Yesterday, baby and I walked 1.25 miles around the neighboring town home community.
Later, I noticed my incision area bleeding a little bit around one of the edges…cue nervousness. The nurses at the hospital told me it was common to be a bit more sore around the edges as sometimes it tears a little in that area during the surgery (sorry if that’s TMI) and can be a bit tender during recovery. I attribute my activity today to that.
I also attribute it to the fact that my pre-baby running skirt may not have sat well – I’ve been worried about that a lot of my elastic waist band stuff (looking at you lululemon – and not from right before baby, I’m talking back before I lost the weight I lost last year before baby) is still a little too tight or at least it feels like it.
I’m so hesitant to spend money on new clothes though, if only because I’ve lost about twenty pounds already, and while I haven’t been so brave to try on my pre-baby pants, my maternity pants are a little loose. Hopefully, within the next few weeks, I’ll be able to start running again, and it’s now skirt/dress season (apparently? So the weather man says) so I don’t really need to wear jeans much longer. I think though, I may take Jaclyn’s advice and pick up a couple of Forever 21’s workout pieces to tide me over .
I should also note, that 1.25 miles took a lot out of me – granted it was a little hotter than I anticipated at 1045 am. Thankfully I kept baby shaded and covered up so he didn’t get super hot, or any sun. But it was incredibly apparent as I rounded the corner back into our air conditioned apartment that my level of fitness is not even close to where it was this time last year, despite my prenatal yoga practice. Stupid injury. Trying not to set lofty racing goals, but I’m really itching to get back at it, I just need to remind myself that running is going to take time, and I can set goals to finish but this summer and fall, I’m not going to set time goals for myself.
Either way, I’ll be following up with my doctor stat, scheduling my 4 week follow-up ASAP. Additionally, because nursing is still a work in progress (thanks to the friends who have sent messages – I owe you all emails!) we’re also heading to a breastfeeding support group at the hospital this AM. Holy productive morning batman (and by productive more productive than we’ve been the past three weeks).
On that note… have a cute baby picture. He really likes to touch his face.
Also, it’s quite possible that picture was taken at 3am.