Growing Boy And Shrinking Mommy

Posted: January 20, 2011 at 9:02 pm

Just like clockwork, baby B has hit his first growth spurt. Infants typically experience a growth spurt around 7-10 days old, 3 weeks old, 6 weeks old, 3 months old, and 6 months old. Baby B is 9 days old today and has certainly decided to boost his eating in the last 24 hours. What does that mean for me?

A) I spent my day in my pretty pink robe because it has easier access for the boy.


B) I parked myself in my comfy chair for the majority of my day. 
C)  I was HUNGRY! I wanted to eat nonstop. So I pretty much did. A bowl of oats, a bowl of cereal, leftover brunswick stew, peanut butter + crackers, dark chocolate bar, Chobani yogurt, banana, and now a Subway sub for dinner.


In the midst of playing booby bar I forgot to take the chicken out of the freezer to defrost for tonight’s planned dinner. Oops. Subway to the rescue. And I have a feeling there will be some sort of dessert tonight. This kid does not stop!

D) I was THIRSTY! I drank seven of my Camelbak water bottles today. That’s over 5 liters! I visited the porcelain chair the other chunk of my day.

And I did find out something exciting today. While the little man works on growing, my body has been shrinking. After my shower I decided to try on my pre-pregnancy jeans just to see how far I had to go to fit back into them. What do you know? They fit!

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These jeans aren’t one of the many pairs I hope to wear as my final goal (jeans from my “happy place”), but I still call it a huge success. They may have a lot more muffin-top action going on because of my post-partum stomach, but I still think I look dang good. It certainly brought a smile to my face…though not as big a smile as all your congratulatory comments on FFF’s one year. Or the smile I get from cuddling this little guy…


Question of the Evening – What was the hungriest you have ever felt?

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60 Comments to “Growing Boy And Shrinking Mommy”
  1. Melissa says:

    Huge congratulations!! Wow!! I’ve heard breast feeding is pretty much natural weight loss but your success is fantastic!
    The hungriest I have ever felt was after doing a really long hike with little snacks!! I won’t do that again!

  2. Kelly says:

    YAY! YAY! That would make me smile too! I also can not get over how much alike M and Baby B look!! Both beautiful!

  3. Booby Bar…I love it.

    I say you don’t know hunger and thirst until you are NURSING!!! Congrats on those jeans :>

  4. kathleen says:

    we call our boy baby b too! congrats. you look amazing.

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