Postpartum Update: 3 Months
Yesterday’s Workout: 5 mile run/3.5 mile stroller walk
Every time I peek into L’s crib, I stand in awe of how much he has grown over the past 3 months. He looked so small and little the first night he came home and now our little man is over 24 inches long and almost 13 lbs. Time has never flown so fast in my life and I’ve enjoyed every hard, joyous and happy moment of it.
At 3 months, L is rolling over, smiling, enjoying tummy time and only getting up once per night. Two weeks ago, my dad was visiting and got L to laugh for the first time. My dad was so excited and told my mother that a smile came to his face every time he thought of how he made L laugh.
Lucas tried out the swimming pool for the 1st time on July 4th and loved it. I can’t wait to start taking him to the gym’s pool because, at 3 months, he is finally old enough to go! He still enjoys our BOB runs and has even become more dependent upon that morning routine. Babies do not know days off.
L at 3 months – L is a happy guy who only cries when he is hungry or tired. I have come to accept that my little guy just doesn’t need a lot of sleep. He goes to bed between 8-9pm, wakes up at 5am and has only one nap per day that usually lasts for 2-3 hours. During his awake hours he isn’t cranky or irritable from his sleep schedule so I guess this is how much sleep he needs.
L continues to eat like a champ and we are starting to move from 4 ounces per feeding to 6. Our pediatrician has us starting rice cereal at 4 months and I can’t wait. He already stares down our food at dinner time so I’m hoping his good eating habits continue.
L has also had no hair loss and I’m thinking it’s probably not going to fall out. His hair is getting longer and thicker instead.
How Am I Feeling? – My body is 100% healed but I can still have some emotional moments. I didn’t experience the baby blues but I am known to cry at Sesame Street songs and couldn’t hold back that tears when L got his 2 month shots. When my hormones regulate themselves, I am sure this will stop.
How Have I Changed? – After zero weight loss during my 2nd postpartum month, I decided that I needed to start dieting to get more weight off. I joined Calorie King two weeks ago and have since lost 5 lbs. Calorie counting isn’t too bad and I’m not hating it at all. It’s actually making me realize that I was needing more fruits and veggies in my diet. I will continue with Calorie King until I reach my goal weight.
Workouts – July to date, I’ve run 63 miles and L has been with me for about 90% of them. He still loves the BOB and I’m loving having him as a running buddy. When I’ve run without him, I really miss him and my runs feel much longer. On Monday, I am starting Tina Reale’s Best Body Bootcamp and I’m hoping to tone up a bit. My stomach is almost back down to pre-baby size but I definitely need some tone.
Life in the Run Bake Race Household – My husband and I are having so much fun with L. We don’t remember life before him and feel blessed every day to have him in our lives. When people ask my husband his thoughts on being a parent, he says …”I knew it would be great but being a parent has surpassed my expectations and it is awesome.” Swoon
L’s 3 month likes – BOB runs, stroller rides as a big boy (bassinet is dunzo), playmat, looking in the mirror, sitting in his BUMBO chair, Sesame Street tunes especially Ernie’s songs, being outside, sitting on my parents’ screened-in porch and bath time.
L’s 3 month dislikes – THE CAR!!! Ughh, he hates the car with a passion. As soon as I click the car seat in the car he starts screaming and he doesn’t stop till he is out of the car. He screams so hard and loud that he will make himself vomit. It makes for some miserable car rides for me and other times, it makes me so miserable that I am laughing at it. You would think he would eventually pass out from the crying, but no, he is one determined little guy. I try to space out his car rides. If we have one heavy cry riding day, the next I try to take him as little as possible. I don’t know if this is more for his sanity or mine.
With so many smiles and giggles this month, I can’t wait to see what month 4 brings.