Friday, June 14, 2013

7 Months Postpartum

Oh man! Where has the time gone? I have not written anything in about four months. I've been so busy! Rylee is now a little over 7 months old, she is getting so big! She started sitting up on her own at the end of 4 months! She's just so amazing. She got her two bottom teeth at 4 months old as well. And now her top right tooth is coming in. She hasn't started crawling quite yet, but she is pretty close! Any day now. 

My baby girl is quite the little character. She started saying her "da-da-da's" when she was 5 months old, and her "na-na-na's" when she was 6 months. She's been making lots of squeaky noises, as well as growls. She is the silliest baby I've ever met. She is ALWAYS happy, always smiling, and always laughing. We are so blessed with such a wonderful baby. She is perfect.

I am still nursing, and plan to until Rylee is a year old. We feed her baby food once a day, and she gets little baby cereal snacks occasionally. Other than that, she is breast fed. We are still co sleeping, and if anyone wants to know more about that, there are some pretty good articles on Google about it! I may write another post about it in the near future, and why we choose to co sleep. However, we are slowly trying to ween Rylee from co sleeping so she can learn to sleep alone, we don't want to just let her "cry it out" because we don't agree with that.

As for myself, I feel absolutely wonderful for being 7 months postpartum. I've been keeping myself busy with workouts and eating healthy. I've been trying to go on jogs (1 mile) every day, and doing other exercises at home. There are some days I'm not able to go on jogs, but most of the time I am able to. I go on lots of walks as well. It feels amazing to be so healthy, I've never felt this great! I am 5' 3.5" and am down to 119 lbs! I fluctuate from 119 to 122 though, but fluctuating is normal for most! My pre pregnancy weight was 135, so I feel so accomplished to be where I am at. The heaviest I've ever weighed was about 145 when I was 16-17 years old, besides being pregnant of course, but that doesn't really count! I believe I was 170lb when I was pregnant. Not too bad. The photo to the right is my 7 month postpartum body. I am not exactly where I want to be right now, but I am comfortable with the way my body looks, and I don't think I have ever felt that way, sadly. I have love handles, and I am okay with that, because I am still working my butt off to get rid of them, and I know I will. I am determined to be fit. I barely have any muscle in my arms, but a month or two ago, there was absolutely nothing there when I'd flex! I've come such a long way. 

After I had Rylee, I had a major sweet tooth. I ate sugar every single day! Red velvet cupcakes, candy, ice cream, you name it. Kicking that habit was the hardest. I was working out and seeing no results. Because the key to losing weight, is mostly eating healthy! I post my progress photos on Instagram @libertyyweaver if you're interested! 

Oh, another thing I should probably mention, we are now living in Mammoth Lakes, California. Such a beautiful place, I've missed it here! I am in school for makeup, and Danny is studying web development. He's doing great! We both are. I just got a job here and Trendy Tots, and I start at the end of June. We are currently saving up to move to L.A. We will both find great job opportunities there. That is all for now. Thanks for all the support. <3