It’s been two weeks since Ashlin’s delivery and I’m just shy of 20 lbs down. Not including any gain from all the fluid they gave me for the section and after. Oh, and the double ice creams I ate in the hospital for at least two, (if not three), meals a day. LOL!
I ended up gaining about 7 lbs more with this pregnancy than with Teagan. A bit more than they wanted – 15-25lbs was recommended. I ended up gaining 34 lbs. Oops. I really did try to not gain that much. Ate steak over salad for lunch often, apples with peanut butter. Tried to stay away from pasta, but oh, mac ‘n cheese was lovely. Cheese was lovely. Frozen pizza was a lifesaver. Too often.
All in all, I tried to eat well, but circumstances sometimes didn’t help. But that’s history now. I have 14 lbs left to lose. After Teagan’s delivery, it took me 3 weeks to lose this much weight. So, all in all, not too bad this time. A total of six months to loose all the pregnancy weight with Teagan.
I know breastfeeding is helping. And that’s also going better than with Teagan. Ashlin is latching and feeding much better than her older sister. Teagan was a bit of a battle for the first month, before she really got the hang of it. We’re still using a shield, but have gone down one size, and are working on getting rid of it completely.
Because we’re breastfeeding, I know I have to eat, and can’t deprive myself too much. I need the calories to pass on to Ashlin. So, it’s not really time to “diet.” We’ll just see how it goes, eating when I’m hungry, nursing Ashlin on demand.
Hopefully, I’ll loose all the weight this time within six months as well. By not doing too much, like last time. Fingers crossed!