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Weight loss Wednesday/Wyatt Wednesday

Well today marks the four week mark in my newborn babies life. Officially makes me a little upset because I’m not sure where four weeks have gone. This makes him a whole month old. One whole month. It also upsets me because I’m not where I want to be body wise four weeks in. I know how ridiculous to expect miracles and to expect the weight to drop off. But it’s not going anywhere. It’s being stubborn . I want it gone. I do fit in my wedding dress there is hope! My chest is ruining my life. I know I should be buzzing in the joy of having a wonderful cute baby but I can’t help being a tad down on myself based on my body. I’ve gotta be on a beach with skinny people soon and I have full on mum tum. It looks fine sideways but front ways it just has no definition, total pouch, my weight has not shifted at all. Sigh. However I do not help myself munching on chocolate and snack foods all day long and skipping meals. I can’t even really diet as I want to provide my baby the best breast milk and I can’t work out for another 8 weeks!!! Aghhhhhhhhhh.

Miracle god of beach bodies please find me. Please make me miraculously Miranda Kerr! πŸ™‚

I know I can’t exactly whinge too much I’m in pre pregnancy clothes. A few at least. But I don’t care what size you are there is always room for complaint when you just aren’t comfortable in your own skin.

On a brighter note my little boy has come along leaps and bounds in the fourth week of his life.

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Today for example he was awake for a long 3-4 hour stretch in the day. He’s drinking plenty of milk. And when he’s awake his neck strength and alertness are unbelievable for his age.

He’s still a sicky monster so that may be worth me seeing about his reflux. But he’s gaining weight and he’s not losing more milk than is retained. So it’s not a problem it’s more for both our comforts.

I’m really keen on tummy time it’s a great way to change up their day, relieve wind for my little guy and promote strength in the trunk.

He hasn’t chatted to me yet with any noises but I’m keeping a close eye out for those first gurgles. We did get a hint of a first non windy smile! πŸ™‚ wish I caught it on camera!

So now were at the four weeks breastfeeding mark! Feeling proud as I didn’t even want to do it with Landon. I was really put off by the whole idea. Now I love it! Nurturing and it’s there on tap! Why not use it. It’s also great news you don’t get periods while still exclusively feeding. Tmi! I know!

I’m really not struggling with it at all. I was expecting pain discomfort and based on all the products out there, nipple issues! And none! I’ve just been so lucky

Wyatt is still a great sleeper. Again so lucky! Both my boys have been amazing to me. Thanks boys!

Landon is just so sweet still with his brother today he gave him a bottle with me and yesterday he winded him and lay beside him!

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Full steam ahead for an all about Landon day tommorow! πŸ™‚ and catch ups with family.

Before I go here is a quick weight loss update picture:

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Daddy and wyatt and his milestone card.

Xoxo

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Weekly Update:3 weeks old today

Three whole weeks old today. It doesn’t seem like three weeks since we welcome Wyatt into the family, it’s both flown over and felt like he’s been here a whole lot longer he’s just fit in perfectly!

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Wyatt Hudson Robert Blandford

Should be around the 7 pounds mark again after a little dip in his weight. He’s still just so dinky to me it’s adorable! He’s still in mostly all first size clothing and some of that size still has quite a bit of space in them for him.

As we were told throughout pregnancy his legs are a different centile to the rest of him. So his legs are just so delicate.

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He has got so much character already, he’s so brilliantly behaved when we go out and about you never hear a noise from him unless he’s hungry. When he’s awake he’s very alert his favourite time of day tends to be about 7pm just after big brother Landon has gone to bed, right when mummy wants to try and get the cleaning or university work done! Typical! Thank you little boy.

His neck is also already so strong, very little head and neck support is needed, much the same as it was with Landon. And when we do tummy time with wyatt he lifts his head so high all on his own.

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I’ve taken full advantage of big brother being cute with wyatt. Still he either pays attention and wants to play with his baby or ignores him and gets up to his own mischief (like climbing out of his cot at 15 months old! Thanks big boy). One thing about Landon is that he doesn’t give kisses. He can do and he knows how and why but you ask for one, beckon and get your face pushed away. Even beloved mother here. Well! Today he gave wyatt a kiss. Shock horror. And I even got one! Treasuring this moment because it won’t happen for another millennium now! The best we get is what we call “bump bump” where he likes to place his forehead against yours and bump bump it. That’s when he really shows he loves you, no kisses but bump bumps. That and when he gives you his dummy. Those are signs of true love.

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Wyatt has also met his little girlfriend. I’m deciding this, I haven’t left her family much choice in this decision. Sienna Mae is a friends daughter and she’s exactly 7 days older than wyatt. And she’s adorable! We loved meeting her and spoiling her and in turn wyatt got spoiled with gifts too. It will be so great to have a baby so close in age for him and its great for us mummies too!

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The weight loss is none existent. My stomach is flattening, it’s still wobbly and soft and squishy. But it’s better than its been and it’s amazing just to not have a bump! πŸ™‚ I should be thankful it’s getting flatter but I’m still adamant I can’t wait till I pass the 12 week safe to exercise mark! πŸ™‚ I haven’t lost any actual pounds devastatingly. Other than 7pounds in total post partum. So I’m just tightening up at the minute.

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The breastfeeding is still going well. We have just received our new medela swing pump today! It’s a dream! Can’t wait to review it properly, I feel like I struggled to search for one that was going to be right for us when all the time the most reputable brand should have been smacking me right in the face.

I even have breastfed in front of people in the last two days. And it’s not been bad at all. I just had a blanket to cover us and my friends haven’t flackered, they must think I’ve done it plenty! However in front of people I was only used to expressed bottles. I don’t know how long I will feed for but I’m glad I’m doing it and beating any obstacles that come my way with it.

Sleeping- Wyatt’s a fantastic sleeper. Waking up once in the night for a feed or not at all until early hours of the morning. Thrilled to have such a good sleeper!

He does have very sensitive skin like his brother meaning that bath products are a no go and washing powder has to be all non bio and basically fragrance free. Or as pure as we can get it.

He’s incredibly sicky so I think we’ll see our health visitor about reflux and the options for treatment. He’s improved how windy he is in the last few days with me drinking fennel tea! Added extra side effect. He’s not been grizzly on his back after a bottle and he’s been a lot easier to get wind out of.

All in all another breeze of a week with my beautiful clan.

πŸ™‚ xoxo

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Post-partum Body: Week One

There’s a lot of things people will tell you about expecting. They will tell you about the joys, the highs, the lows. The symptoms and the things that can happen to your body. But what people don’t like to talk about or simply don’t share down to over excitement with a newborn is the effects of after birth. What happens in those first few weeks, what your body will look like.

No one tells you that you’ll be all padded up, breast pads, maternity pads, perhaps a bed sheet pad as well as a wound dressing some surgical stockings and non flattering undergarments. And there’s potential for a lot of leaking. Excuse the candid truth.

I’m quite lucky that last time around it didn’t take too long to get back to a size just 3lb over what I was prior to pregnancy. This pregnancy however I have gained a good 3 and a half stone in weight. Compared to just two and a half with Landon. I haven’t had any stretch marks luckily on my tummy despite my bumps being nothing but rather protruding and in no way small.

I’m quite dubious about sharing the loss on social networks like Facebook or twitter because I feel who really cares? Who wants to see my brag about my weight loss post pregnancy. Probably very few, thus on here just the mummies and bloggers who are interested can read about it without having it pushed in their faces.

I’ve had a cesarean section so exercise is off the cards for me for a good 12 weeks. I’m relying on burning up enough calories breast feeding and running after a toddler and the occasional short walk.

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This was the last bump shot I took on my phone at nearly 39 weeks pregnant.

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This picture is the morning after giving birth in the hospital. Or day one.

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This was day two at home.

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Day three and the shape changes so much!!

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Day five and it looks much higher like my muscles may actually be pulling together and doing a job!

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This last image is today’s, day eight! I’m starting to feel less bloated and can’t wait to see what happens in another week or two! I’m anxious as its my wedding next month. But I’m not willing to starve. I’m actually ravenous and constantly snacking burning so many calories breast feeding!!

Xoxo