Sorry about the dodgy lighting in these belly pictures - I had to wait till later that day to take them as Jonathan was out so it was quite dark!
Here I am at 1 month postpartum! I can't believe it's already been a month since I gave birth! I lost another 2lbs this week which puts me at 120lbs. I gained a total of 27lbs and have lost 22lbs so far so I have 5lbs left to go! My usual non-pregnant weight has always fluctuated between 115-120 so I feel like my normal self again and have stopped wearing the Belly Bandit. My tummy still has a bit more shrinking/toning up to do and I would like to lose the last 5lbs to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight but I'm not in any rush. Most of my regular clothes are fitting me now so I feel pretty good about it! I obviously have a lot more jiggle in my belly area which I intend to work on once I get the all-clear from my doctor.
My exercise was horrible last week as we were busy with travelling/organising the move etc. but so far this week I've gotten back on track and am trying to get out & walk almost everyday. Aside from that I'm still not dieting (as you can probably tell from my Instagram posts, ha ha ha!) and am drinking lots of water. Breastfeeding obviously also helps!
Here is Eduardo at 1 month old!
Height/Weight: I don't have an update on this yet - he will be measured & weighed at his 6 week appointment.
Routine: We made a big change to our routine last week which we are all very happy about! We finally have a bedtime routine...meaning that both Emilia & Eduardo now go to bed at the same time! This was a huge step for Jonathan & me because it means that we get some free-time to ourselves in the evening. This is heavenly as a parent!! Especially because I am still feeding several times a night so I really appreciate the break!
Sleeping: Right now Eduardo is waking at 6:30/7am and then naps in the morning while we're eating breakfast, he has another longer nap at lunchtime and then again in the evening while we're having dinner. Then bath-time is at 7pm and both kids are in bed for 8pm. He doesn't usually wake for a feed again until about midnight at which point I'm normally already in bed for about an hour. He does wake in the night about twice and I normally take him into our bed to feed...I try to put him back into the co-sleeper but to be honest I'm usually too tired & fall asleep while feeding him so he stays the remainder of the night in our bed. This doesn't bother me though, as he's still going for 4 hours in his own cot when we first put him down.
He also loves sleeping on his tummy. I noticed this for the first time in London when I put him down on his belly and he stayed happy & content for ages. Emilia is a tummy sleeper too and so am I! So I always put him to bed on his tummy but we have the AngelCare Monitor so I can always hear that he's okay which is very reassuring!
Eating/Feeding: Breastfeeding is going remarkably well this time, I've had no complications or issues which I'm so grateful for! Eduardo is definitely a muncher & packing on the pounds nicely!
Sizes: He has now grown out of his newborn stuff and is fitting into 0-3 months. He still wears size 1 nappies but I'm thinking of moving him up a size soon.
Milestones: Aside from establishing the bedtime routine which I'm very happy about, he also rolled over at 3 weeks! We were initially kind of shocked & thought it might have been a fluke but nope, he did it twice on the same occasion and then again the next day! I can't believe it! I think Emilia was 2 months or so when she rolled over so I was not expecting that at all!
Emilia totally crashed our postpartum update video! Poor Eduardo was napping while I filmed and she stole all the attention! I don't think he minds though :) Until next month!