Many of you have sent sweet, little notes checking in on me and my family. I appreciate every small gesture.
Here’s a bit of an update:
Yes, I did deliver my third child. He is a beautiful little boy, and our family feels very complete with him in our world.
Our little cub came almost exactly a month early. It was a VERY fast, natural delivery; Smooth and worry-free luckily. There were some minor issues with his tiny lungs and some antibiotics he needed, so a week-long stay in the NICU was necessary. After the mess with our daughter though, seven days in a NICU just up the road was a breeze. Perspective, man!
He is now home and growing beautifully. Such a good baby- unbelievably so… I was extremely nervous to have three kids under 3, but because my children are just GOOD, it’s been very manageable thus far. I feel very blessed.
This has definitely been the easiest postpartum recovery of all of my babies. I feel incredible. I am happy and excited to have my body to myself (haha). After two pregnancies back-to-back, I was literally pregnant for almost 14 months in a row! Yikes!!!
Because my pregnancies are always high-risk, I am given many physical restrictions, which means it’s also been 14 months since I had a REAL workout. OVER A YEAR! I feel very, very far from where I was before all of this craziness… starting completely over is overwhelming, and honestly? Just REALLY sucks. However, I feel motivated and excited to get back into my fitness groove.
Which brings us to my physical update: We are almost three weeks post-delivery and I’m down 15lbs. This is especially great because I already weigh less now than I did before this pregnancy. Right now is a critical time because my body tends to hold off on gaining weight until after my babies are born- got to get a head start before that happens again!
As for my daughter, it’s been almost three months without a hospital admission. She is the healthiest and the happiest she’s ever been (since birth!). Her growth and advancements in the last 60 days have been phenomenal. I am so proud of her progress and it gives us great hope for her future. She is a light in our life, and we are truly overjoyed to have her home.
All in all, things are just really great. My whole family is home and healthy… I feel happy and am excited to take care of myself… The holidays add just a touch of magic to normal life… Things are just really great.
And I’ll definitely take that.