So, I just have to recommend one more baby product (actually a post-partum product). If you are breastfeeding, you MUST get the My Brest Friend pillow. Please, PLEASE don't waste your time with Boppy's or other pillows. The My Brest Friend, is now my best friend. Now, my posture is better, I'm not man-handling my baby while feeding her and we are both so much happier. Now I only need one pillow instead of the 3 or 4 or I was using to compensate for the stupid Boppy. Argh.
Also, I was reading through my post last week about how I'm feeling and I thought I would update you on my aches and pains. What a difference a week makes!
I'm doing way better in so many ways. For one, I'm not getting night sweats any more (hallelujah!). For another, my Aunt Flow is on her way out! Hooray. And, Aaron feeding Amelia in the middle of the night has provided me so much uninterrupted sleep (7+ hours a night!) that I've been able to do some kind of "workout" during the day every day this week--walking several miles (not quite up to the 3.5 yet), some simple weight workouts, the Wii Fit, etc. Plus, I've been able to get up and do things during the day quite a bit! Amazing! Actually, Amelia slept 7 straight hours last night, which we aren't supposed to let her do, but she always woke up before to eat, so we were surprised she didn't last night.
I haven't had a migraine in about a week and I've only taken medication to prevent one twice. I was finally able to go shopping to buy clothes to fit my new body and now I actually look nice in regular clothes (because I now have some that fit) and I have a whole new body image. When I was pregnant I learned a valuable lesson: if I just eat when I'm hungry and try to be healthy, my body will stabilize itself. This is what I did during pregnancy and I gained exactly the right amount of weight--not more. So, I'm using this valuable lesson now to guide me to the weight I should be at now.
*Holding up my right hand* I pledge to love my body at the size it's at and because it gave me my beautiful daughter. Size means nothing, and properly fitting clothes will help me feel good about myself no matter the size. I pledge to eat what I want and to make healthy, nourishing choices. I will not hate my body or my size or myself and I will not diet. I will trust that my body will tell me what I need and I will act accordingly and not second-guess it. Amen.