Baby J is exactly one month old today - where on earth did the time go?! Through grace and lots of prayer I can honestly say that this new chapter in our family's life has been going so well - we're extremely grateful and blessed. Of course there's a lack of sleep, and on
some a lot of days I only get to shower at 8 p.m., but between myself, Will and our dear nanny, we've been putting in a team effort to try and limit the sleep deprivation (and associated stinky attitudes) to a minimum. Here's how this month has been going:
Baby J: J is such a peaceful and happy baby - oh, and hungry...! He's gained almost 1 kg since birth, and he's grown a whole 4 cm - just like a little beanstalk. K adores her new brother and often holds his hand or showers him with kisses - I can't wait to watch the two of them play someday soon!
Running: I'll hopefully get the green light to start running again either 6 or 8 weeks after J's birth, the first of which is only two weeks away...! Currently I'm trying to go for a walk with K (and sometimes J in the single stroller) at least once a day, but our walks are still short and slow. To be completely honest, I'm actually thankful that I'm not allowed to run just yet: I still find the logistics involved in getting everyone (those running and those staying behind) ready for a run quite daunting! I guess I'll just have to jump in and find a way to make it happen when the time comes.
Pregnancy weight loss: I've lost 11.4 kg of the 16.4 kg that I gained during pregnancy so far. I realise that most of this weight loss was just "baby weight" (baby, placenta, etc.) - it basically came off by itself once I returned to pre-pregnancy portion sizes and cut out impromptu chocolate days - but I'm still thankful for the progress made. The hard work (i.e. getting rid of those last few kilos) starts now!
What an amazing adventure and blessing this is - thankful, thankful, thankful!