Hi guys! This little nugget is officially 2 months old today – where does the time go?! Her legs have gotten so strong – she can hold her weight up on her own now so long as we hold onto her for balance, and her neck control is getting pretty good, too. She’s looking so old – ahhh! You can’t tell in these photos, but she has hair coming in in front now too. 🙂
We tried to get a cute 2 month photo last night but obviously she wasn’t feeling it and this was the best we got before she started crying. Oh well! These photos are much more “real life” anyway. 🙂 I wanted to try again this morning but she’s sleeping right now and I’m definitely not about to wake her up for a photo!
Matt’s parents are coming this weekend to see her again, which will be fun. They haven’t seen her since she was 1 week old – she’s so much more alert and interactive now!
Speaking of baby stuff, I tried out a new carrier yesterday – the Boba 4G Carrier, which was a baby shower gift from our registry.
I put Riese in her little snowsuit and put a hat on her since it was pretty cold out yesterday, and she seemed to really enjoy it! I loved this carrier, too – it felt way better on my back than some of the wraps I’ve tried have. Much more supportive! It might be hard to put on by myself, though, since there’s a strap at the top in back I’m not sure I can reach – I’ll have to try it solo and report back. (If any of you have it, any thoughts on ease of putting it on solo?) Initial impression is 2 thumbs up though!
After the walk yesterday we fueled back up with some taco salads – we had just enough leftovers from our taco night to make two salads. Perfect! The salads had chopped baby spinach, ground meat, tomato, cheese, avocado, green pepper, hot sauce, and some crumbled up hard taco shells for crunch. Hit the spot!
As for last night, we threw together a stir fry – we had some frozen beef strips to use up (yep, more frozen meat leftover from my pregnancy aversion days), some rice noodles in the pantry, and some frozen veggies hanging out – easy! Matt made some sort of Asian-y sauce to go with it that was good, too – I think it was similar to the sauce for my Sheet Pan Asian Salmon.
In other news, this morning I made it to my first postpartum strength/cardio class! Chelsea and I met up for the 7 a.m. class at Bodymass Gym, which is one of our faves. I had actually only ever been there while pregnant since we just discovered it last year, so it was fun to go not pregnant! Step ups are still hard but MAN are they a lot easier than they were last time I did them with a big pregnant belly on board!
I modified some stuff (for example, instead of crunches I did tabletop and lifted alternating legs and arms), and went a little slower and used lighter weights so I could focus on form, but I actually felt really good! Like I was saying yesterday my body is really starting to feel more like my own again, which is nice. Chelsea and I got coffee after, too, which is our favorite post-workout Friday tradition! 🙂
Riese actually helped me out by timing her feeds well for the workout – we got her to bed around 9:15 (and I went to bed, too), she was up at 2 a.m. to eat, and then not again until 5:30, which was about when I was going to get up to get ready for the workout. She only fed on one side, though, so I ended up scrambling and doing a really short/quick pumping session before leaving just so my one boob wasn’t super full and uncomfortable during the workout. Morning logistics are a lot more complicated than they used to be, ha!
I was shockingly on time to pick Chelsea up, though, thanks to some scrambling and the fact that I ate my quick pre-workout breakfast (toast with nut butter and banana) with one hand while pumping. Whatever works!
As for my post-workout breakfast, when I got home around 8:30 Matt and Riese were just waking up – perfect timing! I fed her while he made us these epic egg, tomato, avocado, cheese, and bacon sandwiches. Soooo good.
Today is Matt’s last day of paternity leave – nooo! I have a bunch of work to do, but for now it’s time to go take advantage with a walk since the weather is looking lovely and much warmer out there!
Have a great weekend and I’ll see you guys back here on Monday. 🙂
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