This picture makes me cry!

This picture makes me cry!
Thought it was time to change my picture

Monday, October 27, 2008

I LOVE the scale!

Finally I had an appointment with NO, yep I said NO, weight gain!! I have been trying so hard to watch my calories and eat healthy and finally I feel like it paid off. The funny thing is that I did almost zero walking over the last 3 weeks. Between being sick and then just being plain busy, I became a slacker. I'm really hoping that the next 8 weeks go just like the last 3-4 have. Great progress with the baby and good healthy appointments for me. Baby Will is head down and the doc says he looks perfect.

I went to a breastfeeding class on Saturday and got some great information. I'm hoping that I can breastfeed but I'm not going to fall apart if I can't. There are so many health benefits for the baby and mom, that I would feel crazy to not at least give it a shot. The only thing that I'm worried about is Rich's involvment. He is such a hands on kind of dad and is adamant that he get his time with Will. I'm hoping that after the first couple of weeks we can work on him bottle feeding at least once a day. They say you should wait four weeks but by then I may be a total mess?? Guess we'll have to see how it plays out.

Okay gotta get back to work - the days aren't long enough anymore!



Amanda said...

WOO HOO for you and a great appointment! That's awesome!

I gave DS2 a bottle in the hospital! He was having latch issues so I didn't have a choice and he was hungry! I was told with DS1 to wait 2 weeks for the bottle--I would have DIED if I had to wait 4 weeks!!! Email me if you have any questions. :)

Miss July...not...yet said...

Just do your best. As for dad feeling left out, maybe you could start pumping after a week or so. We did that and it worked great. DS never had a bottle until he was 4 weeks old. DD had a bottle (of bm) at 2 weeks.
Don't be afraid to ask for help at the hospital. That is what they are there for.

Tina said...

Oh mama! I miss you and am checking in to see how everything is... I'm so happy that things are well for you (even though it's crazy). Have a I told you how fantastic I think you are? That's awesome about the no weight gain! You just be healthy for you and that little one and whatever is gained will come flying off in no time. You're a treasure lady!

sabrina said...

steph, I can't believe that you are 9weeks from your due date. You must be going out of your mind, I know I would be. I'm only at 26 weeks and I already can't wait to meet my little girl. I keep checking in to see how and the baby are doing.

Jessica's Journey To Being One Hot Mom! said...

How are things going with the baby?

Details girl...