It has been three weeks since I have had my baby, and I haven't taken any time to post a picture, article, or anything!!! My hubby and business partners are probably ecstatic because they all say I work to much. :) I do have to say it has been really nice just taking time for myself and the baby.
I am trying to take my recovery as fast as I can, but slow at the same time. My little man is more important than being ready for a figure show, and I want to make sure he is getting all the nutrients he needs. Also, I want to make sure that my body is healing properly. The first week I tried to relax and cuddle my little man as much as I could. I was able to walk around a little bit. My hubby actually let me out of the house a few times to go on extremely short walks. It was so nice to get some fresh air and just get blood moving in my body.
After the walking started to feel good, in the second week, I started to do some body weight squats and other light movements in my gym. If I ever felt like I was starting to hurt or push my body to hard I would stop. Again, I know that I don't want to cause damage to my body that will stop my recovery, but I wanted to move blood through my body and recover. So many people think that when a muscle is hurt we should not use it. I believe the opposite, if you have a sore muscle you should use it a little to get the blood through your body and push out all the gunk that has built up in that muscle. Sometimes pain is part of the healing, but at the same time we can't be stupid on how we push ourselves.
My little one is so new and he is already changing so much. I miss the fresh newborn smell from the hospital. One thing that scared me was his umbilical cord fell off after 4 days!!!! Thankfully my doctor said that his umbilical cord falling off early is nothing to worry about. At the same time I usually watch for those little steps and savor the fact that he is still little because this hasn't happened yet or that hasn't happened yet. I will probably cry when he starts getting his teeth, because that is another sign that he is not my little baby anymore. :(
Here's to these little angels that cause havoc on our bodies and imprint their footprints on our hearts.
I wanted to show some progress pictures, since this is my first post since having the baby!! I am not competing in a figure show anytime soon, so if I know all our readers are going to see what I look like every week hopefully that will give me motivation to get my body back. I am excited to have you along for the journey. :) These should be the worst of them! The best part is every week I will get better! Whoo Hoo!!!