I recently filled you guys in on how Hudson was doing, but I failed to mention how I was handling postpartum life. I’m a little late posting this, but let’s just pretend I shared this exactly one month after having him. Deal? Deal. I mean, I’ve been busy hanging with these two instead. (No infants were harmed in the taking of this photo.)
Mind: To be completely honest, I had the “baby blues” for a few days after we brought Hudson home. I was exhausted, frustrated, and completely freaking out about how I was going to handle two boys in the house. Then, those feelings left as quickly as they came. I feel incredibly lucky this time around, because I had much more extreme emotions after having Maddux. With Hudson, it was just a short wave of hormones and it was over. Right now, I’m still tired of course, but I have a much more healthy mindset. I definitely have my moments of panic (“OMG, why is he crying? I’m the worst mom in the world!”), but it’s a whole lot more manageable. I think going into it knowing that it’s going to suck a little helps a lot. I’m totally serious, y’all. I know now to expect the unexpected and I can deal with rough days that much better. I’ve also openly asked for help this time around. Please, please, please do that if you are in the throes of newborn-ness. Trust me. It makes all the difference.
Health: Again, my biggest issue this first month was hormones. I felt a bit crazy, I got a tad (or a lot) cranky, and I had some serious night sweats. No one warned me about that last part, and it didn’t happen the first go round. It’s as glamorous as it sounds. When I’d finally get some sleep, I’d wake up looking like I’d run the entirety of Badwater while wearing a snowsuit. It was ugly. Other than that, I can’t really complain. I had the typical aches and pains after labor, but nothing to write home about. I did my best to take better care of myself this time. I didn’t even think about working out the first four weeks, I tried to rest when I could, and I attempted to make myself eat my veggies. I may or may not have had ice cream for dinner multiple times, though. Oops. I did my best.
Fitness: The only actual workout I’ve completed so far is a “fit test” just to see where I stand. It was so bleak, you guys. So bleak. Weak doesn’t even begin to describe my current state. I’ll post the results of my test along with my current pictures and stats below. I need accountability, or I’ll certainly just continue lounging around eating Cheetos like a boss.
Weight: 136 lbs Waist: 30 in Hips: 40 in Right Arm: 10 in Right Thigh: 22 in
1 Mile Run: 9:03 min Push Ups: 3 1/2 Pull Ups: Mark it zero, Dude Plank: 1:01 min
Well, that’s about it. Hopefully I’ll have some progress to report in a month or so. Until then, I’ll try to pop in when I can. Hope you all had a great weekend!