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I did something I haven’t done this soon after having a baby, I went swimming! Like wore a real swimsuit for several hours without a coverup and got in the water. And you know what? I had so much fun!! 4 weeks postpartum! So proud of myself!!
It's not worth waiting until I "feel" confident in wearing a swimsuit in public, Summer is too precious to waste by waiting. Besides, I probably would never wear a swimsuit again in my life. Instead I put on the swimsuit, didn't think about it again, and the confidence eventually showed up. Also, apparently I can't put on a leopard print swimsuit and not wear some red lipstick. Animal print has a way of making me feel so sassy.
It has taken me these 4 weeks to remember how dependent a new baby is, how often she is in my arms, and that if I really want to do ANYTHING I have to PLAN in advance. Cooking, cleaning, showering, getting out of the house, absolutely anything besides sitting on my booty while holding her and watching my other kids play.I’m starting to feel antsy about getting active again but honestly I have absolutely no idea how to start. It has been so long since I have actually worked out, I went on walks and did prenatal yoga periodically through my pregnancy but that’s it. That might be a good place to start up again but the thought of loading up all my kids to go on a walk is overwhelming. Can getting my kids ready each day count as exercise?
I am going to indulge in a little overwhelm this week but also get a plan in place for next week. It’s a great time to be alive: I have access to tasty recipes on Pinterest, I can meal plan and grocery shop on my phone, I can have all the food delivered to me if I want, I can YouTube home exercise routines. Now I just need to actually make the food and perform the exercises.
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Her hand grasps a fist full of my shirt as if she wants to pull me closer, look me in the eyes, and level with me:
Listen up, this is important, I need you. You are exactly perfect for me.
For most of us there is definitely an insufficient amount of sleep. Always.
When baby comes out and we gage whether that baby is good enough by if they sleep well. I guess you would describe every single one of my kids as bad kids/sleepers. For years I have woken up multiple times a night to either comfort a screaming child, or to return a child back to their bed who has been in my bed for who knows how long.