Eat, sleep, pee repeat…

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My little sleeping beauty….

I can’t believe how much I love that precious little girl. She’s turned me into a softy, that’s for sure. Both in by heart and my backside, but we’re working on the latter.

I had a freak out moment. I worked out and Stasia started crying during my WOD. I let her cry and hopped in the shower. She was in her crib with the door almost shut. So I hurried in the shower and when I got Stasia was quiet. So I went to go check on her and her door was open. My heart stopped cuz I thought Chevy (my German Shepard) had gotten her. I turned the corner into her room, naked as a jay bird to find Fallon awkwardly holding Stasia. It took a while for my heart rate to come down.

So I guess I forgot to hit post yesterday. So I guess I’ll just continue….

So I thought I would get a chance to sleep in a bit. Missy didn’t wake up till 3am then at 6. So I figured she’d be good till after 9. Well I don’t think she went to sleep and then the jackass neighbor behind us started hammering his deck before 8am. I call him a jackass because he still owes us $500 for the fence.

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So I made it to the gym this evening. I loathe Tabata! But I hope it’ll do some good for me. I did some body weight stuff and some light weight squats. I had an interruption and that resulted in…

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I guess she was hungry. She ate 5.5oz. So I ended my WOD with a 10min row. I wish I could say I did it without stopping, but I took a break 😔. Maybe next time. I have to figure out what is best for me. I need to work on both strength and endurance. I just don’t know what is the best route to get there. I’ve never been good at cardio, therefor I think I need a bunch of work in that dept. my strength has decreased so much I don’t even know what to do about that. I never thought that 9 months would have made me this bad. I was PRing my snatch and clean & jerk in aug. I just shake my head.

I have to remain positive. Keep my head in the game. And preserve. My diet has been good. Not great as I’ve had some honey and dairy, a small bit of chocolate. I had a small iced latte yesterday after we walked to Tim Hortons.

On the mommy front, Stasia ate a ton today! I seriously think she ate almost double today than what she did yesterday. I think it’s safe to say she’s having a growth spurt again. It’s funny because I just sent my dad a pic showing him how big she was getting this am

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She’s already too long for some of her jammie’s. it blows me away!

I think that’s all I’ve got for tonight. Good night.

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Sat morning breakfast

Got up at 7am courtesy of little missy. She was hungry again. The night feeds went good. Not much spit up, unless it happened and we didn’t see it cuz it was dark. She was up at 2am, 5am then at 7. We tried the whole don’t change the baby’s diaper in the middle of the night…ya that doesn’t work so good. She saturated he diaper and was wet up to her ears. I’m glad it was only pee I woke up to tho.

She was snoring a bit which makes me shiver. I hate that mucousy sound. So I breast fed her in the bathroom with a hot shower on. First sauna ever. She kept looking at the shower curtain wondering what the hell that noise was. After I was empty we came downstairs to have a bottle and have some one on one skin on skin time. Zzzz went both of us.

Little feet came down the stairs shortly after I hit zzz land. It was time to make breaky. Found a fabulous recipe for banana vanilla pancakes with berry compote. I reckon they were awesome cuz Fallon ate 8 of them.

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Before pics

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Well there they are. Me at my biggest. Not super proud, but I can only get better right?

Last night went good after Stasia finally went to sleep. She woke up at 2am and then at 5. One of these days she’ll sleep for 4-8 hours more….I hope.

My day didn’t go nearly as planned. I went to paint the lattice, only to discover there was no color put in the can. Oops. Then I was going to mow the lawn, and that didn’t go over well either. The blade was seized. I found some WD40 just in time for Stasia to want to get up. After that I ran out of juice and have been fighting a nap for the rest of the day.

It was Stasia and I today. First it appeared that she smiled at me. i cried. Then i realized that it was probably just a fart. And the wheels start to turn when you’re all by your self. She has been spitting up and or vomiting a lot more than usual for about a week now. I worry that she’s getting dehydrated. Is her fontenelle getting sunken? I can see her heart beat in it. I’m not sure if that’s ok or not. Oh my little human. She’s still voiding good so maybe I’m just worrying for nothing. We’ll keep an eye on her and see how things go.

I neglected to work out so ill have to make up for it somewhere.

WOD day 2

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So day 2…

My diet has been pretty decent, despite a long night with Stasia. She didn’t want to sleep when I wanted to sleep. Thems the brakes tho.

I got to go out on my bike today. It was a nice ride. I ran out to work to deliver some forms so I can get my sub. Won’t get it till June some time. That’s ok, as long as I get it.

So my work out. I’m not sure what hurt more my lashings or my pride. So I asked Jeff for a WOD today and this is what he gave me:
40 DU’s
15 FS-tried 85lbs but dropped to 65lbs
40 DU’s
15 PP’s -65lbs
40 DU’s
20 ab mat sit ups
40 DU’s
20 KBS-1pood
40 DU’s

So my DU’s are on vacation at a far away destination. I use to be so good at them. I had a hard time stringing 5 together. In fact that was the largest string I had up until the last round. The I got 12. It’s so hard to believe my coordination has gone so far so quick. Then the FS….I did one rep at 85lb and had a hard time standing. I didn’t think I’d be good for 15, or should I say I knew. And sitting here, I’m glad I woosed out. I’m not sure I’m going to be able to do the stairs tomorrow. I feel slightly pathetic.

I guess we’ll see what tomorrow holds. And hopefully tonight will be better than last night. My dear daughter seems to know when dad is gone to work, cuz she doesn’t like to sleep at night. In fact my WOD got interrupted just before the PP’s. I went back to finish tho. Then took a shower instead of cooking supper. I reckon I should have eaten cuz it’s 10pm and I’ve had breakfast bars and terra chip. Yum and so nutritious…not.

Until tomorrow

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1st workout

So I’ve been given the green light to work out. I’ve been such a lazy ass since my 2nd trimester. So I decided to do a small workout last night.

5 rounds of
Row 250m
5 DL 105lbs

Took almost 11min. And I wanted to cry cuz it should have taken me 7:30ish. And the 105lb felt like 185lb. Oh well. Starting to climb the mountain…
Hopefully I get to the top before nationals.

I feel good today, so maybe I should have used more weight or tried a little harder.

6 weeks ago-present

It was only 6 weeks ago that my life changed forever. I gave birth via c-section to a healthy 9lb 15oz baby girl. We arrived at the hospital at 7:30am. The first part of the morning didn’t go so well and I was worried it was a sign. The elevator stopped on our floor, the doors opened only half way, closed and proceeded to go up a floor. So after visiting all the floors of the hospital we got back to our floor. We got checked in and the nurses came over to explain everything. It was time for the iv. I don’t have any issues with IV’s, but it took 2 nurses and 4 pokes. I offered to start it myself. All I could think is I hope the anesthesiologist is having a better day.

So off to the OR we go. I walked or shall I say waddled in. They introduced themselves. There was 2 nurses that were named Nicole. At least it was easy to remember. They had me sit up on the table and round my back. I was expecting excruciating pain as a needle was going to go into my spine…and I’ve seen the needle. It’s not small. Next thing I know they were telling me to lay down before my butt went numb. Too late I thought to myself.

The procedure started and they still hadn’t brought Jeff in. Mmm, I asked if they were going to get him, before it was over. The nurse ran to get him. Oops. I didn’t feel any pain, but I could feel stuff going on in my stomach. It felt like the baby didn’t want to come out. Then the intern congratulated us on our new baby boy. We looked at each other with excitement, then the doctor said ‘wait, no it’s a baby girl’. How do you mess that up. Seriously. We were both happy that we were blessed with a healthy baby girl. The nurse brought her around for us to see her. As every parent would say when they see their child for the first time ‘she was perfect’…blood and white shemag and all.

We named her Stasia Beth. We really liked Anastasia, however I didn’t want it shortened to Ana. So Stasia it was. Beth was after Bif Naked. Bif is inspirational. Her positive attitude despite the stuff she’s home through is inspiring.

Fast forward a bit, we stayed in the hospital for 3 long nights. It was tough. Fallon was up so Jeff had to take her home and get her to bed at a reasonable time. I discovered what baby blues really meant. I started crying and couldn’t stop. It was worse than my pregnancy emotion. I wish I could have plugged my tear ducts. I had no good reason to cry, but I just couldn’t stop. All I wanted was to go home. Saturday morning finally arrived. We were free!!! Ha ha. Turns out our little healthy baby had jaundice.

We got to spend two more nights at chateau grey nuns. This was the beginning of our breast feeding soap opera. I guess it had started prior to that, but we got 3 different opinions about how we should go about it. Being a first time mom, I was royally confused. We did discover that I wasn’t producing enough breast milk for Stasia to gain weight. I quickly came to the realization that Stasia would be a formula baby. It broke my heart and made me feel inadequate as a mom. I know it’s silly to feel that way, but that’s what my heart felt. It took a while to get over it.

When we finally got to bring our little one home, I quickly realized how much there was to do; laundry, feeding, changing diapers, more laundry since we’re using cloth diapers, washing bottles, trying to take care of yourself. Wowzers! On top of that I would breastfeed for 20min, then bottle feed previously pumped breast milk then formula for over a half hour, then pump for 20 min. Repeat every 3 hours, start to start. You’ve hot to be kidding right. I did that for 2 weeks straight. I’m sure there were days I looked like beetle juice. My saving grace is she’s been a good sleeper since we quit starving her, or should I say since we started giving her formula.

I got into see a fabulous lactation consultant, who gave me some different advise from the last 2 opinions that I had. I said 3 previously, and that’s because the lady that brings the lunch tray tried to help me out too. In fact, her technique was the closest to the fabulous lactation consultants technique. Go figure. So now I’m only BFing for 5-10min each side and then formula. Things are much more manageable now.

Learning how to be a mom has been quite the journey. Learning when to and not to change her diaper. I got peed on 3 times in one day, twice in a half hour. You learn that there are different cries. It especially unnerving when you discover a new one, like when Jeff was at work and out of a dead sleep she started screaming as though someone was killing her. I haven’t figured out what that one means yet. I think she knows when he goes to work though. He puts her to bed when he’s home. That’s his thing, and he’s very good at it. She seems to know when her daddy doesn’t put her to bed, because she turns into this tiny devil. And it seems like every single night shift thus far. I hope she grows out of that.

Most of the time she’s been an angel. We’ve brought her out many of times and she’s been super. The perfect baby. I couldn’t ask for more. She’s been sleeping up to 4 hours a night. I know I shouldn’t brag about that, but I am.

So enough about her, lets talk about me for a bit. So I gained roughly 40lbs through my pregnancy. My goal was to stay under 200lbs. I think I was 204 at the end. I didn’t get on a scale right away and figured that I’d eat good but not go on a strict diet because I was going to BF. And your suppose to lose weight when u BF. Ya, I had no self control and continued to eat baking and Nutella and peanut butter and chips. My paleo diet was so far away I don’t think I’d even recognize it anymore. So I gave myself till my 6 week check up. That was yesterday.

My night wasn’t as restful as I wanted and jumped in the shower 1st thing. My intension was to weigh myself, post a pic of the scale weight and a before picture. Sorry friends and loved ones. Once in the shower I realized I didn’t weigh myself. So I said screw it and got on the scale and took a pic. It said 184.5. I was mortified, not only because of the amount that I wanted to lose, but my feet looked awful. I was in a hurry to get out the door on time, so I decided I would try again tomorrow. Which is today, the scale said 182. It’s not much better than 184, however I had dry hair. I was going to post the picture but your just going to have to believe me. Upon examination, I noticed that you can see the reflection of me in the glass scale. I don’t think I want my naked parts being posted for free on the Internet.

So I now have to figure out how to get my workout on. I know I have to take it slow and not have expectations that I can do what I use to, however I want to be able to do what I use to. There’s a part of my brain that thinks I should be able to. I guess we’ll see what happens. I don’t have much time because Firefit is in one month.

So speaking of a long way to go, I put winter clothes away today and brought out all the summer stuff. I might say that I’m a tad depressed because of how much work I have to do, especially in the ‘junk in the trunk’ area. I tried to get into my pre-prego fat jeans, and I think it’s going to take a miracle to get into those, let alone my regular ones. Thank god for lululemon.

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