Friday, January 29, 2010

I Broke Down and Joined Weight Watchers

Through out the course of my pregnancy I gained a total of 60 lbs. Whoops. Initially I was nervous that I would never lose the weight. But surprisingly, 2 weeks post partum I dropped 47 lbs with 13 lbs remaining. I was impressed with myself to say the least. I thought the remaining 13 lbs would be a breeze to lose. I had no idea why people had such a hard time losing that "stubborn" pregnancy weight.

But now I know exactly what they were talking about. Eight weeks post partum I now have 15 lbs to lose......not 13 lbs. Yes, I gained weight. I wasn't prepared to GAIN weight especially while breastfeeding. Everyone swore to me I would drop the weight quickly if I breastfeed. The thing that makes this super frustrating is I am not eating bad at all. I'll admit that at the end of my pregnancy I ate horribly. I ate anything and everything I wanted. I used pregnancy as my justification to eat like a pig. But now I have self control. Now I am conscience of everything I put into my mouth.

So, in desperation I have joined Weight Watchers Online. At this point I just want to see the scale go in the opposite direction. They have a plan for breastfeeding mothers so I thought I would give it a shot for 3 months. Wish me luck to drop these remaining 15 lbs!!!

Macy's Birth Announcements Are In!!

Last week I ordered Birth Announcements for Macy and they finally came in!! They turned out great and she looks so cute!! The picture was taken at JC Penny when she was three weeks old. Now that she is 7 weeks old (almost 8) she looks so different. Sniff, sniff - my little girl is not so little anymore! Now I just have to get to work on addressing all the envelopes and getting them out in the mail.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

My First Week Back to Work :(

I am sad to say that my Maternity Leave is up and I am back to work. It's day three and it hasn't gotten much better. I still get teary eyed when I leave Miss Macy in the morning with the baby sitter. The good news is we found someone to care for her who is great! The bad news is I have 9 less hours a day to spend with Macy. I can't believe how much I miss her. I wonder how moms across America do it everyday!!

On Monday I broke down and called the sitter to ask if I could spend my lunch break with Macy. But I have decided that I shouldn't make a habit of that because I don't want to invade the sitter's home. Now I have resorted to texting the sitter a few times a day to check up on my baby girl which seems like less of an invasion on the sitter....or at least I hope!
In other news, Macy is growing like a weed!! At her first week appointment Macy's weight dropped to 7lbs 3oz so the doctor had me supplement her with formula and the following week, Macy was up to 7 lbs 12 oz. At her 3 week appointment, Macy was up to 8 lbs 4 oz and she was FINALLY back up to her birth weight. At her one month appointment Macy weight 9 lbs even. Unfortunately, I am still having to supplement Macy with formula as my milk supply hasn't completely caught up with her intake. But I am still determined to make breast feeding work, so hopefully we'll get in sync soon! Macy has her 2 month appointment next Friday where she will be getting more vaccinations......which I think is worse on me than on her!! It breaks my heart to see her face when they prick her with a needle! She has no idea what's coming!
Here are some more pics of Macy! Sorry about the quality, they were taken on my cell phone.