Saturday, June 30, 2012

3 days after birth...

First of all, I would like to say that Kaiser’s hospital food is not bad at all!! It’s been 3 days since the birth of my baby and I am still at the hospital, sleep deprived and really happy that I got to take a shower! I didn’t expect to be so sore after having a child. I understand that I just pushed a baby out of a very small opening but it just didn’t register in my head that my body would be feeling like this. Thank God for ice packs and Motrin. All the discomfort and lack of sleep doesn’t matter when I hold my baby boy. He is so ridiculously adorable. I just can’t stop staring at him. He literally does nothing but eat, poop, pee and sleep…and I am completely mesmerized by him.

I am going home today but didn’t feel like rushing out of the hospital. Everyone was so friendly here and a few of the nurses really made a positive impact on my stay. I think it finally hit me today that I wasn’t pregnant anymore. I kind of forgot how if felt to not be pregnant LOL Today I feel a lot less bloated and I feel like my face looks less puffy…kinda cool. As I packed up my things, I thought about when I would be able to get back in the gym and start training for a show. I’m not completely sure how all of that is going to work out. Originally I thought that I would be back in the gym after a week but, I tore during delivery and have a bunch of stitches. My doctor said that it would take 4-6 weeks for the area to heal and the stitches to dissolve so I shouldn’t exercise vigorously until then. Honestly, I was a bit discouraged when I heard how long it would take for me to heal. Even though I don’t want to wait that long, I know that the important thing is that I do take the time to let myself heal completely.

I took a few pictures of my stomach today. I know getting my body back to normal is a process so I’m going to be patient. I’m really excited take progress pictures! I’m so happy that I lifted weights and did cardio during my whole pregnancy. Operation “Get my body BACK” is going to be so much better because of that…


  1. You can do it girl. If there is anyone who's you!!

  2. I respect your willing to publicly post your RETURN to having the most perfect body. I know I will learn a few tips.