Sunday, January 6, 2013

Back to Work

I cannot believe that I'm sitting here typing out this post - I'm back to work.

The past 7 weeks have literally flown by. I can tell you with complete certainty that it goes by quicker the second time around. Bree is a dream baby, so I'm sure that makes things a bit easier and time fly by faster.

The transition to work was definitely easier this time around for a couple reasons.
1. I knew what to expect
2. I only work Part Time now
3. Bree's personality is so content, I didn't really worry whether she would get overly upset.

While I hated not having my little sidekick, it was nice to get back into the work groove.

Along with going back to work I've started my workouts again!! Oh boy, did I MISS working out. Seriously.
I started working out 1 week PP with Grayson, and it really was way too soon..this time I wanted to focus on being with my little girl and savoring every moment. I am so happy I made that decision - there was no stress to attempt to workout while she napped, etc.

I'm starting off a bit slow and completed (2) 40 minute workouts on the elliptical. I will most likely start weights again next week.

Since I lost my baby weight insanely fast, am breastfeeding AND working out, I'm actually a couple pounds under my pre-preg weight, which we (Dan and I) really didn't want to happen. Right now, a typical day's diet looks like:

Breakfast: Oatmeal
Lunch: Peanut Butter Sandwich and Apple
Snack: Pear and Mozzerella stick (sometimes cottage Cheese)
Snack 2: Protein bar
Dinner: We don't eat a lot of meat, so it's usually: Loaded Baked Potato, Pasta, Homemade Veggie Pizza, Veggie Quesadilla, Breakfast for Dinner (eggs), etc
Dessert 3: Fruit ice bar/ice cream bar (since the new year we are trying to keep all the junk out of the house for my husbands sake)
Snack 4: Bowl of Cereal

I try to eat a bowl of cereal before bed to up my calories. Looking at it, not sure if what I listed is really enough for my day, but I'm not sure if I can add much more in. When I'm home with the kids, I need the protein bar/mozzeralla stick as quick grabs...because honestly, I don't eat until around 11:00am most of the time. I'm sure I'll gain back the additional lb's I lost within the next couple of months once my body regulates.

And a quick segue into our favorite baby product ever:

Our Maya Ring Sling!

We use this thing ALL the time. We actually had purchased the Ergo and decided that the Maya was still easier for us to use around the house doing errands. What we especially like is that once your done cleaning the house, you can just lay down in it. With the ERgo, we really couldn't get all comfy on the couch afterwards. Don't get me wrong, the Ergo is a GREAT carrier, and is definitely better on your back/shoulders, but for right now, we LOVE the Maya.

I posted some pics below so you could see how comfy she looks!!


It's going to take a bit, but apparently it REALLY bothers my husband spelling her name Bri. Since it doesn't bother me as much, I'm going to switch the spelling. He thinks its just the shortened version of Brian.

And since we're on the subject if Bree...she's doing really well!

She's really improved her head control and we put her in the bumbo once a day.

She seems to be gaining weight /growing a ton.

We've heard her little voice cooing.

Her hair is growing back already!!

She still sleeps in our room in the Fischer price Rock and play

She enjoys her paci

I think that's it for updates!