Time flies when you have a baby at home! Little bean has already passed the 2 week mark (Sunday) and went for his 2 week check up yesterday. He is gaining weight like a champ and is up to 8 lb 15 oz or a whopping 4 kg. He is breastfeeding like a pro and the doc was very happy with him. We like that! We are still waiting for the last of the umbilical chord to fall off and for his dry newborn skin to peel.
The week before I was in for my first pp checkup. My OB checked on the incision and was surprised and excited of how well it is doing in such a short time after the c-section. She said there will hardly be a scar once it is all healed, but to be careful since I am healing from the outside in. So even though it looks good, I am still broken on the inside. So I’m still on workout prohibition, although she said I can walk and do arm exercises, just no strain on the belly. The heavy lifting still has to wait for a little bit.
Bean and I have been walking around the block a couple of times. 10 minute walks. And today we went out for a 20 min walk in the stroller! Yesterday was the first time to drive after the c-section, which was exciting! All this and no pain meds for plenty of days now! Slowly but surely getting better and pushing toward normality.
My weight is almost back to normal too. On Sunday I had lost about 30 lb since delivery and have 4 more to go to pre-pregnancy weight. I did however lose a bunch of muscle weight, so I am opting to lose the 4 and another 10 within the next 4 weeks. And then start building my way back up again. Just can’t wait!