Inspiration - Hilary Duff
Thank you to everyone for the well wishes for little Skylar! So wonderful to hear so many sweet sentiments - they are very much appreciated!
Two weeks in and we are doing well. Lots and lots and lots of diapers, feedings and naps. Then feedings, naps and diapers. And then for variety diapers, feeding, diapers, feeding and no naps. (And I thought 80 hour work weeks were grueling!) But we're slowly getting the hang of things, taking it day by day and improving little by little. :)
At this point I'm doing well physically. I just took my first long walk yesterday and it was wonderful being outside. I've been spending a lot of time in pjs & sweats over the past few weeks but I've found in the past few days that if I can shower and put on real clothes - I feel much more human - regardless of how little I've slept the night before. So I'm going to try to make more of an effort to squeeze that in between the FDN. (FDN - feed, diaper, nap. Starting a new thing - sorta like Jersey Shore GTL acronym but not cool at all. :P)
The challenge with putting on 'real clothes' is that while I'm down 25 lbs since giving birth - I still have a solid 30 lbs left of 55 lbs of pregnancy weight I gained. So that means I won't be back to my regular closet clothing for a little while. In the meantime - I've transitioned from my third trimester pants back into my second trimester pants. And to add to that I made a quick trip to Old Navy (outside world - exciting!) to pick up some roomy tops that accommodate the fact that a lot of those 30 lbs are around my midsection and boobs.
Here's the first top I bought - a XL chambray shirt because chambray is the best. (And bonus, in this picture, the shirt has fresh wrinkles from my sleeping on the couch!) This outfit is still super comfortable for hanging around the house but it at least looks like I belong to the land of the living. And then I added fun teal necklace and teal flats to make the basics a little more exciting when we went to pick up some takeout from McAllister's. :)