It’s been 10 months since I gave birth to our daughter (I actually started writing this post at 9 months, to be all cute with the 9-months in, 9-months out thing…but then got too busy to finish!). A lot has gone on since then. As I mentioned the last time I posted (months ago) I went back after my 12-week maternity leave. I was lucky enough to have a boss that is giving me a flexible work schedule which comes in handy when the baby doesn’t want to cooperate in the morning, or when my husband goes on a business trip and I have to cover drop off and pickup at daycare, and also to allow for my pumping sessions at work. Hopefully once I stop breastfeeding (or at least stop pumping at work), I’ll have a little bit more time. But again, SO grateful for my flexible schedule. I know that not everyone has this sort of set up.
The baby, in a word, is AWESOME. She’s babbling a lot, waving bye-bye to anyone and anything (which seems cruel when saying bye bye to her food right before she eats it). She’s even been doing some walking! I’m impressed with her developmental progress. She’s still not huge (she was born pretty small) but I’m already sentimental for her tinier days! She’s wearing mostly 6 and 9 month clothes, and can still fit into a few 3-month onesies if she needs to. But she’s growing, and she’s STRONG!
Other updates for our life: We bought a house! You’ll recall, I finally got serious about buying a house at the beginning of last year. We met our realtor in August 2015. I just checked the date, and we actually closed on our new house exactly one year later, in August 2016. I should probably post more on our homebuying experience in a separate post, but it was quite the adventure. Getting outbid on a lot of houses, going to countless open houses, and really trying to figure out what we wanted and needed in a house. We’re happy with what we finally bought!
I’ve been pretty much NOT exercising since I stopped early on in the pregnancy. Going back to work meant I wasn’t going on a lot of daytime walks anymore, and I haven’t done much running. But I have gone on a few jogs with my husband in our new neighborhood, and I actually ran (or okay, jogged) a Turkey Trot/5k last week (the huge Feaster Five). I didn’t even walk any of it (unless you count the almost-walk I did going up a hill). I hope to get back into running again, but will really need to find ways to carve out that time. How do you find the time for exercise? The lucky(?) thing is that I haven’t “needed” the exercise to lose my pregnancy weight. It turns out breastfeeding can be an excellent calorie burner. I’m actually below my pre-pregnancy weight, and have been trying to figure out healthy ways to maintain a healthy weight (perhaps a bit more exercise and a lot more healthy food)?
Well, this is enough of an update for the time being. Baby’s great, we bought a house and moved, and I’m trying to get back to running. How have you all been?