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So I’m horrified to see that the last blog I wrote was at 6 ½ months preggers. The baby is now 2 ½ months old!!! There are a few funny coincidences though…I wrote in that blog that all I could hold on to was spicy food. If I remember correctly, that eggplant tofu was my last spicy meal; the heartburn won out over my love of spicy foods. I’m back on the juice now and just made that same recipe this week! I’m thrilled to have spicy back, because the baby is very sensitive to “gassy” foods, so it’s been no beans, broccoli, cauliflower or brussel sprouts for me…so sad…my favorite veggies!!
Okay, to catch up. First of all, the login info for my blog has been locked in my laptop. It is now on the home computer, so I’ll be able to blog a bit more frequently (shouldn’t be hard to beat my last record of 4 months!). Secondly, we had our baby!! We had a little boy toward the end of January. He was born nearly 7 ½ pounds and 20.5 inches long. He’s still a long, skinny little guy!! I love my precious little gift, and have had so much fun learning to be a mommy. My husband is a natural at fatherhood, and has been an excellent spouse riding the rollercoaster of hormones/emotions following birth.
I ate right for my blood type all the way until the end of my pregnancy. Then it was cold and snowy outside, I couldn’t eat the things I like, and I couldn’t eat much at a time. I was still teaching exercise classes every day, and needed fuel to keep me going, so I turned to heavy comfort foods. I did a lot of pasta, and certainly indulged in the sweets. That trend continued post-partum. I gave birth naturally, and had no idea how long the physical recovery would take. I went from working out every day to sitting on the couch for 4 weeks straight. Needless to say, the comfort foods continued.
I’m only now getting my head above the water where eating is concerned. The massive hunger attacks of breastfeeding have subsided, and I’m able to eat more normally now. It’s getting warmer and thus easier to eat salads again twice a day, and I’m sick of my out of shape body, so BTD it is. The only real things I need to do differently are to cut out all the sweets, and cut down on the volume. I never strayed into my major avoids (chicken, corn, oranges), and tried to stick with my super bennies as long as they didn’t give my little man gas. I’m also back to my old self physically, so the baby and I are looking forward to going for lots of walks through the spring. I’m back at the Y teaching only one night a week (daddy has to leave work early for me to teach class), but it’s great to be back in the pool even just one day a week. We’re hoping to work something out over the lunch hour as there’s a Y right next to my hubby’s work. I’m hoping that he can take the baby for 45 minutes while I whip though laps a couple days a week.
Whew!! This has been a whirlwind, scattered blog!! I will collect myself and my thoughts and write a bit more coherently in the future. I got a few emails about the eggplant tofu recipe. I think that I’ve blogged about it before, so I’ll see if I can locate the original blog and repost it.
I hope that this finds you all well, happy and compliant!! Smiles…
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