My Journey after Pregnancy - Week 4 & 5
Before I start on my 5 week update I wanted to first catch up!
As some of you may have noticed I didn't post my 4 week update.
Last week was HORRIBLE for me.
Not so much with life but just my body!
At first I was blessed with a wonderful sinus infection.
I was miserable while I juggled the kids with a horrible migraine, sore throat and runny nose.
I couldn't sleep because I couldn't breathe!
I was ecstatic when my sinuses finally started to clear up.
Little did I know that was just the beginning of my bad luck.
MOST of the time if you breast feed you do NOT get a period.
This is why I was shocked to see I was bleeding after I had already stopped at 2 weeks.
A few days before it actually started I was so sick I couldn't bare to eat or even ride in the car.
The sickness was quickly accompanied by horrible cramps and even vomiting.
I probably scared the crap out of all my family members thinking I was pregnant AGAIN.
By the way, thats just a joke.
There is no way I would or could be pregnant.
After bleeding like a regular period for a few days things got insane.
I was getting very nervous as I started bleeding through big over night pads in a half hour.
Even more nervous when I started passing blood clots the size of golf balls.
Just when I thought it couldn't get worse along came the dizziness and sickness.
I sat in the bath waiting for Matt to come take me to the doctors,
within 10 minutes the tub water was dark red.
I was convinced I was dying.
Good news is I survived!
My midwife felt my uterus and did an internal exam.
She wrote me a prescription for medicine that would shrink my uterus.
The bad news was it would make things worse before they got better.
Every time I took a pill (every 6 hours) it felt like the contractions you had after birth.
Breastfeeding mommas understand this pain.
The contractions you get that first day you start breastfeeding as your uterus shrinks!
After 3 days the bleeding stopped completely!
I couldn't have been happier to see the ending of that torture.
Apparently that was my karma for not having a period in years.
Funny mother nature, funny.
From bloating I went all the way back up to 125.2 pounds.
Which brings us to...
I started my pregnancy at 119lbs and 31 inches.
I finished my pregnancy at 140lbs and 39 inches.
Pounds lost since pregnancy: -18.8 pounds
Inches lost since pregnancy: -8 inches
What I have been doing for fitness: BREASTFEEDING NON STOP
Short term goals: Drink more water, walk more, run in the morning before the babies wake up, eat healthier and simply be happier.
Long term goals: 110 pounds and the ability to run a mile in 6 minutes. Tighten up my loose skin mom pouch!
Weekly wisdom: If you live your life to please others you will never be happy yourself.
I promise these will get more interesting when I can start working out and sharing tips!
Until then thank you for reading my boring posts!
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