Anatomy of a “new” mom - milk stains on my shirt - sleepy puffy eyes and 2 day hair - strapped to a baby, pump, or a BP machine most of the day - Happy
I still can’t believe our baby is here and we’ve been home for about a week now. It seems surreal to have this blessing earth-side after child loss, 19 months of TTC/infertility, and then 9 months of carrying him around. God really does redeem our stories and I can’t help but be reminded of that each time I look at Maverick.
Postpartum has been treating me well. No sign of the blues (amen) and I’m mostly just trying to take it easy and navigate #newborn
life. Overall I don’t feel like I’ve lost too much sleep 😅 *sips giant cup of coffee* and were still figuring out this whole breast feeding/ pumping thing. Maverick was born a preemie at 5 lbs 14 oz and hasn’t gained much weight since leaving the hospital so we’re really praying for some weight gain at his doctors apt. today.
The biggest shock after leaving the hospital was still having hypertension. 😔 I’ve been on medication and monitoring my blood pressure several times daily and logging it. I haven’t seen much change in the numbers yet but I know that God has the victory and I’ve been taking the steps to hopefully change those numbers naturally. I’ve been back on my nutritional diet plan (80% Clean Eating/ 20% Treats) and am eagerly waiting to get the clear to exercise again. I refuse to let this diagnosis alter my life or turn into more health problems in the future. Right now I’m not concerned with weight loss (although, very accepting if it happens) but more so with having a body that feels great and is able to keep up with the day to day of being a mama to two 💗 Also, it’s pretty fun to test out the program I’m going to launch to my clients this July 😍