FOR REAL???????

I just stopped nursing not even a month ago and I’ve gained 5 lbs — which on small person like myself, is DEFINITELY TEN on a “normal” height gal! This isn’t cool..and I need to work out.

But honestly, on that note, I really really really don’t like most work out regimens. I REALLY like to just play and have fun, swim, etc– but there is no way in heck I’d be able to do that for a while because I have a baby! I mean, I know I could do the jogging stroller, but I can’t stand running and jogging unless it’s on a treadmill. Seriously. AND I’m a big bum. There, I said it! But tonight I hopped on my bike for the first time in YEARS and thought this may have to be my first effort for exercise.

I LOVED being on that bike. My hair was blowing in the breeze, I loved being able to take off way faster than my short self can walk and it was very freeing as someone who is always attached to the baby’s hip. At this point, it’s looking like I’m gonna just stick to water as my only drink, watch what I’m eating especially at night and ride my bike 3 times a week for 30 min at least around my neighborhood. It’ll be nice for me! We’ll see if I can knock some of this random extra weight off ASAP! 🙂

I was soooooo spoiled nursing. Not only was I beyond lucky to go for so long, but when I got the chance to eat (moms understand that statement) I could eat whatever I wanted. While I was nursing, I felt more beautiful and LOOKED more amazing than I had ever looked! It kept me super healthy, fit and down way more weight than I was *PRE-PREGNANCY* which is amazing! It was the best thing I could have done for her and myself, and I was fortunate to be able to do it because I know not everyone can. It’s really hard!

Now here I am– trying to get this little extra weight off yet trying to have another baby, what is this cycle haha!?

On the note of the next baby, we are hoping in our hearts so much it doesn’t take as long as it did for Cammy. Granted, it wasn’t but 6 months but it feels like a lifetime when you are trying and your heart is breaking over negative tests that you absolutely can not help but take. My heart is always with those who are trying and are having a heart time conceiving, some of you have messaged me your stories and I admire your strength!

Here’s the gal that gets me through everything. We hope we are able to give her sweet little self a sibling sooner than later 🙂

All of this were shot at 1.2– for fun and practice! LOVE the bokeh more than anything!

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10 replies on “Post Nursing Weight & Next Baby | Personal

  1. I feel your pain with post nursing. My milk dried up at 10 months and then I gained about 7lbs. I have got to do something about it too! XOXO

    Good luck with TTC!

  2. I love that you share these things!! <3 I had the opposite effect with weight loss. I kept the weight on until I stopped nursing and then it fell off. But you are right, nursing is SO hard and kuddos to you for sticking to it as long as you did. I hope you guys get the good news you are waiting for and SOON!!! 🙂 I will be anxiously stalking your page to find out. lol. I totally know how it feels to want it so bad and feel like its never going to come. Who ever said trying is the fun part, must not have had to try too

    P.S. I LOVE riding my Beach cruiser around the "hood". hehe 🙂


    1. Oh you KNOW I will tell you before it’s announced!!! I am hearing from others about it being the opposite too– I guess it’s one or the other! Or there are those lucky buttheads out there who just never gain and have to lose period hahahah! 🙂

  3. Awww I CANNOT WAIT for you to get preggers again!!! Even though I did not know you then I still read & followed your stories & images while you were pregnant with Cammy! Can we say those beach shots of you carrying her were AH MAZING?! And Cammy is going to be the best sister ever!! Keeping my fingers crossed for you guys & praying for perfect timing 😉 xoxo

  4. LOVE IT!!! I still cry about how much I miss nursing Jovie and she is almost 2!!! I loved that special time we had…and the realization that she will more than likely be our last is becoming clear.. I just took the crib down yesterday..and cried some more!! OMG!!! 🙁
    AND you shot all of those at 1.2!!! That is pretty stinking awesome!! Did you use your 85? 🙂

  5. I am blown away that you nursed for so long! Kudos to you my dear! I am hoping to nurse the little bun I’m carrying now and I hope to let him/her decide when to wean. Here’s to hoping the weight will fall off while nursing for me too! *fingers crossed*

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