Two month adventures

Two months is shaping up to be quite the adventurous age for Mr. Anderson!

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He had his two month well baby checkup. He clocked in at 14lbs 11oz, and 23.5 inches long. Which is 90th plus for weight, and around 50th for height. He is meeting his milestones well; holding his head and chest up during tummy time, cooing, and starting to bat at toys.

Other big events this month include his first night with a babysitter and coming up this week…a plane ride!

I am going to visit my mom for two weeks, so my husband and I decided a date night was in order. We left Anderson with a family friend, and went bowling and out to dinner! We had a blast and the baby did great. He even tolerated his stroller for 20 mins for the sitter. He took his bottle of breast milk, and even went to sleep with his pacifier! He won’t take a paci from me. Here he is in his stroller.

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Which leads me to…the plane ride. We have one hour long flight. I plan on checking everything except the diaper bag, and our new ring sling. I am hoping this makes security “easy.” I plan on nursing him during take off and landing, and hopefully he won’t cry the whole way! Fingers crossed!

Post-partum body: losing the baby weight

Well, the time has come. I had my post-partum check up today. Which means it is officially time to stop slacking, and get back to my healthy habits.
Honestly, I needed these 8 weeks to figure out life with a baby. Heck, I am still figuring it out, but…now it’s time to start feeling better about my body.

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8 weeks post-partum.
My plan is simple: start with cleaning up the ol’diet. I am not going to count calories. Just focus on protein, healthy fat, reducing carbs, and greatly, greatly reducing sugar. My sugar consumption has gotten a liiiitle out of control. If I wasn’t breastfeeding I would probably be gaining weight.
As for exercise, I am hoping to get in something each day, eventually working up to training with my kettle ell again.
Anderson isn’t going to day care, so any fitness will be fit into his routine. Ha! There is no discernible day routine yet! I am going to take my measurements and update on my progress monthly.

8 weeks of breast feeding

Today I have been breast feeding my son for 8 whole weeks! I can’t believe it has been that long. Those first nights in the hospital seem so far away.

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Photo via Facebook.
This is what I know about breast feeding:
1. It is hard, and it hurts until you and baby figure out how to latch.
2. A good lactation consultant is invaluable. Go see a certified consultant if one does not visit you before you are discharged from the hospital.
3. At times, in the first few weeks, formula seems easier.
4. It gets easier.
5. Having large breasts is a distinct disadvantage when trying to nurse in public.
6. Nursing in public; not a big deal once you do it.
7. Have a comfy place to feed, with a constantly full water bottle near by.
8. Knowing that you alone are giving and sustaining life is pretty incredible.