I can’t really explain my absence other than that I needed to step away from the internet for awhile after Charlie was born. It was just all very overwhelming and I needed to focus on him, and me, and our family. Hopefully you understand.
But now, he’s 11 weeks old, and I have something of a groove back, so I figured I might try again. So here are some quick updates.
He is fabulous. Healthy, growing, and a fairly “easy” baby (though not without certain difficulties, such as a general refusal to nap anywhere but physically on my person). He gets more and more interactive every day, which is all kinds of awesome. Also? Adorable.
Was diagnosed with postpartum depression in C’s first month. It’s real, it sucks, but thankfully I caught it early and have gotten appropriate help and am feeling much better (although admittedly not 100% yet). Physically, healed well from the whole labor and delivery business.
Still a whopping 25 pounds above my pre-pregnancy weight. I’ve been back at CrossFit a few times a week and also doing Couch to 5K on our treadmill, but nothing is budging weight-wise. This is probably because breastfeeding makes me ravenous and I’ve taken sampling every flavor of Target’s trail mix as a personal challenge. So take the “fit” part of this blog with a grain of salt, as I clearly am not exactly a shining example anymore.
Going back after the first of the year. I’m nervous but also a little excited.
Got lucky and it’s been super easy for us. Charlie is probably close to 13 pounds now, so we’ve got a good thing going.
On cloth diapering:
Love it. Easier than expected. Adorable.
And appropriate Thanksgiving garb, too:
On motherhood in general:
Man, I love this kid a lot. He is pretty fantastic. I will say that I felt horrible in the beginning that the immediate mama bear overwhelming love didn’t really hit me right away—it was definitely something that took some time to grow. But he gets more fun and adorable and sweet every day and I am so, so, so lucky and thankful to have him. When I think back to where I was this time last year…man.
Thank you for the comments and e-mails saying you’ve missed me. I appreciate that you’ve been thinking about us and I’m sorry I disappeared. Again, no promises going forward, but..hi, again.