Thursday, July 16, 2015

Body & mind after baby: six month update

You can find my one month update here and three month update here

How the heck am I already six months post partum?! It still feels like I just had Amelia yesterday. As much as I miss her sweet little newborn self, I don't miss all those crazy things that happen to your body after giving birth.

Body update

The last three months have brought more changes to my body in good ways. I've stayed super active between walking Harley every day, running, baby & mom boot camp or 21 day fix. Some may look at my weekly workouts and think I do a lot, but it helps keep me sane and makes me feel better about myself. Plus, I love a good sweaty workout! I'm currently sitting below my pre pregnancy weight, but still need to tone my stomach. It's a work in progress and I know it will take some time :) My linea nigra is still hanging around, but it's getting lighter and lighter.

Even though I've lost the pregnancy weight, my body definitely isn't the same in terms of fitting clothes. My boobs have gotten a bit smaller, but I still find them hard to dress.  I also find that my jeans just don't fit the same anymore either. It's crazy how many changes my body has gone through in the past year!

Mind update 

Overall, I'm definitely getting into a groove with being a mom and being home with Amelia. There are still tough days especially when Amelia is extra fussy, but it's getting better. I think the biggest thing that has helped is that Amelia is sleeping better at night {sleep training was so worth it!} which means I'm not dead tired in the morning and requiring multiple naps each day. I also find that I'm not as short on patience because of this as well. The other thing that has helped is Amelia finally taking a bottle again! This means that I am able to have some 'me' time even if it's to go get groceries alone.

I've also found that it's easier to get out with Amelia now, so I don't feel so house bound all the time. We still see the ladies from our baby class about once a month, which has been great.

14 comments :

  1. Sleep training is the best! It's amazing how important sleep is!! You certainly look amazing! Congrats! xo

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  2. Yay for sleep training! It was by far one of the best things we did too.
    You look awesome! Like you I was below pre-preg weight but then it took awhile before everything started to fit like it did before. Near the end of nursing everything started to fit better lol.

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  3. I think you look so great! I would never guess that you had a baby six months ago! I'm glad you've found your groove with parenting and that Amelia is sleeping better. I am sure that makes a world of difference!

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  4. So glad to hear you're getting good night time sleep! I can't imagine having to get up multiple times a night anymore...if he wakes up once in the night, which rarely happens, I'm pretty tired the next day. And being tired is the worst! Lol. And yay for finally taking a bottle again! Getting groceries alone is something I look forward to some weeks haha!

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  5. You look amazing! And I hear you on the weekly workouts. It keeps me sane too! :)

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  6. So happy that Amelia is sleeping so great now! It does make a huge difference!

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  7. Glad to hear you & baby are getting more sleep now! I don't have children, but have always wanted to be a mom - my one fear is losing my precious sleep! haha!

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  8. Six months already! Crazy how time flies. You look amazing and I'm glad you're feeling good too. and YAY for sleep training!

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  9. I'm glad sleep training worked for you and you're getting some rest! It certainly helps, with mental health, when you're sleeping lol!

    We never sleep trained but we did (and sometimes still do) co-sleep. It worked for us and I started feeling immediately better after making that decision.

    Also, I know what you mean about workouts. Honestly, sometimes people say I'm crazy for double-workouts and/or getting up at 5am to run. Hey, it keeps me from losing it hahaha!

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  10. Loved this. So glad everything is going so well. You are such a good Mom and are doing great. It's a game changer when they sleep through the night so I am so glad she is doing that for you! You look awesome!

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  11. Glad to hear sleep training went well for you guys! I will be texting you soon to find out how long it took :) Your an awesome mama and you 100% deserve the you time to do workouts!

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  12. I can't believe it's been 6 months either! Time flies! From what I've seen in pictures you look super amazing, I'm sure keeping up the workouts has been great for your mind as well as your body! So glad sleep training has worked for you and Amelia and you aren't as tired anymore, I'm sure that helps a lot!

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  13. You have adjusted wonderfully to being a mom!! It's important to fit things to you into each day- a 30 minute workout is not hard to do, you just have to make it a priority.

    Sleep makes all the difference!

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  14. Can't believe she is 6 months! Man time flies! Hard to believe Noah will be 18 months next month!! Good job on the weight loss!! We are practicing some sleep training ourselves right now! He sleeps all night, but he's working on settling himself to sleep now!!

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