You guys – I finally caught a smile on camera! Is this not the cutest thing ever?! I mean, I know I’m biased, but ahhhh. Melts my heart every time. 🙂
It’s so fun to see Riese get more and more interactive with us as time passes! I can’t believe she will already be 7 weeks old tomorrow. Crazy!
She doesn’t get super milk drunk and fall asleep on me quite as often now since she’s more alert/active during the day, but yesterday afternoon we had some nice milk drunk action happening. So sweet. I’ll miss this when she’s older. <3
ALSO: she slept from 10:45 until 3:30 last night! And then again from 4:45 to 8. Oh sleep, you are awesome. I’m sure that won’t continue but we can always hope, right? 🙂 She’s so cute in the mornings – it’s her favorite time of day. I love giving her little kisses and rubs and watching her interact back with us through squirms, kicks, smiles, and squeaks.
We have to take her to the hospital tomorrow morning for a hip ultrasound – I guess hip dysplasia is common in Frank breech babies, so our pediatrician wanted to do some extra testing just to be sure everything looks okay. Fingers crossed! From feeling around on the outside he said everything seems fine but better to be cautious!
In other exciting news, the weather has been warm enough this week to resume our family walks! Hooray! So nice to get the fresh air and all be together vs. one of us going out solo because it’s too cold for Riese.
I’m still experimenting with baby wearing/wraps – stay tuned for a post on that as soon as I try them all! Hopefully it will stay warmer so I can keep testing them out on walks.
Matt and I have also done some nice trading off this week to give the other a little bit of “me time”. On Tuesday night, Matt grabbed dinner out with a buddy, and my mom came over to keep me and Riese company. We ordered Sushi Rock through Uber Eats… yummy! So obsessed with sushi now that I can have it again!
I didn’t quite finish it all so I had the leftovers the next day for lunch, plus some salad.
Yesterday we did some more trading off – Matt went out for a massage and a haircut in the early afternoon, and then I went to a hot yoga class in the evening! This was my first hot yoga class in about a year and it felt soooo good to sweat and stretch. I love hot yoga when it’s cold outside, and it’s nice going at night to wind down from the day, too. I’ve been trying to do more stretching/yoga at home, but I have such a hard time focusing and not getting distracted and it doesn’t give me that same calm/zen time that a studio class does. So, getting out to a studio is quite the treat! Here I am after class rocking a tomato face and a cute tank that my sister-in-law got me for Christmas. (It says “Strong as a Mother”!) Also, fun fact: I can’t stand wearing tights or even capris to hot yoga. I have to wear spandex shorts. Anyone else?! Pretty much everyone in the class was wearing full tights – I don’t know how they stand it!!
Speaking of fitness, I had my first postnatal appointment with a PT specializing in women’s health this week! She did an hour long assessment of how my body is healing up after pregnancy and the C section, and it seems things are going well in terms of recovery! I have about 1 finger of ab separation, which she says is mild, and it’s up by my ribs vs. down lower, which makes sense because my rib area has felt a little weird/popped out. Lower down she says things feel like they have come back together already which is great, and I don’t have any signs of pelvic floor issues either (those are less likely with a scheduled C section since you aren’t actively laboring, but it can still be an issue given you still had a big weight sitting on your pelvic floor for months). I asked her what sort of stuff I need to be modifying/cautious of, and she wants me to come back next week so she can see me in action to determine how my body is handling the load from certain moves. Basically, she said there’s not really a one-size-fits-all recommendation for what you should and shouldn’t do post-pregnancy – there are certain things to be slow and cautious with (like getting back into impact exercises like running), but it really depends how your particular body is handling it (or not handling it). So, I go back on Tuesday and will hopefully have a better idea then of how to move forward! Also, funny story: when I tried to assess myself for ab separation using online instructions, I totally thought I had like 4 fingers separation just above my belly button because obviously I had no idea what I was doing. So, it’s worth going to an expert because you might not be checking yourself correctly. 🙂
Have a great day guys!