One Month Postpartum

A month ago I was super pregnant and mentally prepared to still be pregnant halfway into March. Instead, little girl is a whole month old and my life is completely different now.

Although she isn’t sleeping through the night I like to think that my years of Army training have prepared me to function on little or poor quality of sleep. I did lose 30 pounds in the week after delivery which was pretty cool and I’ve lost another five since then. I haven’t been cleared for strenuous physical activity but I have been doing walks around the neighborhood with the dogs and stroller. I also joined a postpartum yoga class on post which of been a lot of fun even though I seem to spend a lot of the time either breast-feeding or trying to call me fussy baby. In a few weeks she’ll be old enough that I can leave her in childcare at the YMCA and then it will be a little bit easier to get my workout in.

She’s grown a whole pound and some change in a month and is a little taller than the height/weight ratio but she’s gaining both pretty evenly so I wonder if she got the tall genes that I didn’t get. It’s also a little humbling to think that had she cooked longer this is how big she might have been full term.

I’m still holding off signing up for races until I’ve been cleared and have a base again, but I DID sign up for the 2018 Peachtree Road Race again. This year I was quick enough to get an Atlanta Track Club membership and a guaranteed entry.

2 thoughts on “One Month Postpartum

  1. Wella says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your life and journey with us all – I rarely comment (ok, I am pretty sure this is my first comment :)) but I do read your posts and love them all. I am so happy for you and your beautiful family. I am loving your “Mom-life” posts and look forward to your future write-ups. Sending hugs from Alaska, -Wella 🙂


    • Christian K. says:

      ❤ it’s been a wild ride so far. I like to look back and laugh at how naive I was a month ago in how much time I thought I’d have to do things. I don’t know how the time has gone by, the hours are so slow but somehow they fly at the same time. I hope you’re doing well in pursuing your dreams 🙂


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