resting and recovering

A week ago I was still pregnant, with only a few hours left to go (unbeknownst to me!), which is pretty hard to believe. It feels longer and shorter and surreal. I visited with the family yesterday to bring them pumped milk and have lunch together. I ended up spending almost 4 hours, and it was wonderful. We had a very leisurely lunch, caught up on things in our lives, and answered each others questions about anything we had left to ask. I found out what they were really thinking when they got my frantic labor text while eating breakfast, they learned how much I really enjoyed this pregnancy.(1)

Other then that trip out yesterday, I've just been resting and recovering. Lots of reading, watching Scrubs, and so much pumping. I've been enjoying little things that I missed... sushi, sleeping on my back, being able to see anything below my waist! Its been cold and snowy here, so I'm not sorry to just stay in and rest. My big plan for next week includes some walks around the block if it warms up a little. Maybe I'll pack away the Christmas decorations. There will definitely be more reading, and relaxing.

I think at the end I was about 145 (so up 26 lbs), and I'm already down about 19 lbs! As I remember from last time though, everything is still moved around and the belly is bigger, and it will be a while until I'm back to normal. I won't go back to yoga class until after I'm cleared at my 6week pp visit, but maybe in 2 or 3 more weeks I'll start doing some really gentle yoga here at home.

In the meantime, I'll use this time to get ready for other events coming our way: like Gwen's birthday in just over a month!

This year had an exciting start, and there is so much more to look forward too.

(1) The answer: so much. With Gwen I had so much morning sickness, I got the flu, I pulled a muscle between my ribs. I wasn't very active going into the pregnancy and I felt it. Plus, I tried to enjoy it, but I had the mindset that I would of course be doing it again, so when we figured out that we didn't want another child, there was some disappointment.

This time around was so different. I went in with the mindset that this was the last pregnancy, and did my best to enjoy and embrace every moment. I was active going in, and active throughout, and I felt infinitely better until the very end. I will always be grateful for this pregnancy.

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