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Postpartum 10 Week Update

Postpartum 10 Week Update

So it has now been just about 10 weeks since Hailey girl was born. She is doing really well.  Her hypothyroidism appears to be in control and as of her last appointment last week we are down to monthly endocrinologist appointments instead of every other week.  She is also back on track with growth and weight gain. She’s still teeny, but her rate of growth is now on track.

 

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Now that she is on track with weight gain, it’s time for me to get on track with weight loss. Pre-pregnancy, I was working out almost daily. About 1-1.5 weeks ago I started really missing my workout routine. I started to workout a few days a week. Nothing crazy, mostly cardio. I started Yoga Booty Ballet routines. These are fun easy workouts that combine cardio and strength. I’m not so into the meditation part of it, but the the routines are fun and light.

I hope to be able to keep this up and build on it in the coming weeks. Next week I go back to work, so I will again be adapting to a new routine. I hope to stick with working out while I make this transition.

As far as weight, I am now at 134 lbs. Pre-pregnancy I was around 120 lbs so I have a little ways to go. So far there has been little progress since the last update at 2.5 weeks, but also little effort so there’s really no surprise. Plus, with breastfeeding you can’t really decrease your calories too much. Now that I’m back to working out progress should be much faster.

As far as belly size, I’ll let the pictures do the talking. This is the picture from last time at 2.5 weeks post partum.

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This picture is from today at almost 10 weeks postpartum.

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Definitely going in the right direction. Now to make it go a little faster. To get the skin tighter, I have been exfoliating and using a cream from It Works for stretch marks. However, there is only so much you can do. These things take time. I still regularly forget to use the belly bandit… Oh well.

I plan to do the next update in 4 weeks at just under 14 weeks postpartum. I hope to be down another 2-4 lbs by then.

What did you do to lose the baby weight? Do you still have weight to lose?

Cheers,

Emily

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Esther | The Cuteness
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I’m still working on losing the weight from baby #2, I’m just a few pounds away, but my body is definitely different, especially my stomach!

Georgiana
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You’re doing fabulously! Good job getting back into your routine and doing something good for you 🙂

Erin | A Welder's Wife
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I do not know much about postpartum weight loss [I have not had any children], but you seem to be doing great! I cannot believe it has been 10 weeks already! Seems like last week I read your post welcoming your beautiful little girl!

Jackie
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You look great! I’m just a week shy of 20 weeks pregnant and have been doing lots of workouts during my pregnancy so far!

Shann
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I think you are doing awesome! It took me a really long time to lose the baby weight from my first. With the twins, it came off pretty quick, but then I gained a lot back due to the stress of the NICU. Starting last year when they turned three, that’s when I really finally kicked it into high gear, and now I’m in a good place. I’m so happy to hear your daughter’s health is good too.

Terryn Winfield
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You look great for 10 weeks postpartum! Losing that belly is hard, but it is doable. I have been working on losing weight from baby #6…but I am a health and fitness coach so I need to stay accountable. I focus on eating clean and I get in a 30 minute workout at home that kicks my butt.

Amanda Rinehart
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aw! Congratulations on your baby girl! I am due with baby 3 in November, I blog over at fromjtoz.com (we should be friends 😉 ) You look great. Ive been carrying extra baby weight around since Baby 1 almost 6 years ago. Im vowing to be better about losing after this one, as it is finally my last.

Kristen
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Glad to hear she’s doing well! It took me a few months w each child to get back to my pre baby weight, but I never worked out or dieted, just breastfed. It was a lot quicker w my second than my first though.

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