Sam is One Month Old! (Aug 26)

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My Age: 1 month
My Height: 22″
My Weight: 9 lbs
My Likes: baby bouncer, play gym, tummy time, eating, snuggles, bath time, being swaddled, being worn (baby carrier), pacifiers
My Dislikes: diaper changes, sponge baths, dairy & soy, having lotion put on
Accomplishments: I smiled! Posed for newborn pictures, started sleeping in 3 hour blocks (mostly)

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Brief Update

well, Sam is almost 4 weeks old and he seems to struggle more daily, inconsolable and gassy and spit-uppy and I cut out so much from my diet over the last five days, including coffe, but to no avail so we started him on a formula for babies with milk and soy allergies tonight. Even enfamil gentle ease upset his sensitive little tummy, so hopefully this helps. I’ll keep pumping in the meantime in case it’s not the answer so I don’t lose my supply, but it’s been 20 hours since he last slept other than brief stints in our arms between bouts of upset so as of now, I just hope this works. I guess it’s typical for things to get worse and worse with food intolerances so it would make sense.

I’m 2 lbs from my pre-baby weight, but still have this awkward c-section apron belly thing, though it’s quite small now. So 33 lbs down, 2 to go, 141 lbs at 3w4d post-partum. I can’t wait until I can run again though who knows when I’ll have the time.

We got newborn pictures done yesterday, they are absolutely adorable and I’ll share a couple when we get them in a few weeks.

10 Day Post-Partum Style and Shrink Down

The last time I took a belly measurement I was 36 weeks pregnant, with polyhydramnios and a 7 pound little one in there. It measured, at it’s largest point, an impressive 42.5 inches. My fundal height topped off the day before my water broke at 40.5cm. Do you know why I like these numbers? Because everything else sounds pretty good in comparison! Oh, and thanks to 8 lbs of swelling/water retention (omg cankles and silly putty feet) in my last week and a half of pregnancy I maxed out at 174 lbs, bringing my total weight gain to 35 lbs. Thanks to the bounty of iv fluids I received during my Pitocin-fueled labor and C-section and in the days after, I’m still sporting baseballs in place of my ankles but the weight has melted steadily off elsewhere.

10 days PP    10daysPP

I kept track of my weight loss since I left the hospital (3 days PP), maybe it’ll give another woman some idea what to expect (if you’ve been pumped full of fluid).

3 days PP: 165 lb (down 9)

5 days PP: 162 lbs    6 days PP: 160 lbs

One Week Post-partum: 158 lbs (down 16 lbs)

8 days PP: 155 lbs     9 days PP: 152 lbs     10 days PP: 151 lbs (down 23, 14 to go!)

I took a few other measurements to compare with later, they’ve likely already changed a good deal as  swelling has gone down, I’ll measure again around 2 weeks out. These are at 6 days post-partum and 160 lbs:

rib cage: 33″

chest: 41″

waist: 36.5″

hips: 39″

hips: 39″