt.
Hailey’s 1 week birthday meant 1 week post partum for me, and I was interested in seeing what my body had done. Here’s the info.
A couple days before I was induced I took my weight and measurements. We all remember what I looked like:
And here’s what I look like 1 week post partum.
Although it was tempting, I didn’t allow myself to suck in 😉
First off, someone remind me to stand up straight- posture, Brittany, posture!
And secondly, here’s the numbers:
|Before Delivery||1 Week Post Partum||Difference|
|Weight||143.5 lbs||125.5 lbs||-18 lbs|
I’m really pleased with the progress! I haven’t done any exercise, as my body is still healing. I’m walking around easily and am fine going up and down stairs, but no walks yet.
Plus, I’ve been eating well… like reallllly well, thanks to mom!
I debated how much to share of the numbers, but in the end I decided it’s my blog and I’ll blog what I want. 😉
You shared my journey as I got bigger, and I want to share with you still as I get back to my fighting weight. PLUS, let’s be honest, I’m hoping you can help hold me accountable.
From here on out I plan on doing monthly progress updates…
Are these something you are interested in reading?