25 Days Postpartum

Well I’m 25 days postpartum and we’re all adjusting wonderfully to baby Bostin. It took Gatlin a little while to decide if he liked the new baby in the house but after 3 weeks everyday gets better and better. This was my main priority after delivery, it wasn’t to lose weight or start working out immediately postpartum. It was to make sure my babies (all 4) are happy. Oh and to establish a good milk supply… I’m pumping about 72 oz a day!!

SO that being said… IT’S TIME! 

My starting weight: 118lbs
Day of Delivery: 142lbs
25 days postpartum: 125lbs

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I’m ready! It’s been a long 26 weeks without working out. Many of you know I had to stop working out at 17 weeks pregnant because it was causing me to contract.  No matter how much water I drank or changed up my routines I still got contractions. This was somewhat devastating to me because I so badly wanted to continue working out throughout my pregnancy. But ultimately sometimes working out isn’t what is best for your body and baby. 

It’s exciting and kinda scary jumping back in. I’m like “what do I want to workout first?”…”Should I do one body part or hit everything?”… either way I’m going to be SO Sore!!! Lol! I’ve lost a lot of muscle so once I get into a routine I’m going to focus on building it back up.

After a lot of thought… my first workout will be at home. No pressure,  on my time, and definitely nothing to crazy. I know myself and if I go to my gym I’ll over do it.  I won’t be doing any direct ab movements.  My abs are trashed, I have horrible ab separation and they are sore and tender. I also have a hernia. So anything directly putting pressure on my abs could cause more damage than good.

HERE is my 1st Postpartum Workout:

★ Stretch… Stretch… Stretch!
● 5 min warm up on treadmill, fast speed walk to warm up my muscles.

● 25 body weight squats
● 10 jumping jacks
● 20 bicep curls (using dumbbells or resistance bands)
● 10 Standing Shoulder Press
● 20 alternating lunges (each leg)
● 10 push ups
● 10 body weight tricep dips (using chair)
● 10 Burpees

★ Repeat 2-3 times

My preworkout/Intraworkout mix is…
1 scoop ProSupps Karbolic strawberry popsicle
1 serving ProSupps Liquid Aminos PSXXIII Berry Flavor

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 😉

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

Postpartum Progress (first 7 days)

The first week after delivery your body goes through some crazy changes! These are the first 7 days postpartum.

My post from Instagram on May 25th….

Since I posted pregnancy updates until delivery I decided to continue to keep you all updated on what I’m doing postpartum.

I’m currently 5 days postpartum.  It’s crazy it’s almost been a week!

My starting weight: 118lbs
Day of Delivery: 142lbs
5 days postpartum: 130lbs

I’m not worried at all about my weight on the scale.  I don’t expect to see 118 for a while.  I am breastfeeding and a lot of weight is being stored there lol!

These pictures show me the day before delivery,  2 days postpartum, and 5 days postpartum.  It’s amazing how the human body can change so fast in less than a week. I do believe that breastfeeding helps speed up the process. When you breastfeed your body releases a hormone called oxytocin that causes your uterus to contract which helps with bleeding and also causes the uterus to shrink.

Aside from breastfeeding I am doing my normal daily activities. I am tracking my food intake (macros) and my calories are currently over 2500 with my fats at 60-80g, Carbs 240-260g, Protein 120g.

I have had several people ask when I’ll start working out again.  Honestly my doctor told me to listen to my body and I could be back at it before 6 weeks. However my main focus right now is establishing a good routine with my babies,  a solid milk supply/production, and soak up the newborn stage. It is my absolute favorite and this is my last baby, so I’m going to enjoy every minute of it! A 6 pack would be nice,  but it’s obviously not a priority right now 😉

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My post from Instagram on May 27th….

My starting weight: 118lbs
Day of Delivery: 142lbs
9 days postpartum: 128lbs

I’m 10 pounds away from my pre pregnancy weight. Like I posted before I’m not focused on loosing weight or getting fit right now.  I’m enjoying my babies and eating.  I know I’m burning LOTS of calories right now because I’m breastfeeding/pumping every 3-4 hours around the clock. I’m super busy with both babies. When Bostin is napping I’m playing with Gatlin… When both are napping I’m cleaning lol!!

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

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39 Weeks Pregnant!

Baby Bump #4 Update!
Going on 39 weeks pregnant!

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I can’t believe this pregnancy is almost OVER! Any day now! Which I’m both terrified and excited about. Terrified because… well, I don’t think it matters how many babies you deliver the labor part isn’t on my favorite things to do list. One second I’m like “I want this baby out!” Then as soon as I feel a contraction I’m like “nah I’m good he can stay put a few more days” lol 😉 But on the other hand I can’t wait to meet him and love on him!

By the way,  I’m a little bummed because at 37 weeks I was 1cm dilated and 50% effaced.  When I went in at 38 weeks I was only 1.5cm dilated and still 50% effaced. After looking into it more I think Benadryl is the culprit for slowly down my progress.  It is the only thing I changed and my contractions have decreased significantly. 

My nesting is full force and pretty much complete. Some of the things I checked off my “to-do” list are…
● My house has been rearranged and organized for the new baby.
● A weeks worth of meals for our family completely prepared and frozen.
● Gatlin moved into Talons room
● Newborn clothes, blankets washed
● Infant car seat ready
● Breast pump ready to go along with new bottles. (I have to pump)
● Hospital bag packed and ready

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

Current Weight: 140lbs

Gender:  Boy!!!

Baby Names: Two we have picked out are Bostin and Ryott. I’m waiting till I see his face to decide.

Baby is the size of a small watermelon!

Maternity Clothes? A few pieces but mostly yoga pants! Definitely getting uncomfortable and none of my tees fit… so I’m counting down days till I pop lol!

Sleep? What’s that? Lol I haven’t slept this entire pregnancy unless I take Benadryl or Tylenol PM.

Linea Nigra? Very light,  can’t even really see it.

Stretch Marks? Not any new just old ones.

Symptoms:
Shortness of breath, Probably due to my boobs quadrupling in size and accounting for 90% of my weight gain lol!! 😉

Heartburn/Acid Reflux has become VERY annoying. 

Braxton Hicks contractions are very frequent.

Baby boy moves like crazy, and often gets hiccups. 

Morning sickness has decided to make it’s way back into my world. Which makes eating and drinking difficult.  Same with the heartburn!

Workouts?  With getting contractions early 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).

Diet? I’m still following IIFYM, with macros at 80-100g 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.
Lately my numbers have been much lower, not by choice.  But morning sickness and acid reflux make eating near impossible right now.

Supplements?
Prenatal Pill
Vitamin E
ProSupps Liquid Aminos PSXXIII
ProSupps Karbolic
ProSupps TC-F Isolate Protein
Black Strap Molasses
Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar (helps acid reflux… among other things)

37 Weeks Pregnant!

Baby Bump #4 Update!
37 weeks pregnant… considered full term!
21 days to go!

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted an update.  I’ve been crazy busy these past couple weeks, not to mention extremely drained.  I’m hoping this little guy holds off from coming any time soon,  this momma is slacking on getting my house organized and ready for another baby. I work better under pressure so obviously waiting till last minute is something I’d totally do! Ugg 😛

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

Current Weight: 140lbs

Gender:  Boy!!!

Baby Names: Ugh this is SO hard!!!  Two we have picked out are Bostin and Ryott.

Baby is the size of a Winter Melon!

Maternity Clothes? A few pieces but mostly yoga pants! Definitely getting uncomfortable and none of my tees fit… so I’m counting down days till I pop lol!

Sleep? What’s that? Lol i haven’t slept this entire pregnancy unless I take benadryl.

Linea Nigra? Very light,  can’t even really see it.

Stretch Marks? Not any new just old ones.

Symptoms:
Shortness of breath, Probably due to my boobs quadrupling in size and accounting for 90% of my weight gain lol!! 😉

Heartburn/Acid Reflux has become VERY annoying. 

Braxton Hicks contractions are very frequent.

Baby boy moves like crazy, and often gets hiccups. 

Morning sickness has decided to make it’s way back into my world. Which makes eating and drinking difficult.  Same with the heartburn!

Workouts?  With getting contractions early 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).

Diet? I’m still following IIFYM, with macros at 80-100g 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.
Lately my numbers have been much lower, not by choice.  But morning sickness and acid reflux make eating near impossible right now.

Supplements?
Prenatal Pill
Vitamin E
ProSupps Liquid Aminos PSXXIII
ProSupps Karbolic
ProSupps TC-F Isolate Protein
Black Strap Molasses
Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar (helps acid reflux… among other things)