Sunday, January 17, 2010


Sorry it's taken me a little while to post again! We've been getting adjusted to life with Toots this past week or so. My mom came to help two diffrent times, so that has been a big help. It hasn't been too bad, he has just had a few bad nights where he didn't sleep well but it's still difficult to adjust to being woken up every 2-3 hours for feedings. I especially have a hard time making myself take a nap during the day because I feel fine once I get up for the day, but then I am more exhausted at night.

I decided I would start doing a weekly post-partum picture as well to show y'all how my body is changing after pregnancy and to keep myself motivated to get back to pre-pregnancy shape. I'm going to start today with the very first belly picture I took when I found out I was pregnant, the last belly picture I took before delivering, and the first week of post-partum. I'm late for this week's first picture (I just took it today instead of Wednesday), so I don't know if there will be much difference between week 1 and week 2 but I didn't want to not take one this week.

First Belly Picture (June 2, 2009) (Um, who is this person? This doesn't even look like my face anymore! Ahhh...So this is the goal picture for what I want to look like again as much as possible)
Last Belly Picture (January 4, 2010)

First Post-Pregnancy Picture (January 17,2010)

I guess I should give some stats...When I took that first belly picture, I weighed approximately 134 lbs (that's what I weighed at my first doctor's appointment about a week and a half after that first picture). I gained 56 pounds while I was pregnant (my last doctor's appointment, I weighed 190 lbs). As of Friday, I was down to 160 pounds, so I have lost about 30 pounds since I had Brendan.

Saturday, we drove to Crockett so Toots could meet my Nanny, Papa, Aunt, Uncle, cousins, and my Mammaw and Pappaw. Tim's brother, Brian, also drove to Crockett for a few hours so that he could meet him as well. He had lots of new people he met this weekend! It was great to get to see everyone and introduce him to them. He had a really good night last night and slept about 3 1/2 hours at one point and the other times he ate and went back to sleep quickly, so that was really nice. We drove back to Fort Worth this afternoon, half-way through the Cowboy's game when it became apparent they weren't going to do anything worth watching!
Toot's 2 week appointment is this Thursday. He was back to 7 lbs 5 ounces this past Monday at the doctor, and I weighed him the other day when I weighed myself and, according to my scale, he was up to 8 lbs 4 ounces, but I'm not sure if that's correct or not. I'm looking forward to this appointment because I should be able to give him a bottle occassionally after he turns 2 weeks old. Breast feeding hasn't been too difficult but my nipples are pretty sore and it's just exhausting doing it every 2 to 2.5 hours so I am looking forward to being able to give him a bottle or Tim to give him a bottle every once in awhile so I can have a break.
Here's some pictures for entertainment :)

Just so y'all know that he DOES have eyes and he CAN open them....even if it's not very often! Oh, and I think he looks so hilarious/cute with this hat on. He's looking like he's not amused in this picture.

And here's an adorable smiling one!

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and has a great week! I'll try to update again sometime this week.


Bobbi Janay @When did I go from a kid to a grown up? said...

I don't know what it is about the first few weeks of Postpartum that makes your face swell I was the same way with Ian. Also he is to cute.

Sarah said...

He is adorable!!!! You better keep those pictures coming! :-)

Natalie said...

I remember the first few weeks of nursing, not easy at first, but I promise it does get easier! Brendan is so precious!

Kelli said...

He is so sweet! I know you're enjoying your time with him, even if it's hard on your body. P.S. - I love his birth announcement! Where did you get that? I've been researching and I can't find any that I like.

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