Monday, 18 August 2014

Mummy Monday: 4 Month Postpartum Update

(Please excuse the fact that my stomach is a completely different colour from the rest of me - guess which part doesn't get a look in when the sun comes out, in public?!)

General:


I think this has been my favourite month so far. Isla and I are becoming a proper little team and she amazes me, cracks me up and fills me with silly love I've not felt before all within the space of 5 minutes!

I feel like I'm getting back to myself a little bit more each day and going to gym is actually playing a big part. It gives me a bit of time to myself whilst Rob has Isla and it's helping to begin to increase my confidence in my body again. I like pushing myself and seeing results and although it never happens as fast as you want it to, it's getting there slowly but surely. I do reckon if I stopped drinking wine and eating cheese I'd look like Miranda Kerr in no time - JOKES!...


I also think I've come to accept that having a baby changes your body, mind and lifestyle all in one huge swoop but you come out the other end a better version of yourself and you just have to learn to live with the less desirable changes - hello hair falling out and different body shape.

Emotional:


Definitely in a better place with each month that passes. Still get sad about being away from family and friends but we're trying our best to get on with things down here. I've met some lovely mummies and have managed to have lots of outings with the little ones which has been so great. Rob makes fun of me because I need social interaction in my life where as he's happy enough to chill out at home and watch a hundred movies instead. He has been off for the past couple weeks and has another week left of his leave so it's been great having help and family time so he can bond more with Isla. It takes the pressure off me a bit although somebody has been getting a little bit clingy - read about it in her update here.

I feel like I understand what Isla wants a bit more from different cries now which helps diffuse stressful situations a bit quicker. Don't get me wrong, I still get the times when I have no idea why she's screaming in my face but it seems like my emotional state is a bit stronger now and I can deal with it rather than reducing to a crying mess myself!

Body:


Well...things aren't going back to the way they were as fast as I want them to but they were never going to were they?! I actually don't think I'm ever destined to have the exact body I had before because of the trauma the poor thing goes through in pregnancy and birth but I reckon I can try and get as close as possible. I'm going to the gym 3 times a week but struggling to have the energy to have a really good work out each time. The fitness programme I'm on is good but I probably need to eat even healthier for a while too to see some real results. Actually who am I kidding, I just probably need to cut down on the wine haha.

Health:


My health is good, my only issue is that my hair is falling out massively and I barely have any to lose anyway. It started about 3 weeks ago and hasn't stopped since. I think I'll do a separate post on it soon because I've started doing a bit of research into it. I've started to get headaches again so am a bit gutted that it looks like my migraines are returning - boo! They stopped about 4 months into pregnancy.

We've had quite a lot of trips here there and everywhere this month and had a great time celebrating our wedding anniversary.

We're off up to Scotland next week for Isla's christening and I'm getting to stay for TWO WEEKS!!!! So excited! Looking forward to lots of catching up and family time.

We're hoping to go glamping on the Isle of Wight soon too - the tents look amazing. Love to keep busy.

And that's about it for me!

2 comments :

  1. You look amazing! I had the bad hair loss too, I though I was going to end up bald it when on for so long and there was so much hair coming out but it does stop after a while :).
    I've just come across your blog, can't wait to have a read though it all now :) xxx

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  2. Thank you lovey! Good to hear that the hair loss will hopefully end soon - it's terrifying! So glad you like the blog :) Still got lots of plans for it xx

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