Friday, April 24, 2009

Day 5

Hi Bloggy friends, baby is born and 5 days old. We have a lovely daughter Harper Danielle. Born 4/19 at 6:06 pm, 6 lbs 15 oz, 20 inches long. You can read the birth story on my baby blog if you are interested.
I love being her mom, she is super funny and easy going and I look very forward to the next 12 weeks (at least) that we get to spend together. Feeding her is definitely a full time job and nothing prepares you for the amount of time it takes you to feed a baby, especially if you decide to breast feed, think 8-10 hours a day doing something boob related. But it's worth it, she's the best.

Today I started on my long road back to pre baby body. I am left with a spare tire around my belly and giant thunder thighs. No worries, just the facts. I circled today on the calendar, had some reeses cups last night and today start my better eating plan. No more junk, its off limits. I can't do much excercise for awhile obviously. Today we took a 1 mile walk. It was a teeny bit tiring, not too bad. When I got home my abs ached a little bit. I am going to focus on walking and lifting light weights for the next few weeks. I'm not supposed to run until my 6 week checkup. I doubt I'll wait quite that long, but can see myself waiting at least a month before I even attempt a run/walk. It's amazing how deflated your entire center feels.


cdnhollywood said...

Congratulations! She's adorable, and you look like you're doing just fine. But don't forget to take care of yourself too - you've got 2 to care for.

BTW, Chariot carriers are great! :D

Trishie said...

She's LOVELY, monica - congratulations !!

Mike said...

She's beautiful!!! Congratulations!!!

triguyjt said...

congrats on the gorgeous little girl

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Marathons so far

  • Sept 2012 - Corning, NY - TBD
  • April 2012 - Louisville, KY - TBD
  • Sept 2011 - Erie PA - 4:25
  • June 2011 - South Bend IN - 5 hrs+ (it was 98 degrees!)
  • Dec 2010 - Rehoboth Beach DE - 4:26:06
  • Nov 2010 - Huntington WV - 4:11:44
  • Oct 2009 - Towpath - Cleveland area OH - 4:30:35

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