Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Walk it out...

So on Saturday we took Phoebe to her first wedding.  She looked adorable in her new dress, but Mama on the other hand had quite the time finding a dress that would fit!  For the last couple weeks  I've felt like I should be able to fit back into my normal clothes.  Sure, I still have a little bit of baby pudge, (which I'm totally ok with. I do realize I had a baby less than 4 weeks ago...) but I was able to wear my normal pants till about 20 weeks into my pregnancy.  I carried my baby high enough and my pants sat low enough that it worked.  So although I still have several pounds of baby weight left to lose, I certainly am smaller than I was at 20 weeks pregnant, which makes me believe that I should be able to wear my pre-pregnancy pants.  But no.  You think you gain all your weight in your belly, but once the belly is gone you realize that you actually put on some weight in your thighs, hips and chest too.  And I don't mean chest as in breasts; I just mean actual chest girth.  The milk fairy has yet to visit my house...

So for the wedding I thought for sure that I would be able to wear most of my empire waist dresses.  I mean they're not tight around the thigh or hip area at all...  Nope, I couldn't zip them up.  They wouldn't fit around my upper body. This did not make for a happy mama, who was already running late.  So now that the weather is starting to cool off a little in the mornings here in Georgia, I decided its time to start a morning walk.  So Sunday morning we broke out the jogging stroller, inserted the infant seat adapter and I went for my first walk.  It was nice and felt good to get out of the house and get some fresh air.  Phoebe slept through the entire thing, but Monday morning she was much more alert during our morning walk.

Phoebe's first wedding

So we have a BOB Ironman jogging stroller and I was very excited to use it for the first time.  (I'm even more excited about jogging with it, but that time is yet to come.)  I had really wanted a good running stroller and did some research and decided I wanted at BOB.  The only problem is that they're a bit pricey and significantly more than we wanted to spend on a stroller.  So I went to good ol' Craig's list for some assistance and was able to find what I wanted for significantly cheaper. We even ended up with a red infant car seat (also off of Craig's list) that looks great with the stroller! A quick plug for Craig's list- it is a great resource for used baby gear.  We were able to get quite a few bigger items off Craig's list for a fraction of the price.  Many items are minimally used by single child families.  A little clean-up and things are good as new!

More pictures...

Sleepy baby

"Auntie" Laura came to visit last week

Phoebe loves her swing!  And we love it too!  The "swing" part comes off and acts as a little seat on its own.  So I'll bring it in the kitchen sometimes when we're eating or bring it upstairs while I'm getting ready in the morning (or afternoon) or folding laundry or whatever

Phoebe likes her tummy time too!  I know a lot of babies, don't love tummy time, but Phoebe doesn't seem to mind.

Look at me lifting up my head!  I'm working on developing my neck muscles!


  1. Girl I FEEL YOU. I think that's been one of the hardest things for me is the fact that NONE of my clothes fit. I knew I gained weight but who knew that my ribs would go from a 32 to a 36?! I just assumed things would be tight in my tummy not everywhere!

    It's totally worth it though and I know you'll get back to your small little self in no time. Phoebe is adorable I can't believe how alert she is!!

  2. I hear you too! It's pretty awful...I'm pretty close to my prepregnancy weight and most of my clothes still don't fit....


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