Feeling better

I’m feeling a heck of a lot better. A bit more each day. My appetite is back, to some degree. I’m eating 3 meals a day, and actually am hungry at breakfast. 

I gained 37 pounds during the pregnancy, and have lost about 25 since Jamie was born. That really surprised me. I know the not-eating problem has contributed to it, but I think a lot of it’s just good genes. Speaking of genes, I can’t quite fit into my pre-pregnancy jeans (see what I did there with the homonyms?) – I can zip them up but I have a little pooch hanging over and it’s tight in the butt. The average woman takes 6 to 9 months to lose the baby weight. I think it might go a little faster for me, especially if I start back up with my yoga classes and take regular walks.

Actually, though, I don’t really care if or when the rest of it comes off. I love not caring about my weight!! I think I look damn good for someone who just gave birth a week and a half ago.


  1. carrie

    So glad you’re feeling better. All of parenting is an emotional roller coaster ride. A really good one though! Some of us even get back in line for multiple rides. Two times, two sexes is totally enough for me. There was a time, not so long ago, when I thought, “we should have another baby” because it seems like you’d almost have to get the third one exactly right and you would be the perfect parent. I’m sure that was just hormones talking. At 43 I have different hormones now and I am grateful that they don’t say “BABY” to me. (They do, however, say equally awful/interesting things!)

  2. Katy

    I can’t figure out why anyone would choose to go through pregnancy, birth, and then the early sleepless frustrating weeks with a newborn baby, more than once. I’m sure I’ll eventually have a rose-colored view of this time, but right now it’s hard to fathom.

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