Tuesday, December 4, 2012
So this week was marked by a few new milestones, both for baby and me. I ventured out on my very first post-baby run. It wasn't easy but it felt so good. I covered nearly 1.5 miles and kept a steady pace under ten minutes. It was fun, but I think I may wait until 6 weeks to venture out again. I could tell everything wasn't quite back to where it should be.
Of particular note are my abs. Wow! That hurt. I've never felt my abs burn so much from a short and simple run before. Although I never had super awesome abs to begin with, they must have held some strength. Instead of running and high intensity cardio, I think I will focus on strength for the next two weeks. Let the momma-baby workouts begin! I decided that when Eleanor is doing tummy time, I will too. That means crunches, planks and pushups. And I intend to get out on plenty of stroller or Moby wrap walks with Eleanor as well. That will have to suffice for now.
My sleep anxiety has also decreased as Eleanor has proven again and again that she is a tremendous sleeper. She is still sticking to the routine I mentioned last week. Sometimes we pull her into bed with us when she is having trouble in the bassinet, but it isn't very often and isn't causing any sleep deprivation. I have to say, I am pleasantly surprised. I have heard horror stories from delirious moms and I feel very lucky. I can't say that there has been a single day that I have felt overwhelmingly tired.