Well here we are. I had a baby 4 weeks ago. When I was pregnant, I wondered what postpartum recovery would be like. It seemed like most people didn’t talk about it. So I’m talking about it.
I actually feel like I recovered pretty quickly. I wanted to get up and walk the day after giving birth.
I also didn’t gain a ton of weight- about 25 pounds.
I had a pretty normal vaginal delivery. While it was long, it was standard- epidural, not a ton of pushing, not a ton of trauma.
I didn’t have much pain. My back hurt after delivery (and to be honest, it isn’t totally back to normal yet), and my lady parts needed some ice for a few days. Some of my postpartum must haves were Earth Mama Angel Baby New Mama Bottom Spray and their Natural Nipple Balm.
When we got home, I tried to get outside every chance I could. I knew the walking, the fresh air and the sunshine would do me well.
I tried to just eat well- without too many bad snacks. I had eaten well from the gestational diabetes diet…so I didn’t want to throw myself back into junk food.
Thanks to all of that, I’m down to prebaby weight at 4 weeks.
I was SO READY to get back into my regular clothes. I have a great closet full of clothes I haven’t worn all year. I was ready to box up my maternity clothes. And that’s what I’ve done. From work clothes, summer casual clothes, swimwear, workout clothes, pajamas…it’s all in this box. We think we are a one kid family, but just in case God has other plans, I’m not getting rid of this stuff just yet. To the barn it goes!
So once i get cleared to work out again (I feel up to it, but I’m not doing anything without my doctor’s approval), I will go back to my Beachbody workouts at home. I’m gonna start with Country Heat!