ELEVEN WEEKS OUT
RECOVERY | i do believe i'm starting to feel more like myself these days. i mean...don't get me wrong. i still have moments of sheer insanity and i blame that all on the breastfeeding hormones coursing through my body. but the more i consistently eat well (far less sugar) and take care of my body by getting in some sort of daily workout i find that i feel more like myself. but maybe that's just today and i'm having a good moment? let's ask my farmer.
SLEEP | my little muffin sleeps through the night...and by through the night i mean she wakes up sometime between 3 - 4 am for a little schnacky-poo. i also quit pumping once a night because i'm just too damn tired and sleep is just too damn wonderful. we also don't have any more storage in our freezer for any more milk. you know what this means? farmer and i need to go on some dates so we can get some use out of all my hard pumping work.
bottom line - i'm feeling much more well-rested.
NURSING | i'll go on record with saying round two of nursing is FAR easier than with your first child. this may be because of the personality of the child or it may be because i have previous knowledge or it may be because i'm more relaxed about the whole process or it may be because i can see my boob job at the finish line...october 2015. there's a solid chance it's a combination of all/many things.
another bottom line - it's so much easier this go-round.
i'm far less concerned with healthy boob watch 2015. i think i'm in the clear...knock on wood. (you can read about my troubles nursing kaye here and here.)
i'm down two pounds since i last reported...but really, i could care about zilch what the scale says and more about the pooch that used to be my lower abdominal area. oh...and let's not forget about my rear. i'm hoping an excessive amount of lunges will help with those.
WORKOUTS | i've really been nailing my running. i manage to get in about three to four runs per week that are about 45 minutes each. but really what i need to be doing is weight training of some sort. which brings me to...
my sister and brother-in-law got me four sessions at a cross fit gym for christmas! i fully intend on using all of those sessions in the next seven weeks...and maybe even a few more. ideally i'd love to get in twice a week for the next seven weeks, but that's a lot of boise trips and i just don't know if that's in the cards. it would require a lot of farmer babysitting...and lawd knows he already has his hands full.
SAWYER HIGHLIGHTS | if by sawyer you mean the sweetest baby that ever lived...then yes...we can talk about sawyer highlights. i literally did not know babies could be so sweet. so smiley. so happy. so chill. so...perfect. i mean...she's the very most perfect baby.
highlights include - non-stop smiling, sleeping through the night, and last week when kaye tried to feed her a blueberry. that was less of a highlight and more of a scary moment. all you need to know is kaye was trying to be sweet and sawyer survived.
KAYE HIGHLIGHTS | kaye highlight? where do i begin. a few weeks ago i was that mom with a stupid ear to ear smile on my face because my two year old skied 40 feet. i mean...you would have thought she won a gold medal at the sochi olympics. if you missed the video on instagram...see below!