Jan
7th
2016
Happy 2016!

To everyone out there, a wonderful, happy, healthy, content, relaxed, funny and amazing new year!

Our New Year’s Eve was very calm, the three of us stayed home, Quinn went to bed at around 19:00 and my boyfriend and I cooked meals out of the “Game of Thrones” cookbook. That was my Christmas present for him, as well as the “Game of Thrones” monopoly which we played to stay awake until midnight.

Having a little baby which wakes up every day at 6:00 o’clock sharp and keeps you busy during the day can be exhausting and normally we both fall asleep on the couch at around 21:30 :).

2015 was a very special and impressive year for me, for sure. I

I’m very excited to see what 2016 will turn out and all the fun times with Quinn and I’m nosy to see what he’ll learn for new things in 2016.

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Fitness Check #3
Jan
3rd
2016
Gym-Member again & Fitness Check #3

Fitness Check #3So, after our move out of the big city into a little one and after getting everything more or less settled, it was time for me to join a new gym.

I’ve been a member at my old gym for about 2,5 years, the last time I’ve been to it was in August 2015 and I joined the new one in beginning of December 2015. So that have been three months with no sports at all and I was really missing all the machines, lifting weights and the smell of sweat 🙂

My belly is still quite big, I’m not sure if it’s from the pregnancy or from the c-section or from the weight I put on while being pregnant.

My plan for the first eight weeks:

  1. 15-20 x 53kg leg press
  2. 15-20 x 30kg abductor
  3. 15-20 x 15kg row
  4. 15-20 x 15kg chest press
  5. 15-20 x “back sit-ups”
  6. 15-20 x 25kg carcass-turning
  7. 45 minutes jogging on the treadmill or cross trainer

It feels so good to go to the gym again, also if some of my gym pants are so tight. At least they fit.

Plus I had a Fitness Check which didn’t turn out bad at all.
It shows my

  • body fat 11,0 kg
  • right leg fat: 2,8 kg
  • right leg muscle: 6,4 kg
  • left leg fat: 2,8 kg
  • left leg muscle: 6,1 kg
  • right arm fat: 0,5 kg
  • right arm muscle: 1,8 kg
  • left arm fat: 0,5 kg
  • left arm muscle: 1,7 kg
  • carcass fat: 4,5 kg
  • carcass muscle: 22 kg

We’ll see how this all develops the next weeks and months.

My BMI at the moment is at 20.

I try to work out on Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, seeing my boyfriend can watch our son then. Unfortunately the gym doesn’t have a child care but till now it works out just fine without. Let’s see how things work out 🙂

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9monthsafterc-section
Dec
31st
2015
9 months after my C-Section

They say a pregnancy goes 9 months and it takes 9 months for the body to get back to normal. My belly is still there and I’m pretty sure it will take a couple of months at least to have a flatter belly.
I started working out again at 8 months after my pregnancy so I’ll keep posting about my belly and see how it turns out.

How far along: 9 monts after Quinn’s birth
How much do I weigh: 50,5 kg (+1,7 kg from my before pregnancy weight – my goal is to reach 50 kg)
How much does Quinn weigh: around 7,5 kg
Belly size: It looks pretty much the same like in the 4 months after my c-section post, maybe even a bit bigger. I haven’t been eating too well and I eat way too much sweets 🙁 9monthsafterc-section The middle photo shows very nicely that my belly muscles are still not completely together and how my belly is curved to the outside. I’d say I look about 16 weeks pregnant.

Sleep: Since about September, so when Quinn was around 5 months old, my (and his) sleep has gotten worse. He still sleeps in our bedroom and comes every 1 to 2 hours.
Symptoms: Sorry, but I want to post this for my records: a yeast infection after every period since giving birth due to a lack of vaginal flora. I told my gyn about that in December and now I have to take uvulas after every period to build up my flora and if that doesn’t help I have to take three uvulas against the yeast infection. Let’s see how long that lasts… You can still see my Linea nigra, too.
Maternity clothes: I sometimes still wear my smallest maternity jeans but mostly I wear my normal pants and tops.
Miss anything: Sleep at times
(Best) happenings: Wow, a lot has happened the last few months (my last post was 4 months after my c-section, I totally forgot all the others…

  • Quinn has six teeth, two below and four on the top
  • He gets mush at noon, in the afternoon and in the evening
  • I still breastfeed during the night and in the mornings
  • I have the feeling I’ll breastfeed forever, it seems Quinn doesn’t get enough!
  • Quinn’s room is pretty much done decorated
  • He broke the changing table while stomping with his legs 🙂
  • Quinn was sick once with fever and a cold, it took about three days for him to feel good again
  • We all had a stomach flu right before Christmas
  • Quinn started rolling around from belly to back and from back to belly at 7 months
  • He loves to take his binky and his on objects to make noise

Sports: I started lifting weights and doing strength cardio the beginning of December 2015.
My plan for the first eight weeks:

  1. 15-20 x 53kg leg press
  2. 15-20 x 30kg abductor
  3. 15-20 x 15kg row
  4. 15-20 x 15kg chest press
  5. 15-20 x “back sit-ups”
  6. 15-20 x 25kg carcass-turning
  7. 45 minutes jogging on the treadmill or cross trainer
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Dec
24th
2015
Merry Christmas 2015

If there is anybody out there reading my blog and also celebrating Christmas then I wish you a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 🙂

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Fjälkinge
Dec
4th
2015
The office / guestroom

So, our move is completed and seeing we moved into an apartment double the size of the old one, there is a lot to do. The office/guest room is done, I:

  • painted one wall blue
  • bought two IKEA Fjälkinge shelves (one big and one small) plus drawers (why have I never used those before, they are metal and look pretty neat)
  • pimped our IKEA desk and IKEA Alex drawer with some foil
  • pimped my pin board by painting it grey and putting some styrofoam around it

FjälkingeIKEA Alex and Desk pimpPin Board
Found some cute boxes too although I wasn’t even looking 😀
Cute boxes
The pull-out couch is on the side of the blue wall. I’m happy with the results esp. because I thought this would be the last room to get done.

Today the baby-bed is coming so the next room I’ll try to finish is my son’s room. I’m thinking of painting one wall green and/or buying a wall-tattoo. It’s nice to get rooms done where you feel comfortable in 😀

Does anybody else like to renovate their room/apartment?

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Oct
20th
2015
Half a year after giving birth

Wow, I haven’t blogged in ages but I have good excuses:

  1. We moved on September 26 and I was packing packing packing before
  2. my bubby is on parental leave for two months
  3. We moved so I am unpacking unpacking unpacking 🙂

Our baby boy was a good boy the whole move. Sometimes it was hard for me to stop what I was doing to take care of my baby and bring him to bed at around 18:00. I’m used to working until something is done but with a baby the baby’s priorities come first.
We moved into a bigger place on the ground floor. It is so much easier for us now, no more carrying the stroller into the basement, no more carrying the baby and groceries up 50 stairs. It’s a very kids-friendly neighborhood.

Quinn is doing great, he’s such a good boy. Right now he’s growing his first tooth!
He rolled over once, on October 10th 2015, he turned 6 months on October 1st and my little family spent the lovely day in the mountains. On October 2nd I started feeding him his first mush – sweet potatoes. In week two he got parsnip and now in week #3 I give him potatoes, carrots and beef. He wears the size 68/74 now, diaper size is still #3.

I totally forgot about my 5 and 6 months after giving birth blog posts. All I can say, my belly is still there but I do fit into most of my old pants now, even though some are still a bit tight. I just quit the gym in my old hometown and am planning on joining the gym in my new hometown in November. I can’t wait to get back on working out yet I haven’t missed it the last few weeks because I was just too busy with the move.

Now I’m mainly busy getting the new place organized and looking for new furniture to buy 🙂 We are buying a cherry laurel this week to plant in the garden before the first snow is coming. Our two gardens are very small but yet, they have been so much work already. I’m looking forward to next spring so that the bigger garden/terrace can get fixed up.

I hope to keep on blogging more regularly soon but I guess there’s always a longer or shorter slack period on some blogs.

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