So what have I been up to lately ?
Not blogging, that's what. I have now reached the last week of my maternity leave (and the last week of summer) and I am looking forward to figuring out a work, life, baby, relationship balance. I've been trying to enjoy the moments with Charlee, versus trying to have my phone out all of the time and document everything. There will always be moments that I will forget, but I'd much rather just enjoy them now.
Today's post is a bit of exposure but I hope that it's some inspiration to women who plan on having babies, and are told that their body won't go back to normal.
I was encouraged by one of my coworkers to take pregnancy pictures. Half naked ones.
I'm glad I listened to her because
#1 I loved my prego belly and I never want to forget it
and #2 It's a great motivator !
I did get my husbands permission to post these. I would hope that if he was a blogger and was going to do a half nek-ed post, he would have asked me.
The picture above was me at my biggest. Charlotte was a week late and I was ready to bust!
I took this picture at 8 weeks. I am actually down to my pre-prego weight plus another 3. I owe it all to breastfeeding! So if your worried about your pre-baby weight, breastfeed ladies, I swear it sucks the fat out of you plus its amaze-balls for your baby and FREE!
When I first started feeding Charlee, she was extremely gassy and when a baby is gassy the discomfort makes you cry because you can tell that they are in pain. So I did some google homework and decided to eliminate dairy. With in 1 week she was much better.
We now use coconut milk/creamer and it really is just as good as the regular stuff.
Clean eating has kicked up a notch in this house too! I want to be able to get the best quality milk into her which I truly hold responsible for her amazing sleep schedule. The kid sleeps 8-8 with a feeding for 15 minutes at 5 am!
Josh has also started to eat cleaner as well, which has made meal prepping very easy. He is down 21 pounds and he's going strong.
I haven't started exercising yet, so I'm kinda jiggly. But I did just get Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Workout and I will be starting that once I get a bench. If you haven't heard of it, go to her instagram and see the transformations on these girls that have completed the program! AND you can totally do the entire work out at home!
I also had the opportunity to review a new pair of yoga pants. I have never actually purchased "real" yoga pants. I always just get the ones from VS. These pants are legit yoga pants.
These are the Cozy Orange Leo Fitted Pants in dusky violet
These pants are a spandex breathable material and compress out all of my dimples! They also have a little pocket in the waste band, big enough for your car key and a debit card.
The Yoga Outlet is having a great sale right now on all types of yoger-ish stuff so head on over and use this code to get 15% off by using the code "bridgepose"
I hope everyone has a safe and happy Labor Day weekend! I will be enjoying cold adult beverages and hanging out with this little one...........