She's gaining weight, which is awesome, and I'm losing... which is also awesome.
My last belly shot was on Friday, October 22 at 38 weeks:
I can't believe there was an 8lb, 13 oz baby in there just 2 weeks ago. It's mind boggling, really. In my 38th week, the scale was tipping alarmingly close to the 200 pound mark... I think at exactly 38 weeks I was 194lbs on my home scale. When I woke up on October 26 and realized I was in labor, I really wish I would have had the mind to ask Ryan to take one last belly shot... sadly, I was a bit more focused on the fact that I was in labor and so there are only some very unflattering photos of me actually in labor at the hospital.
But I did have the mind to step on the doctor's scale one last time on my way out of the midwife's office before we headed to the hospital.... my final, all-time high pregnancy weight?
197 pounds. Yikes. I do remember telling Ryan I was sorry I didn't hit 200, because I did semi-want to see that on the digital scale. At any rate, I put on a total of 60 pounds with this pregnancy.
As of today, at exactly 2 weeks postpartum, I'm down to 162. Whoooo hoooo... 35 lbs down in 2 weeks. Not too shabby! The photo evidence:
So I'm 35 down and still have 25 lbs to go to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight. My plan is to eat when I'm hungry, make sure I'm drinking enough water, and just make sure I'm not mindlessly snacking just because I can...... until my 6 week checkup. Once I get the ok to start exercising, it's time for Weight Watchers (for nursing mothers!)... because clearly I'd rather restrict my calorie intake than go for a run :-)
Edited To Add: I got on the scale this morning and it said 159.... whoooo hooooo!! 38 down and 22 to go!