My baby girl is officially two months old, and I am two months postpartum. Time has had a way of moving quickly and slowly simultaneously. I can’t believe how much Lila has grown and changed over the past two months, and I also can’t believe we’ve only had her in our lives for about nine weeks. We’re both doing pretty great, but the past couple of months have certainly not been what I would consider easy. Here’s all the details of how we’re doing these days.
Two Months PostPartum Update
- Lila was 9lbs, 13oz at her last check up (she was 6lb, 12oz at birth), and 22.5 inches (from 21.5). She is long and lean as far as babies go. She’s right on track with her growth curve.
- She is mostly sleeping through the night at this point. She moves and wiggles around most days starting at about 5:30am, but doesn’t fully wake or cry. Unless she fully wakes, I leave her in the bassinet until about 7am. She usually has 1-2 days a week where she fully wakes around 5am, nurses, and goes back to sleep. Those mornings I wake her about 7:30 to start the day.
- We wake her to eat every 3 hours, and she usually naps about 1.5 – 2 hours depending on how long she’s able to stay awake after eating.
- She doesn’t fit into her NB clothes anymore and has outgrown a few 0-3M clothes. She also outgrew the napper attachment on her Pack N’ Play and is now sleeping in the bassinet space.
- She has been smiling and babbling a little bit, and can sit assisted and hold her head up for a few minutes at a time. She likes high contrast books, and is starting to try to figure out her arms. It’s pretty adorable.
- She takes a bottle of pumped milk from daddy every night for her last feeding, and any time I can’t be home without issue.
- I started some very light body weight exercises and core PT at about 4 weeks, and have been doing modified CrossFit workouts and easy runs since about 6 weeks. My runs have all been run/walk intervals so far, and I finally got out on the trails for the first time this week!
- Barbells still feel incredibly heavy, and my wrist has been cranky from holding Lila’s head at the same angle 5-7 times a day, but I’m happy to be moving.
- I honestly don’t know if I’ve lost any weight since I started working out. The scale we have at home doesn’t work, and I know I didn’t lose much right after Lila was born (I was weighed at the hospital and lost a whopping 4 pounds from the time we checked in to the day we left, haha). My weight isn’t something I particularly care about, and I know I lost a lot of muscle mass during my pregnancy. My main goal at this point is to keep building my core strength back so that I can get back into more intense training.
- I found that I can do single unders at CrossFit without any issue, but I am still doing step-ups and haven’t tried double unders just yet. I kicked up to handstand, which felt amazing, but don’t have the strength to do any sort of handstand push-ups at this point. My regular push-ups are from the knees, while I rebuild my core. I’m still doing step-ups instead of jumps until I feel more stable and stronger. I have been able to incorporate regular burpees and some kipping pull-ups, which I was pretty happy about. In terms of core exercises, I will be modifying everything for the foreseeable future.
- I’m getting decent sleep, and have had time to keep our home reasonably clean, with a lot of help from my husband and son.
- I haven’t left Lila with anyone other than my husband. We will be interviewing for a nanny in the next couple of weeks, but I will be working from home, so Lila still won’t be left with anyone in the near future. I know a lot of moms feel comfortable leaving babies with sitters or family members, and that’s awesome, but I’m just not personally ready at this point.
This week was pretty quiet compared to all of the visits and holiday stuff from last week, which I didn’t mind at all. On Sunday, I took Enrique to see Encanto with a friend from his class. My husband and I both feel like it’s really important for us to still do fun things with him when we have the opportunity, since we’re declining a lot of things these days. Enrique had a great time, and his friends mom and I got to have a couple of beers and a burger, so it was a win for everyone. Plus, the movie was pretty great.
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Lila had her two month check up on Tuesday, and her pediatrician is very happy with her growth and development. I’m really grateful I’ve had this time to focus on her, and I feel really blessed to be able to work from home when I do go back at the end of this month. Henry and I went for a walk after Lila’s appointment, since she fell asleep in the car seat. We checked out a new section of the Greenway, and it was beautiful. I’m super appreciative of these moments that we have together.
Lila has been mostly sleeping through the night, but Thursday she woke up at about 4:45am. She had a little snack, and we both went back to sleep. I also didn’t get great sleep that night, and I decided to take a nap later in the day, rather than work out. So I had an extra rest day, which I was not upset about. I was hoping to get a trail run during the week, but my husbands work schedule just wasn’t as open as most weeks. So once Saturday rolled around, I was definitely excited to be able to get on the dirt.
We did finish putting up the indoor decorations, and I think we plan to tackle the outside lights later this week. Our Elf on a Shelf is out of his book, and moving around the house (which is not easy to remember as a pretty sleepy mom). I’m looking forward to soaking up every minute of the rest of my maternity leave, and celebrating our first Christmas as a family of four.
This Weeks Workout
Total Miles: 17.95 Miles
Total Workouts: 3
How the Run Felt
I felt like I was getting close to overdoing it last week, so I didn’t really increase intensity or distance this week. My weekly runs still followed the 5 min run/walk interval pattern for an hour. Having a rest day in between all of my runs this week felt really great, and I got in a mix of solo and stroller runs. The highlight of this week was my trail rum on Saturday. Since the trails are so varied here, I knew I wasn’t going to follow a strict run/walk interval. Instead, I kept the running pace super slow, and I walked anything that was decently steep or uneven. I felt pretty uncoordinated for most of the run, but I was so happy to finally get back out to Freidrich. Those are my favorite trails in San Antonio, but they’re fairly technical, so I didn’t run them at all while I was pregnant. I hiked some of the shorter trails a few times, but I hadn’t been to the back end section of trails in about a year. It was so nice to spend some time in the woods and get back onto my favorite dirt.
How the WODs Felt
All of my workouts this week were in the box, with the exception of some GlowBody PT core workouts. I’m still lifting very conservatively, but I feel like I’m able to push the pace of my workouts a little more than I was able to last week or at the end of my pregnancy. I didn’t love doing a million burpees on Monday, but was happy I didn’t need to modify the movement any more. The walking lunges on Wednesday felt really hard. I feel like my pelvis is still shifting back to it’s normal place, and I felt really weak with this movement. It’s definitely one I won’t be doing with heavier weights any time soon. I got my first pull-ups this week, and they were not easy. It’s going to take a lot of time before my chest to bar comes back, but it’s great to be able to hang from the bar and not have to modify with ring rows any more. Overall, I’ve been able to slowly stop modifying some movements, and that has been pretty cool to experience.
What I’ve Been Listening To
This week, I caught up on some running podcasts that I hadn’t listened to in a while. I binged a few episodes of Trail Runner Nation, Run Hard Mom Hard, and UltraRunner Podcast.
What Went Well
Running at Freidrich Wilderness Park!
What Went Shitty
Plans to Improve Next Week
I definitely need to start stretching more consistently again now that I’m working out more consistently.