Ok, well I didn’t JUST have a baby, but I did have one about 6 months ago. And during those 6 months I’ve managed to drop about 12 kilos just by giving birth, and another 4 kilos just from breastfeeding, leaving just 1 kilo left to lose to get back to my ‘pre-baby weight’. Then my milk supply started dwindling, but my food consumption stayed the same and I may have put on a couple of kilos.
At Christmas, when Sophie was all of about 10 weeks old, my Nanna (who by the way is all but blind), said to me, Gee you look like you’ve put on some weight. Um yes Nanna that would be because I’ve just had a baby. ‘So’, she replied. So, I’m pretty sure that at 10 weeks old I’m more than entitled to be carrying some extra curves.
But now a few months later, how long can I keep saying (mainly to myself) I’ve just had a baby. No need to hurry back into the old pair of jeans, clearly it’s much easier to just go and buy bigger clothes.
In the old days, as in pre Sophie I would have worried about my extra little tummy. Not enough to hit the gym, but worried nonetheless. But now while it bothers me a little that I have a muffin top in my old pair of jeans, I figured this is just me now. I’m a mum, who has never liked exercise anyway. I walk everyday with Sophie in the pram, and Jack the dog trotting alongside. I mean it’s no biggest loser workout, but it’s some fresh air and a stroll nonetheless.
I could walk more, I could eat less, I could drink more water, I could eat more fruit and less cupcakes and brownies, but that just wouldn’t be any fun now would it?…
Did you lose all your ‘baby weight’? Did it bother you, or were you happy to accept the new you?