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Fitness Check #6

Three months after giving birth to my second child I made a fitness check. Here are the results:

Weight: 52,4 kg
BMI: 20,5

body fat: 22,8% = 12 kg
(Okt 2016: body fat: 18,7% = 9,5kg))
(Jan 2016: 19,6% = 9,9 kg (-1,1 kg))

right leg fat: 3,1 kg
(Okt 2016: right leg fat: 2,7 kg (+0,1 kg))
(Jan 2016: 2,6 kg (-0,2 kg))

right leg muscle: 6,3 kg
(Okt 2016: right leg muscle: 6,4 kg (the same))
(Jan 2016: 6,4 kg (same))

left leg fat: 3,1 kg
(Okt 2016: left leg fat: 2,7 kg (+0,1 kg))
(Jan 2016: 2,6 kg (-0,2 kg))

left leg muscle: 6,4 kg
(Okt 2016: left leg muscle: 6,2 kg (same))
(Jan 2016: 6,2 kg (+0,1 kg))

right arm fat: 0,5 kg
(Okt 2016: right arm fat: 0,4 kg (same))
(Jan 2016: 0,4 kg (-0,1 kg))

right arm muscle: 1,9 kg
(Okt 2016: right arm muscle: 1,9 kg (+0,1 kg))
(Jan 2016: 1,8 kg (same))

left arm fat: 0,5 kg
(Okt 2016: left arm fat: 0,4 kg (same))
(Jan 2016: 0,4 kg (-0,1 kg))

left arm muscle: 1,8 kg
(Okt 2016: left arm muscle: 1,8 kg (same))
(Jan 2016: 1,8 kg (+0,1 kg))

carcass fat: 4,9 kg
(Okt 2016: carcass fat: 3,3 kg (-0,5 kg))
(Jan 2016: 3,8 kg (-0,7 kg))

carcass muscle: 22,4 kg
(Okt 2016: carcass muscle: 22,9 kg (+ 0,7 kg))
(Jan 2016: 22,2 kg (+0,2 kg))

It’s quite similar to after my first pregnancy fitness check, that was done in December 2015.
I feel so big it’s unbelievable. I can’t quit eating sweets which sucks. It’s so hot here that we’ll eat ice-cream for lunch (sometimes). My belly is huge. I try to go to the gym 2-3 times a week, hope it works out. We’ll see how things work out.

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3 months old
3 months after giving birth

How much do I weigh: 51,6 kg – 52 kg
How much does Lucy weigh: 6030 g
How tall is Lucy: 63 cm
Diaper size: 2
3 months old
Sleep: Lucy doesn’t sleep so much during the day now anymore. She’ll sleep half an hour, then wake up but mostly she’s in a good mood. At night, puh, the nights are a bit tough right now. She’ll wake up every two hours, sometimes she’s awake for 30-60 minutes and will goo and gaa around. Then she and I move into her brother’s room so that Q and the bubby can sleep (Q mostly comes into our bed sometime in the middle of the night) and most of the times she falls back asleep at 5, 6 or 7 am.
My Symptoms: I have a bit of back ache and I try to breastfeed Lucy while lying down. Since then my back is feeling better. Other than that I am healed now 🙂
Lucy’s Symptoms: Her eyes which we have to get checked by a specialist. She is still cross eyed. She has a red butt every now and again but nothing serious. Other than that she is developing fine.
Maternity clothes: The shorts but it’s so hot here right now that I tend to wear dresses. I wear breastfeeding tops and normal t-shirts at night.
Miss anything: In this hot weather I miss going to the lake/pool
Best happenings that last month:

  • Lucy got her U4 and all is fine except her eyes
  • The bubby has vacation now for two months
  • Q and I both got sick last week but are feeling better again now. I had a sore throat for about 5 days

Sports: I’m going to the gym again 2-3 times a week

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1 month after giving birth

How far along: 1 month after Lucy’s birth
How much do I weigh: 52 kg
How much does Lucy weigh: 4600g
Belly size:
Sleep: Lucy wants to be fed every two to three (sometimes longer) hours.
My Symptoms: Lochia is still there, my perineal and vaginal ruptures are healing and sitting feels much better now
Lucy’s Symptoms: Babyacne, sore butt which I have no idea where it’s from as I watch what I eat so much :(, she can’t get to sleep easily which means she’ll cry/scream lots unless I (or someone) lays her on the chest – she likes body contact. If we go for a stroller ride she’ll sleep a bit but if she wakes up, she’s awake and cries/screams. Same with driving a car. I hope she’ll take the binky soon
Maternity clothes: I wear maternity shorts which I bought after Quinn’s birth and also normal shorts which are elastic
Miss anything: I miss buying clothes in my actual size (and not maternity summer clothes)
Looking forward to: Going to the gym again and getting my body in shape
Best happenings this week:

  • Lucy’s cord fell off at 4 weeks and 3 days
  • She took the binky while we shopped at the drugstore
  • First doctor appointment – all good with her and also her hip, which wasn’t “ripe” after birth is good now

Sports: none


Happy Holidays!

Toddler: Santa Claus!
Me: Yes, Santa is coming soon
T: So excited. No hit Santa
M: No, you shouldn’t hit Santa. And who else shouldn’t you hit?
T: People

Let’s see how long he remembers not to hit his cousins on Christmas… Merry Christmas 2017 and a Happy New Year 2018!

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17 weeks pregnant

Now, let’s see if I’ll keep at it. With a toddler in the house I have other priorities than posting on my blog but often I think I really have to post the weekly baby bump because I wonder, how was it with Baby#1 compared to this pregnancy? So, here we go…

How far along: 17 weeks
How much do I weigh: 51,5 kg (with Baby#1 I weighed 1kg less)
Baby size: Size of the palm of my hand
Belly button in or out: After I eat the top of my belly-button sticks out a bit 🙂
Sleep: It’s ok
Food (non) cravings: I’m in the mood for coffee again which I didn’t drink the first three months. Other than that no special cravings.
Symptoms: My belly hurts each morning but I’m not sure if it’s in my uterus or just my intestine or full bladder.
Maternity clothes: Pants and tops, daily
Stretch marks: None
Miss anything: A sip of beer, being able to take pain medicine
Looking forward to: Next sonography which is the big one
Best happenings this week: Visiting Oma and Opa and spending a few days there
Movement: Nope, as I have a front wall placenta let’s see when I will feel the baby
Gender: It’s going to be a surprise, I assume baby will be a boy
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy and bitchy (according to the bubby)
Sports: Due to lack of time I haven’t been going regularly. I have to start going twice or three times a week again!

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