4 Weeks Postpartum Update
Our little Amélie is already turning one month today, time really flies but even more when you have children!
It's been one month of pure bliss, honestly. I feel way more relaxed this time around considering it's my second baby. Now I'm not gonna lie, having a newborn is pretty tough and although my hubby is helping a lot around the house I'm extremely tired. The lack of sleep is leaving me a bit teary sometimes, especially when he is at work and I have to deal with everything on my own. I know it's only a phase though and before I know it she will sleep longer periods of time. I'm breastfeeding her so basically I'm the only bar in town! It's quite demanding but a wonderful bond at the same time. I'm also expressing milk which means daddy can take over once in a while and I get to catch some long overdue Zzzz's...
Body-wise I've bounced back very quickly and feel pretty good. I had an easy and fast delivery. Our bodies will never stop to amaze me, as women we are able to grow these perfect little humans for 9 months and then able to produce this life giving milk that can sustain and continue to grow our little ones with barely any sleep during the first weeks!
My weight is almost back to normal, I still have 3 kg to lose but I'm absolutely not in a hurry and I'm not going to do anything to lose them. Breastfeeding has done wonders so far and I know I will be back to normal before I know it. I didn't put too much weight to start with (only 13kg) so it went off pretty easily.
On that note, a few of you asked me how I did to get back into shape so quickly but honestly I haven't done anything. I guess I have a quick metabolism and I've been eating healthy my whole pregnancy. I'm on a low carb and high fat lifestyle (I don't like to call this a diet as I don't believe in them. The way you eat is a lifetime thing, not just temporary). It's all about detox, keeping my body as alcaline as possible and feeding it with high value, nutritious foods. I avoid sugar like the plague (not for weight issue but simply because sugar is poison). During my pregnancy I didn't 'eat for 2', I just ate lots of high fat and anti-inflammatory superfoods.
I haven't started to exercise yet, I'm waiting for the 6 week mark but I can't wait! I need to tone up these deflated muscles big time!
The little one is doing great. She is keeping me and her daddy very busy but we wouldn't have it another way! The whole pregnancy I was afraid I wouldn't be able to love her as much as her big brother but what people say is true... your heart just grows with each baby. It was love at first sight and I felt this really strong connection as soon as my obstetrician put her on my chest for the first time...
Arghhh... I'm getting all emotional just thinking about it!
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