Today marks the day hubby goes back to work after 2 weeks off helping me heal and adjust to our new life with our boys. I’m a bit nervous about the effort that will be required to find balance and new routine juggling a 2 weeks old that needs me and a 2 year old who doesn’t like the idea of sharing me. It’s going to be an interesting few days. But I’m up for the challenge (said mostly because I don’t have much choice in the matter).
Physically, I’m feeling much better and my recovery is going well. I still can’t carry Fit Boy which is a huge frustration to me. Though I technically can pick him up and hold him without pain at the time, a few hours later, I’m reminded of why I was told not to do that. (bad mama)
Since I’m still at least 4 weeks away from being cleared to exercise, I continue to work on my nutrition and place my focus there. Thankfully, I’m so tired from the night feedings and Fit Boy’s 6am wake ups that I haven’t been itching too badly to workout. Instead, I’m looking for good new recipes to try out that are healthy, tasty and dairy-free. Baby O seems to have the same sensitive tummy as Fit Boy had so for the next few months, I will be cutting out most dairy and foods that will upset his tummy. This leads me to a question for you foodies out there: What’s the best alternative to milk? I’d love to try coconut milk but it’s not available where I live. Suggestions?
For more of how I plan to get my pre-pregnant body back, be sure to check out my Body After Baby series that will be following my journey back to fitness.