Postpartum Progress- 14 days

I’m currently 14 days postpartum. Ugh my baby is already 2 weeks old!! *tears*

My starting weight: 118lbs
Day of Delivery: 142lbs
14 days postpartum: 126lbs

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Bostin is perfect,  seriously you wouldn’t even know there is a baby in our home. He sleeps pretty much all night.  I got him on a schedule of eating at 9:30/10pm, wakes at 3-4 am, then again at 7-8am! Not to shabby if you ask me ūüėČ

I’m breastfeeding/pumping every 3-4 hours around the clock. I’m extremely busy with both babies! But I’m loving it!

Working out…. even though I feel fairly good I am letting my body recuperate. My abdominals are extremely sore and tender. Probably due to  diastasis recti (ab separation), it got worse with every pregnancy especially this one. If I try to flex/tighten my abs my upper abs just below my ribs tighten but there is nothing below that.  I was told before this pregnancy I would most likely need surgery to repair them. We shall see at my  6 weeks postpartum check up.

I’m not dieting in anyway shape or form. I am tracking my food intake (macros) and my calories are currently over 2500 with my fats at 60-80g, Carbs 260-300g, Protein 120g. I’ve been upping my carbs the past few days. Remember calorie counting is a good start but it’s being consistent with your Fats, Carbs, and Protein that really make the difference. 

I’ve had several moms ask about supplements.  Right now this is what I’m taking and won’t add anything else as long as I’m breastfeeding. 

~ Prenatal pills
~ Mineral Drops (at the end of my pregnancy my eyelashes were falling out)
~ ProSupps TC-F Isolate and Whey Protein
~ ProSupps Liquid Aminos PSXXIII
~ ProSupps Karbolic

Cody Lawyer Update

You know I had to post this! The two pics on the left have gone crazy over social media.  And one of the big questions posted was “what does she look like now?” Well here ya go!

I’m going to point out some of the obvious….

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– Yes Gatlin will be 2 years old tomorrow!

– Yes the same baby gate is in the background.

-Yes I know the pics are missing the red letter dates… perk of having originals.

– Yes I know my lighting in my kitchen is never the same.

– Yes I know I still have the same pajama bottoms.

– Yes I know the red curtains separating my pantry and kitchen are no longer there. Gatlin likes to play peek-a-boo and pulled them down.

– Yes I know I got my boobs back.

– Yes Gatlin had a contagious smile.  I look like a dork in this pic but his cuteness trumps how I look.

– Yes I know I am pregnant with baby #4… shocker for many that said I was shallow,  vain,  and my kids were probably raised by nannies. Truth is my family is number 1 always.  And won’t be complete until our next little boy arrives (Due May 21st).

– I love being a mommy ‚ô•

28 Weeks Pregnant!

Baby Bump #4 Update!
28 weeks pregnant!

Beginning weight: 118lbs (height 5’1″)
Current Weight: 128lbs

Gender:  Boy!!!

Baby is the size of an Eggplant!
His current weight is approximately 2.4lbs!

Maternity Clothes? Nope not yet!

Sleep? What’s that? Lol

Linea Nigra? Nope not yet

Stretch Marks? Not any new just old ones.

Workouts?  None lately,  in previous weeks I posted about how I was getting contractions after workouts. So I slowed down. Now I am getting contractions regardless of working out ūüė¶ so I’m really taking it easy.  I want this baby to bake as long as he can! 
This has been a struggle for me, physically, mentally and emotionally.  I wanted so badly to exercise this entire pregnancy. I was in a routine of working out and I miss the energy boost I’d get and the endorphins. I see posts with other “fit moms” lifting heavy while pregnant and weeks away from delivery. But I know it’s more important for me to go full term and deliver a healthy baby. I’m playing it safe and sticking to stretching, yoga movements,  and my normal daily activities (running our gym, training clients, and chasing a toddler around lol). I telling myself I have 12 weeks left.  That is nothing compared to a lifetime.  I’ll have forever to workout after my little guy gets here! 

Diet? I’m still following IIFYM, with macros at 60-85g fats/ 400-450g carbs / 110-120g Protein / 35-50g Fiber …it’s almost become difficult to hit these daily due to my stomach shrinking or being smashed lol. NOTE: this isn’t normal for most pregnant women, I worked for months before I got pregnant to build up my metabolism.

Supplements?
Prenatal Pill
Vitamin E
ProSupps Liquid Aminos PSXXIII
ProSupps Karbolic
ProSupps TC-F Isolate Protein

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27 Weeks Pregnant!

Baby Bump #4 Update! 
27 weeks pregnant! After my last Dr appointment I go every 2 weeks now!

Beginning weight: 118lbs
Current Weight: 126lbs

Gender: Boy!!! Baby is the size of a rutabega! His Rate last appointment was 142! 

Maternity Clothes? Nope not yet!

Sleep? Not so good. 

Linea Nigra? Nope not yet

Stretch Marks? Not any new just old ones.

Workouts? Honestly my workouts lately have been training clients and running my gym. I know it’s an excuse but I get “crampy” towards the end of the day and being high risk it’s not worth it.¬†

Diet? I’m still following IIFYM, with macros at 60-85g fats/ 400-450g carbs / 110-120g Protein / 35-50g Fiber …it’s almost become difficult to hit these daily due to my stomach shrinking or being smashed lol. NOTE: this isn’t normal for most pregnant women, I worked for months before I got pregnant to build up my metabolism.

Supplements?
Prenatal Pill
Vitamin E
ProSupps Liquid Aminos PSXXIII
ProSupps Karbolic 
ProSupps TC-F Isolate Protein

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26 Weeks Pregnant!

Baby Bump #4 Update! 
26 weeks pregnant!

Beginning weight: 118lbs
Current Weight: 125lbs

Gender: Boy!!! ‚ô•‚ô°‚ô•

Symptoms:
I’ve been feeling great lately. I think my body is getting use to no sleep. Baby boy is VERY active I love feeling his little kicks even at3 :00 am lol! I only wish I had a longer torso, being 5’1″ isn’t ideal for carrying a baby.¬†

Supplements:
Prenatal pills
Vitamin E
ProSupps Liquid Aminos PSXXIII
ProSupps Karbolic 
ProSupps TC-F Isolate Protein

 

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25 Weeks Pregnant!

Baby Bump #4 Update! 
25 weeks pregnant!

Beginning weight: 118lbs
Current Weight: 125lbs

Gender: Boy!!! ‚ô•‚ô°‚ô•

Symptoms:
Tired, tired oh and did I say tired? Other than being super exhausted because of night time insomnia I’m great! My hips have really been crack-a-lakin’ lately so I feel like an old lady lol!¬†

Supplements:
Prenatal pills
Vitamin E
ProSupps Liquid Aminos PSXXIII
ProSupps Karbolic 
ProSupps TC-F Isolate Protein

 
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24 Weeks Pregnant!

Baby Bump #4 Update! 
24 weeks pregnant!

Beginning weight: 118lbs
Current Weight: 125lbs

Gender: Boy!!! ‚ô•‚ô°‚ô•

Symptoms: 
Doing great! Baby boy is growing at lightning speed and I feel him move all day long! My appetite has been decreasing a bit probably due to my stomach being smashed lol. AND on a very positive note my insomnia is getting a little better… now I wake up at 4am instead of 1am. That’s progress! My doctor did say this is very common with pregnant women he suggested taking Benadryl or Tylenol PM.¬†

Workouts:
I am slowly getting back into working out. I stopped Dec 17th because I was getting contractions afterwards. I have been doing light weight with 20-30 reps. And lots of bodyweight movements. So far so good! Also I make sure I have a gallon of water in before I even think of working out!! Even slight dehydration can cause contractions. 

Supplements:
Prenatal pills
Vitamin E
ProSupps Liquid Aminos PSXXIII
ProSupps Karbolic 
ProSupps TC-F Isolate Protein

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