January Stuff

Everyone who has kids kept telling me that after 3 months it would start to get easier and I didn’t believe them. Then the 3 month mark came and went and suddenly it did. Zadie has a routine now and goes a few hours between feeds now instead of every flipping hour (Gina Ford can poke it – every 4 hours – yeh whatever). Actually going completely decaff helped with that too.

The wee baby is not so wee anymore and growing likes it going out of fashion. She has moved off her centile curve and it heading to the next one up which is the middle average. Shei s very jolly and friendly and has recently started laughing.

I went to look at a nursery for her yesterday. I found a montessori in Plymouth for her which is very nice and i’m hoping if it works out that she can stay there until its time to go to school.

Meanwhile I have finally started losing weight. I can’t go mad because I am feeding Z still but I have organised myself a bit and gone for low fat options here and there. So far I have lost 5lbs! I have also been swimming at the gym over the road as a way of building up to working out properly. Now I feel a bit stronger I have ordered one of those arm band things you put the ipod in and when it arrives I reckon I have to start the gym proper.

I think I will mourn the loss of LivingWell in Leicester when I moved south forever. There is a Cannons in Plymouth but its a bit of a walk and I decided that going there and putting Z in the creche after I’ve trained her to take expressed milk from a bottle was just way too much hassle when the hotel gym here was open until 10 weeknights and my baby goes to bed at 6.30…and she only has 2.5 months left until weaning anyway. I digress. The gyms down here are generally quite provincial and quirky and not always in a good way and patronised by some right types. Old men wearing thongs was a feature of my Torquay gym.

Recovery from the c section is funny thing. I can’t seem to gaugue it. I feel for ages as if nothing is happening and then periodically I wake up in the morning and realise I’ve got a bit better. But its a slow slow process.

ps. Since I can rarely get to the cinema I bought the book on which the forthcoming and much critiqued film ‘Precious’ is based. It is the most social worky book ever and well, shocking isn’t quite the word.

5 Responses to “January Stuff”

  1. Matt Says:

    Hey glad to read everything is going well for you & your wee one 🙂

    ps that’s Torquay for you! lol

  2. sungirltan Says:

    hey thanks and indeed – torquay is an odd place. however that lottery winner bnp prat goes in my plymouth gym!

  3. Dick Says:

    What is it with the three months? But it does seem to come to pass each time. Now you can start to look ahead to years. By three years you’ll be the other side of that weird proto-adolescence – aka ‘the terribles twos’ – that can fill up the second year.

  4. Fabulous Says:

    Wow your doing so well with the feeding good for you. I have had to give up already due to the little one wanting feeding 3 times an hour and me not getting enough food in me to get the milk up and into him.
    Everyone is much happier all around now. And he is sleeping through the night and i am not so snappy and tired. Whoop.
    Its so nice having a baby hey. But boy isnt it tiring.
    I also want to lose weight and get some pretty things. So far i have just bought shoes. heehee.
    Sounds like you have a good plan but dont overdo it. x.x

  5. sungirltan Says:

    dick – noooooo i want her to stay little!

    fabs – 3 times an hour? yikes! meanwhile re the overdoing it – i didn’t go to the jab session this time as shep was about – he told the nurse i was at the gym and the nurse had KITTENS about me doing anything 4 months post partum. i think this was a bit extreme – doc said 6 weeks – post natal exercise lady said 10 weeks – i think i waited 12!

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