Monday, June 27, 2016

Mommy Monday {Lennon is 1 Month}

Well hello everyone! We are still trying to adjust to life with our precious little miracle. We are starting to develop a routine and are getting into the swing of things. My parents left last week so it has just been me and Lennon while the Mr. is at work. I can't believe how fast time is going and I am just trying to soak in all of the precious moments with my little love.

I'm finally starting to feel "normal" again after giving birth. It took about 2 weeks for my pain to subside and I'm {almost} back to my pre-pregnancy weight. I still have some toning to catch up on and a few more lbs to lose. My doctor approved my going back to yoga and slowly introducing more intense workouts. I've been wearing a Belly Bandit Original and Hip Bandit to help everything go back to its rightful place. As far as my stretch marks and cellulite go, I've been using It Works Stretch Mark Cream and It Works Defining Gel.

Lennon is growing so fast! She is already 9 lbs 2 oz. and 21.5 in long! She's got the cutest little belly button and she's so alert. She is starting to smile, will follow your finger with her eyes, and if you stick your tongue out at her she will do it back. She likes to look outside with her brother Ziggy and loves to eat. When she is hungry she will start to move her arms in jerky movements {Rapid Arm Movements, RAM}. We have nicknamed her Lenni Bear, Lenni, and Pretty Girl. We love her to pieces and can't wait to see how she grows in the next month!

Until next time!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Lennon Claire {5.30.16}

Well, hello everyone! I know it's been quite some time since I last blogged, but for a very good reason! Our precious little Rainbow baby was born on May 30 at 9:21pm. Lennon Claire is an absolute miracle and is such a mellow little baby. We have been extremely blessed with her. I won't go into details {in this post} on her birth, but I wanted everyone to meet her! I actually had taken a bump photo the day that my water broke thinking that I wasn't going to go into labor anytime soon {and had planned on posting a Mommy Monday}. Little did I know...

How far along? 40 weeks, 6 days!
Total weight gain: I think I gained close to 35 lbs during my entire pregnancy. I am now down 20 of those lbs since I had her.
Maternity clothes: Dresses or my maternity yoga clothes. As soon as I get home, I change immediately into my nightgown, which is one of the only things I am comfortable in anymore.
Stretch marks: I'm still using the Nivea Q10 Plus Skin Firming Lotion on my legs and arms. I'm still using my It Works Stretch Mark Cream {even post-pregnancy}. 

 Workouts: I was still attending Prenatal Yoga until the end of my pregnancy and also going for walks. 
Sleep: I did not get much sleep at the end of my pregnancy. In fact, I'm actually getting better sleep now that Lennon is here, than I was before. I used my Boppy Pregnancy Wedge until the bitter end. 
Best moment this week: Finishing up the school year and being able to work all the way to the end!
Miss anything? I now actually miss all of her kicks inside my belly. However, I much prefer her here
Movement: I was feeling her kicks and elbow movements even while in labor. This is the one thing I now miss.  

Food cravings: I really haven't had any crazy cravings, still drinking chocolate almond milk. 
Anything making you queasy or sick? Not a thing! Thank goodness!
Gender: Girl!
Labor signs: I went to the doctor the friday after her due date and was sent to the hospital {again} for mildly high blood pressure. They hooked me up to monitors and did blood tests, but concluded that my blood pressure was indeed NOT high and sent me on my way. I was having contractions while I was there, but they were about 25 minutes apart and not strong by any means. 
Belly button in or out? It is STILL an inny. It never did pop out.
Wedding rings on or off? Still only wearing my wedding band.
Happy or moody most of the time: My mood was happy at the end.
Baby Arrival Guesstimate: No more guesses, Baby Girl's birthday is May 30. She stayed put even longer than I thought she would.
Looking forward to: Seeing our little miracle thrive and grow. 

Here are some pictures from Lennon's first days in this world: 


Lennon has one of the best Daddy's in this world! She is quite lucky. 

Until next time!