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Old 02-25-2012, 06:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Baby Boy has been born! Postpartum period begins!

Hi everyone! Our baby son was born on Valentine's Day at 38 weeks! 8 lb 6 oz!

Every day I'm feeling stronger but I'm still mostly taking is super easy, sort of on couch/bed rest until my lochia stops. I "lost" almost 20 pounds (12-13 on delivery day, then 6-7 more from fluid and blood loss) and so now I'm about at my baseline, about 7 pounds above pre-pregnancy weight.

More than just weight, I'm not thrilled about my skin and lack of muscle tone and lovely cushiony "maternal stores" covering everything, but I figure in a month or so I can build up to working out and building muscle.

I'm also breast feeding which they say burns calories, but when I BF my first child I didn't lose weight until I weaned, maybe b/c I was overeating or maybe b/c my boobs were so big I didn't want to do cardio, or maybe b/c the lactating hormones made me retain my nice cushion of "maternal stores."

For now I'm going to try to eat healthy and rest, and not GAIN any weight from overeating!

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