It’s been a good couple of months and i’ve missed blogging so… I had my little baby girl, Celine 6.5 weeks ago and to say my life hasn’t changed would be a complete lie. It’s been the most amazing time in my life thanks to this little life that I hold in my arms multiple times during the night.
I had a ridiculously long labor and by the 30th hour I was just thinking, I need to get her out so I can sleep… Little did I know that once the baby is out it’s the beginning of not sleeping for a good couple of months/years. I’m used to it by now but it’s incredible to think that 4-5 total hours of sleep is a ‘good night’. Our house is a constant disaster. We are super tidy and clean people so looking at it in it’s current state really stresses me out but I would rather spend my spare time sleeping or making myself a green smoothie.
Anyway, in terms of weight gain… i gained 24 pounds. I was a bit disappointed I didn’t gain more when I was trying to embrace the fact that pregnancy is the one time in your life it’s acceptable/encouraged to gain weight but I found it a little hard to fully throw caution to the wind. I drank green smoothies twice a day, one in the morning and one in the evening… I found it really curved all of my cravings. However, when I went into labor I baked a chocolate cake (I must share that recipe with you all … it was a naturally gluten free, chocolate pudding cake from The Oh She Glows cookbook by Angela Lindon. YUM.), called it Celine’s Birthday Cake, and ate it while I was waiting for my husband to return home from Chicago so we could go to the hospital. It was basically my last hurrah before the super healthy eating would start.
After the birth I lost all but 3 pounds but gained 2 pounds eating copious amounts of chocolate trying to stay awake the first couple of weeks. So… now begins the struggle of trying to cut sugar-even natural forms- and working out at a normal level again.
Horrah Horrah… baby is awake and I must go. Look for my new favorite post workout smoothie recipe I’ll be posting soon… maybe in a couple minutes or tomorrow. Haven’t decided! xx