Fit Mama check-in: May 8 — The Bump
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Fit Mama check-in: May 8

Tagging in this week since I have a sleepy baby today and have time! I hope everyone is planning a treat because it's MOTHER'S DAY this weekend! I'm not a huge fan of these "made-up" holidays but I can't deny I am excited to be among those accepting a "Happy Mother's Day" this year. :)

1: How many weeks postpartum
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2: What are your goals for the week ahead
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3: How was last week?

4: share a Non-scale victory
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5: How are/have you treated your self this week?


6: 
Questions, Concerns, Rants, Raves, Randoms?

7: GTKY: What's been your favorite moment so far with your SO and LO? 
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  • korpisarkorpisar member
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    1: How many weeks postpartum? 12 weeks

    edit: the bump ate my post. Will have to repost later
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  • @npaulie so glad to hear your little guy is sleeping 6 hours! That's so great! How did he do sleeping away from home? i'm headed to my mom's house this weekend so Oscar and I will be making our first road trip together. 

    @triwellnessgirl you are right back up and going full force with your fitness! Amazing job working out so consistently - you are definitely an inspiration!

    @kjd291 good luck tomorrow at your specialist appointment - I hope you get some answers. You're definitely NOT going insane. I cannot imagine dealing with vertigo for that long - you are a trooper lady! Keep us posted, I'll be sending you good thoughts tomorrow that it all goes well! 

    Just registered for my first race of the year - 7.1 miles in mid August. It's my favorite race to run, so scenic and it's local! http://www.falmouthroadrace.com/ 

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  • serenity13serenity13 member
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    Hi ladies!!! So great to read your check ins! I just love all of your responses to #7 and how all of your husbands are so sweet with your LOs, I got a little teary eyed just now reading some of them! Also a little jealous since I don't feel like mine has warmed up yet to ours but I know over time he will (he better lol) 
    @kjd291 so glad you only have to wait one more day to see the specialist!! Praying it goes well & you get solid answers and help!! I need to do what you did with my scale too and realize it's so much more about being healthy than that silly number!
    @jenny0228 I PM'd you back this morning about the running workouts since I couldn't find the link, I think I may have missed it? and WAY TO GO on the zero sugar - that's huge!!! Hope you enjoy your dinner date tomorrow night!!
    @npaulie so happy to hear your little guy is starting to sttn for you - that's awesome!! and Congrats on your anniversary!! Glad you had a great weekend away to celebrate!
    @triwellnessgirl wow lady!! You are KILLING IT with the workouts!! Love that you have a home gym and are expanding it, such a great thing to have! I'm also jealous of your long maternity leave!

    1: How many weeks postpartum
    ? Will be 5 weeks on Thursday

    2: What are your goals for the week ahead
    ? hmm...do a short easy youtube workout each day, walk at least 1 mi/day, try to be more mindful of what I'm eating, and not step on my scale again the rest of the week.

    3: How was last week? Good overall, I've been able to fit in that quick workout I shared on here last week each day as LO has napped. I LOVE that Bodyfit by Amy channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/BodyFitByAmy) and can't wait to try out her Mommy & Me and more intense workouts once I'm officially cleared next week. I feel almost guilty for doing that little workout & doing 0.5 mile jogs sometimes when I "walk" my dog, having not been "cleared" yet but I feel like since I feel physically well enough to that I should just trust my gut and do what feels right while still not pushing it. Same way with the sex...DH & I had sex (unintentionally, we planned to wait till at least 6 weeks but then things progressed and I can't say I regret it) when I hit 4 weeks and it wasn't painful or awkward at all surprisingly, so we might try it again at least once more before my official clearance haha

    4: share a Non-scale victory
    ? I need to commit to not weighing myself more than once a week - or longer/ever... especially given my past when I spent the bulk of my teens/twenties letting the scale consume my life basically...I don't want to fall back into that unhealthy mindset. I've been weighing myself about every other day and some days the number goes in a backwards direction than what it "should" be, and I feel defeated in that moment and start thinking about restricting my eating or looking at calories in/out - which I can't do and don't want to do. So recognizing that I need to just be looking beyond the scale and putting it away for at least a while is my literal non-scale victory this week.

    5: How are/have you treated your self this week?
    ? I finished grad school last week!! Just being done feels amazing and is seriously the best treat! I feel like all the things over the years I've told myself to put off doing until I'm done (watching thing on Netflix/reading certain books/painting/coloring/spending time on Pinterest/etc etc etc) I can finally do without feeling guilty or feeling like I'm wasting time that I should be spending on school...it's great to feel like I can actually relax now (even though in reality I can't because well, I have a newborn to care for haha)

    6: 
    Questions, Concerns, Rants, Raves, Randoms? Do any of you plan to run with your dog and your baby at the same time? I walk mine around our neighborhood with the stroller & a normal leash, my dog is generally very good and wants to be right next to the stroller and goes at a good slow pace...but I used to run with my dog 5+ miles and would love to be able to take LO with us on our runs again once I start getting back to that long of a distance... I just am not sure the best way to juggle the stroller with the leash & wondering if there are any best methods you ladies know of?

    7: GTKY: What's been your favorite moment so far with your SO and LO? hmm I don't think I have a favorite moment but I did like watching DH give LO his last bath (DH's first time) and seeing DH shift from being scared to more confident by the end of it.
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  • korpisarkorpisar member
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    Lets try this again - hopefully the bump doesn't eat my post this time :)

    1: How many weeks postpartum
    ? 12 weeks 2 days

    Edit: omg it did it again!!!
    long story short as I am not re-typing everything:
    not a good week last week in terms of eating or working out. Goal is to get back on track this week - 3 workouts and tracking my food. I had 2 bday parties for DS1 on Saturday and had a 31 party on Thursday ( MIL sells 31) so it was a busy week. I go back to work Friday. I am not ready to leave Tyler and not ready to not be getting my big guy off the bus from school. I may treat myself to a new outfit for work this week. I can't believe Tyler is 3 months old this Friday!!!! Born 2/12
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  • kjd291kjd291 member
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    @korpisar sorry for the post eating!! That's the worst thing ever when it happens. Sometimes it is because of added smiley faces?? Wow! Time flies! Happy early3mo Tyler!  Hope you're back to work is a smooth transition.

    @serenity13 don't feel jealous-i had to think for a while to share anything cute ;}  I'm sure we all have many bad marita/newborn moments to share too. Hah.  most of the time DH is around honestly isn't too fun.  We had the same problem with our first go-around. "We" as a team just don't rock the newborn stage, promise it gets 100times better as they get more comfortable helping and as baby becomes less dependent on you. 
    Definitely get rid of that scale. Same issue as you in the past and stepping on it and seeing backwards numbers is the last thing I need ruining my mindset for the whole day.  I'm very glad I did! 

    I personally don't run with my babes. It's my "me time" so i rarely try.

    @jenny0228 that 7.1 looks so awesome! Maybe one day I'll drive down to the cape and try it out 
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    @jenny0228 he actually slept pretty well, we brought his bed with us and a portable white noise machine. He was out like a light!

    @kjd291 good luck with your appointment and let us know how it goes! I hope they finally figure something out!

    @korpisar ugh I hate when the bump does that. Can't believe Tyler is 3mo!!! When do you have to go back to work?

    @serenity13 you know your body best, if you're feeling fine for exercise and sex I say go for it!!

    @jenny0228 so exciting signing up for the race!! I need to find a goal like that to work towards to keep me motivated. 

    @triwellnessgirl I had a similar issue before I started BFing. Hope you figure out something that works for you!! 
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  • 1.  7w 3d!

    2. Goals:  Walk at least 10 miles.  I'm not off to a strong start this week so far.  I did nothing yesterday & have 2 appointments for Sloane so no long walk likely.   Also,  get to get in at least 1 Peloton ride & throw in some body weight resistance exercises here and there throughout the day.  Also, some meal prep!

    3. Last week:  Meh.  I got in about 5 miles of walking which was more than the week before but not nearly enough.  Never got on the Peloton (I'm struggling getting S on a schedule & to nap not on me) but I did do some quick resistance moves throughout the day here and there.  I am soooo weak and flabby but trying not to be discouraged. I'm back to BFP weight but my body composition has obviously changed.  I had gained about 15lbs from emotional eating after losses and the 6 rounds of clomid I did before the last BFP.  I'm dying to get that weight off too.

    4. Non-scale victory:  I have gone out a few times this past week with S all by myself & we survived.  Definitely helping build my Mommy confidence!

    5.  Treating myself:  I'm getting my hair done on Thursday!   My sparkles need to be gone!!  It's been 8 weeks since my last color.

    6.  My poor baby has torticollis & flat a spot on the one side from her wonky position in my ute.  She has PT twice a week.  Her first real session was yesterday & she did really well.  Her appointments will force me out of the house more which is good too!

    7.  DH is pretty attentive to her.  If I am in the middle od
    something and she starts to cry & I don't get to her fast enough he will swoop in and try to calm her.  He thinks he is a daddy whisperer until he can't get her calm & then he hands her off to me with a quickness hehe. He loves her.  it melts my heart when I hear him tell her.
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    So I went to go to the gym again today (idk if you remember my gym previously said it'd be okay if I brought LO in so long as he wasn't crying). Well, I decided to wear him in, and was just going to do the stationary bike. Not even 60 sec after I started they asked me to leave, stating no one under 15 is allowed in the gym. I had explained that I had previously asked for permission and the front desk said it was okay. Then the guy at the front desk started getting all defensive and I got pulled into the middle of him getting yelled at by the manager of the gym. So I just said "look, it's fine, I understand, I said I'd go." It was so awkward. And even though I know I shouldn't, I felt really embarrassed being asked to leave. Sooooo... going to have to find a new workout plan... :(
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  • @npaulie I'm so sorry - that sucks! Seems like that would have been a great option to wear LO on the bike. Can you work out in your flat? I personally am not good at working out at home (I can do some things in our basement though) so I get why it's important to be out of the house and somewhere with no distractions. 

    @serenity13 sorry to miss the link, haha I always do that! I PM'd you back with the link to the workouts! Hope you like them. And great job on the workouts!! I haven't tried walking my dog with LO in the stroller. She is got great at listening when she's on the leash though, so because of that I probably wouldn't chance her getting her leash wrapped around the stroller and tipping it or something. Maybe overly cautious but she can go bananas if she sees a little white dog (she hates little white dogs, idk why- she's terribly rude!)

    @kjd291 Falmouth is SUCH a fun race! Totally worth a road trip to the Cape! ;) I have my fingers crossed for you for good news at your appt today. 

    @MrsBinPA great job getting back to your BFP weight!  I got pregnant with some extra lbs on me too, from not being able to workout for 6 weeks at a time while I was taking IVF drugs before egg retrievals. Hoping to shed my baby weight and then some. 

    So I got a Fitbit, and just walking LO around the house today I've walked almost 2mi! And I have a really small house! He's so fussy yesterday and today, hating napping. Just can't get him to fall asleep for more than 15 or 30min intervals today. And he won't calm down in the carriers. MIL was going to watch him while we went out for dinner but had to cancel unless he becomes magically soothed in the next few hours. I walked almost 4mi yesterday and felt great so I was going at a pretty good clip with the stroller. Now today, bright red blood. UGH. Curious what I will learn at appt tomorrow or if my OB will tell me I'm overdoing it. Fairly certain she will because why else would I still be bleeding at 6 weeks. I need to get back to working out... my mental state is really suffering. I mean, it's hard with a newborn but I feel WAY more stressed than I think I would be if I could just empty the tank once in a while. 
  • kjd291kjd291 member
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    The ENT doc i saw today was a JERK. Such awful bedside manner. I told him my story, he looked in my ears, nose and throat... made me stand with my eyes closed...(which took all of five minutes after I waited 30-40 to see him)  then said "well you look fine, so we'll get you out of here"
    Like... dude! I didn't come to an ENT specialist for you to do the same exact thing my primary care did and dismiss my symptoms. 
    He said there is a really really rare syndrome called mal debarqument where people feel the sensation of rocking for extended periods of time -(after being on a cruise ship,
    so not sure how that relates to childbirth) and so it could, maybe, possibly, be that,  if it's that it'll go away in months-year with really bad episodes.
    i started crying and, when he said nothing except to look awkwardly at me weeping, said that it's been a really long two months taking care of my two kids. 
    He responded with, "yes, there's a saying one kid is one kid and adjusting to two feels like ten" and walked out the door. WTHeckkk. 
    Followup with my primary care on Friday to see if she agrees and thinks we should do anything else. I think I'm going to at least ask about Nero meds to calm the symptoms because the anxiety and panic attacks because of it are getting worse. 
  • npaulienpaulie member
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    @kjd291 just posted this on FB, but SOO sorry to hear you had such a jerk face doctor. It's really frustrating not being listened to, especially with something so important. 

    Also @vino831 just responding here in the newer post, I'm so sorry to hear about your FIL. That must be difficult with your DH throwing himself into work and the gym. Thinking of you guys!!! But so glad to hear that you feel like you're getting into a routine. 
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  • kjd291kjd291 member
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    @npaulie thank you! And-im m so sorry about your gym excursion! That's so not okay that they changed their approval of your bringing your little guy and put you in that awkward situation. 
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    @kjd291 thanks!! Yeah, it's a bit frustrating. And @jenny0228 what I'm thinking about doing is getting some resistance bands to do at home workouts on days DH can't get home early enough from work for me to go in. So will have to try to experiment with a few different things 
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  • Whaaaaaaat. Oh @kjd291 noooooooo. I'm so sorry lady. Ugh!!! At your follow up, I hope they take your symptoms more seriously. Even if the issue is not threatening your health in a serious way in the eyes of the doctor, if it's making you anxious or impacting your day to day life, that's all part of your overall health! I know I've mentioned it before but my PP blood pressure issue gave me so much panic - so in a way, I totally relate. It just sucks having no answers. Big hugs- let us know how Friday goes. Maybe acupuncture or other non traditional options could work in conjunction? 

    @npaulie resistance bands can be so great! They are really hard! And they are super cheap online. I hope you can find a solution that works for you. 

    Guys are we ready for a PP challenge?? I'm down to repeat the pregnancy ones maybe? I think we did the push up challenge first? Maybe start next week once @serenity13 and I clear our 6 weeks? I am craving some sort of structure!! 
  • Ok, so I still haven't been added to the FB group and I'm starting to take it personal ;)
    Seriously though, I feel like I'm missing out.... waaaaaaaah :(
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  • @kjd291 THAT IS CRAAAAZY!! What in the world?????? Now what??? Ugh.... I'm frustrated for you!!!
  • @npaulie That really stinks!!! I hope you're able to figure something else out that will work for you. Haven't the equipment at home has been a dream. So so so much easier!!! I never thought I'd be a "home-worker-outer" but I am and I love it! I don't miss the gym one bit!
  • @jenny0228 way to go on the Fitbit! I think tracking / monitoring makes a big difference. I find it to be motivating and keeps me focused!!!! 
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  • I got cleared to work out!! To run and slowly work up to CrossFit! Woohoo!  I'm headed out of town for the weekend, but when I get back, Monday I can finally start blasting off my my midsection. I'm cleared for core work too. I'm just supposed to very very slowly ramp up with the lifting and listen to my body. Headed off on a solo 2.5hr road trip with Oscar to my mom's house for the weekend! 

    I saw the doctor that did my c-section for my 6 week appt today. She was so apologetic about my experience in the hospital, she clearly just felt so badly that I had such a scary (and prolonged) go of it. Although it wasn't her fault. I don't really blame anyone. It just was what it was. I did start crying in the office when she asked me if I was ok with my decision to formula feed. I mean, I'm still not OK with it - and I still get very emotional when I talk about it. I think I worried her because of course she's trying to look for signs of PP depression. But I think I convinced her I'm not depressed, I'm just disappointed and I'm not over it yet. I will be. I'm just not there yet. I think working out will help me get over it. 
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    @jenny0228 so exciting to hear that you were cleared for exercise. Good luck on your road trip!! Hopefully it'll help you to deal with the frustration you're experiencing. I know it's always hard when things don't turn out how you expect 
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  • That is SO AWESOME @jenny0228 !!!!! What a difference it makes to get back into an exercise rhythm. I'm so happy for you!!!
     Have fun on your trip! Can't wait to wait to hear how much Oscar enjoyed it!!
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    Ok, so I still haven't been added to the FB group and I'm starting to take it personal ;)
    Seriously though, I feel like I'm missing out.... waaaaaaaah :(
    Has Kelly private messaged you on here? And the you get an email sent to the one that's associated with your FB
  • kjd291 said:
    Ok, so I still haven't been added to the FB group and I'm starting to take it personal ;)
    Seriously though, I feel like I'm missing out.... waaaaaaaah :(
    Has Kelly private messaged you on here? And the you get an email sent to the one that's associated with your FB
    Hi @kjd291 !!
    unfortuantely I haven't gotten a private message from her on here or on my FB email. I've been checking!
  • @triwellnessgirl That's weird...I messaged her a few days ago and she added me almost right away!  I just looked and it seems like you posted on her wall not sent her a message because when you click on her name I can see what you said to her...not sure how posting on the wall works, maybe she didn't see it, but did you try clicking the message button at the top to send her a message? 
  • So sorry @kjd291 about your appt! I hope your family dr has some next steps for you.

    awesome job working out @triwellnessgirl!

    sorry about the gym @npaulie that's too bad they won't let you bring LO now

    @jenny0228 glad you have the all clear for working out. I hope working out helps you.

    i am currently at work boooo. First day back but i surprisingly feel ok with it. My mom is watching Tyler for today and next week at home and then we have a nanny starting. We are trying to figure out his schedule so I can leave a good schedule for the nanny for feedings and nap. I didn't do that at all while I was off - I am a more feed the baby when he seems hungry. 
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  • @triwellnessgirl That's weird...I messaged her a few days ago and she added me almost right away!  I just looked and it seems like you posted on her wall not sent her a message because when you click on her name I can see what you said to her...not sure how posting on the wall works, maybe she didn't see it, but did you try clicking the message button at the top to send her a message? 
    Oh wow! Thanks so much! I didn't realize I had done that. I just sent her a message, the right way!!!! LOL
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    @triwellnessgirl Glad I could help! I just thought it was weird since she added me so quickly and I was sure it was nothing personal! Haha!

    ETA: Hope to see you over there soon! (Since the Bump ate it the first time I typed it!)
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  • @triwellnessgirl she hasn't added me or messaged me either.

    @jenny0228 yay for being cleared!  What did the OB say about your bleeding?  It is possible you got a period because of the formula feeding?  

    I have had so many appointments with S that my workouts have been non existent this week so far.  She is also SUPER needy the last couple of days.  I suspect she is either having a growth spurt,  leap 2 or both.  
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    BFP#2: 10/28/15    MC: 11/24/15
    BFP#3:  3/20/16     MC: 4/26/16
    BFP#4:  7/15/16     DD: 3/18/17
    BFP#5:  5/1/18     EDD: 1/12/19
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  • Glad to know it's not just me @MrsBinPA ;)
    and I'm sure you'll be back on track with your workouts in no time!!! Hugs!
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    Guys!! I finally found my first PP goal to work towards!! I don't know if you remember, but before I got pregnant I was on a dragon boat team here. Well, turns out there's a huge international regatta in September, so I'm going to rejoin the newbie team (and hopefully work my way up to the competitive boat again) to try to race in September!! Decided I'm going to start practicing with them again at the end of June when I'm back from my visit home. I'm feeling so excited!!! 
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  • Wow! That's huge & so exciting @npaulie !!!!! Way to go to making that commitment. You're awesome! Can't wait to follow your training! Enjoy!!!!
  • kjd291kjd291 member
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    @npaulie that is SOO cool!! I do remember you mentioning it before. I can't wait to hear about it! 

    When do you head home for your visit!?
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    Thanks ladies!! 

    @kjd291 we're flying home June first. A bit nervous about traveling so long with a newborn and dealing with a layover. But I've been told traveling with them at this age is as easy as it's going to get. Going to just wear him the whole time I think. Unless I get kicked off an airplane for that... Hahahaha (just kidding hope none of you ladies work in air travel)
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  • Can't wait to hear how it goes @npaulie. I've heard to nurse babies at take-off and descent to help them with any ear pain!!! Would love to hear any other tips you come across for flying with a little one!! 
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    @npaulie excited for you! Yes! A great time to travel with him - I'm sure he'll do great! So much easier than when they need to be entertained and kept from throwing temper tantrums!
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  • Wishing everyone a wonderful Mommy's Day!!! Hope it's amazing!! What's everyone's plans? 
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