Wow! What a year 2014 was...found out I was pregnant...my grandma passed away...and Camden was born!! As I sit here watching my son sleep on the video monitor, waiting for the hubs to get back from picking up takeout from Olive Garden...I realize this is perfect. There's no other way I'd rather ring in the new year.
I have no idea what 2015 is going to bring. There will be good times...and bad times. There will be lots of love and laughter...and plenty of stress and tears as well. Though I'm anxious for the new year, I also look forward to it. I may not be ready for all it has in store for us....but we'll take it one day at a time.
So here's to 2015 - ready or not :)
It's no secret fitness is a huge part of my life. And when I got pregnant I continued to work out 5-6 times a week. Though running got sidelined when I was 24 weeks pregnant, I continued to hit up the gym and do my best to stay as fit as possible while pregnant. The changes to my body was one of my biggest fears when I found out I was pregnant. I struggled a lot throughout the pregnancy - not only with my body changes but also not being able to do what I wanted (like run!) But I knew scaling down my fitness routine was a must - not only for the health and safety of my baby - but also for me. I wanted to be able to get back into running once I gave birth.
I am now 5 weeks postpartum and was cleared by my doctor yesterday to resume all fitness activities. I was actually allowed to start working out at 2 weeks postpartum - at a very slow, easy pace and lifting light weights. I did abide by this - though I did also start running (VERY slowly) before yesterday. Some might not agree with this but I know my body and I listened to it. I haven't pushed myself. I haven't been running far (I've only ran 3 miles at a time so far.) I know what I can and can't do. But now that I've been cleared I'm READY.
I'm ready to start pushing myself. I'm ready to start training for a half marathon that I hope to complete in January. I'm ready to gain back some of the muscle I lost while pregnant. I'm ready to get out of my comfort zone and start lifting heavy. I'm ready to lose the rest of the weight I gained while pregnant (still have 7lbs to lose!) I'm just ready to feel like myself again.
I know I have to be patient with myself - this is going to be the hardest part of all this. I know it's not going to happen overnight. I know I have to put in the work to get to where I'd like to be. And, yet, I also know I might not get back to where I used to. My body is forever changed. And that's OK too.
And so that's where I am right now with this part of my life. I'll keep ya'll updated as I continue on this journey <3
Here are the things I want to ALWAYS remember about my 1 month old little man...
WEIGHT - at today's 1 month pediatrician appointment he weighed 7lbs 14oz, which is the 9th percentile.
LENGTH - he's 21.5" long - 49th percentile
HAIR - lots of dark hair. I feel like he's starting to lose some of it on the sides - but it's still thick on top...soon he'll have a mohawk :-p
EYES - still a dark blue/grey color (just like his mommy's!) I am hoping they stay blue.
CLOTHES - he's wearing newborn still - he's a skinny lil' boy but starting to get a little buddha belly - which mommy is lovin'!!
DIAPERS - Pampers newborn swaddlers
SLEEP - Camden loves to sleep just like his mommy & daddy!!!! During the day we're on a pretty good schedule of eat, play, sleep, repeat. We go upstairs shortly after 7 at night and he'll eat anywhere between 7:15 and 7:30 and is usually asleep by 8:15 or so. He'll wake any time between 3am and 4am for a feeding then we're back up for another day at 7:30. He's also slept in his crib in his nursery since the first night he was home.
LIKES - snuggling, sleeping, his Sleep Sheep, and being rocked.
DISLIKES - being cold, being naked, getting his diaper changed, and getting woken up!!
EATING - exclusively breast fed at this time. I have also started pumping so I *hopefully* have a good supply for when I have to go back to work (but let's not talk about THAT right now...)
MILESTONES - he has officially started to smile and it totally melts my heart let me tell ya :) He also does great with holding his head up - he's got a strong neck!!! He does pretty well with tummy time too - though it's definitely not his favorite thing!!!
MOMMA'S FAVORITES - snuggling, singing, and reading books to our little man...basically just spending time with him.
BABY ITEMS WE CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT - cuddle cove rocking seat (part of the pack 'n' play we have), Sleep Sheep, and Halo Sleep Sack Swaddlers. Seriously - these items we could NOT survive without!!!!
That's right. I'm alive!! And no, I haven't forgotten about this little ol' blog of mine. I've just been too busy getting things done...like snuggling with Camden :) you know...the important things in life :)
Now that the little guy is almost 4 weeks old (O.M.G - how did THAT happen?!?!) my plan is to get back into the swing of blogging again - at least a few times a week.
So today's post is going to be short and sweet. Just a quick little note that I am indeed alive and haven't forgotten about this little internet place of mine. I have no plans of making this a baby only blog - however, the little guy is basically my life these days so I'm sure I'll be talking/blogging a lot about him, our life now because of him, and all that I've learned so far as a new mom. But I also plan on writing about other things that are important parts of my life - like fitness, cooking, marriage, family, and friends. This new life is all about balance and that's exactly what I want this blog to be.
So I look forward to getting back into the swing of things with this space. And hopefully things won't get too boring around here :)
On that note....I leave you with this...a picture that'll most definitely brighten your day...
Hey ~ I'm Renée...just your ordinary, 30-something Accountant, new mommy, wife, runner, foodie, & Pinterest addict! Welcome to my newest adventure...stay awhile...look around...and keep comin' back!