Monday, October 31, 2011

And its Halloween!

I cannot believe that we are already entering November.  That means Jonas is nearly 2 months old!  It seems like it has gone by so fast in retrospect but so slow in the present.  As I sit here handing out candy to the children in the neighborhood, I can't help but think, "Wow, next year we'll be taking Jonas out!" and that notion blows my mind.  My neighbors came by with their 14 month old daughter and I know that will be Jonas next year.

We didn't really dress Jonas up, per se.  He has a monster onesie and matching hat so that was his "costume".  Originally, I wanted to buy him a bunting costume that was a ketchup packet.  Frankly, I found it hilarious.  But, my husband didn't see the point in spending $30 with shipping for something no one will see (other than in pictures).  I realized after a quick pouting session (I really thought the ketchup packet was awesome), that he was perhaps right and we should save the big gun costume for next year.  And in all honesty, he looked pretty darn cute as a monster.  Not to mention, because I happen to dress him everyday, he'll wear that onesie past Halloween because I think its darn cute.

Friday, October 14, 2011

The Road To Recovery...

When I was pregnant, I received a lot of flack for working out strenuously 4 days a week.  I took spin classes, practices vinyasa yoga, weight lifted and ran through my 6th month and only dropped running and spin class (which I replaced with 35 minutes on the recumbent bike) after the 6th month.  I continued until 2 weeks before I gave birth and I have to say that I lot of people weren't too fond of my decision to do so.  I often got lectured on it but, I continued anyways.  After all, my doctor said it was fine to do so.  I had no issues during my pregnancy...not even so much as elevated BP. 

And I am lucky I did exercise because my recovery has been amazing.  At 1 week postpartum, I was back down to weighing only 6 lbs more than my pre-pregnancy weight and today at 4 weeks, I weigh 2 lbs less than my pre-pregnancy weight...with no exercise.  Yes, much of it has to do with being on the go a lot and eating while doing so but, I find it amazing that I have made it to this point.

1 Week Postpartum

 4 Weeks Postpartum