Hey guys! Long time no blog...I know. What can I say, life with a newborn baby is definitely very time-consuming and keeps me busy! It's becoming increasingly difficult to find the time to get dressed, shower & put make-up on let alone blog or record YouTube videos! But we are getting there...I've heard the first six weeks are the hardest and once we get into a little routine we should be fine :) I'm not complaining, right now I'm just enjoying my time with Emilia...she is worth it! Thank you for bearing with me these past few weeks as I get back into the swing of things!
Emilia is officially 2 weeks old today. She is gaining weight rapidly and I am such a proud mama! She now weighs 7lbs 13oz and is growing out of all her newborn sized clothes. Breast-feeding is going well, although still sore on one side. Emilia latched on really quickly and is a great little feeder so I'm happy I kept going! In the beginning there were definitely times when I felt like throwing in the towel...in the hospital I cried it was so painful and sore :( So when the public health nurse came and weighed Emilia today, and described her weight gain as "phenomenal" for a breast-fed baby it was wonderful!
Here are some pictures from the past week.
Our first mommy/daughter OOTD! ;) Emilia's outfit is all from Carter's, I'm wearing Mothercare maternity jeans, LoveClothing Chelsea boots, a check shirt from Heaton's and carrying the Elizabeth Storksak changing bag.
Some morning cuddles...I love this time the most :)
Just woken up from her nap! Vest from Babies R Us.
Another super cute outfit! This one's also from Babies R Us.
On our way to TV3 Studios in Dublin to appear on the Morning Show...you can totally see Emilia in her car mirror in the background, ha ha ha! Her first road trip...she slept the entire way and all through the interview as well! She's such an easy baby!
At TV3 Studios! Just out of hair & makeup!
We went out for lunch in Costa Coffee...enjoying my first coffee in months!
Snug as a bug in a rug! All tuckered out ;)
I absolutely love this outfit! It's from Carter's. For some reason though, she always seems to have explosive poops in it...ha ha ha!
Pink & brown today! Top is from Primark and pants are by Carter's!
Wearing some pretty adorable socks! I have no idea where these are from...they were a gift. The pants are from the Pumpkin Patch and the hoody is from Babies R Us.
As for a weight loss/belly update, I've lost a total of 17lbs so far and 5lbs this week putting me down to 124 -- only 7lbs away from my pre-pregnancy weight! This is all down to breast feeding...I haven't been dieting or working out. Today was the first day I really exercised properly since giving birth (we walked all 6 dogs in 2 laps...it was a full workout!!).
I'm fitting into my looser pairs of pre-pregnancy jeans and pants, and am still using my Bamboo Belly Bandit which I absolutely love! I'm also really enjoying my nursing tank tops by Boob...they are so comfortable, made from organic cotton and very stretchy. They give great coverage when breast feeding because of their two panels on the inside so you're never totally exposed. I bought these in purple (seen above), raspberry, turquoise and black!
I hope you guys enjoyed this long update! Let me know if you want me to do more posts like these!