Cole is 2 weeks old! The past two weeks have been full of snuggling, relaxing, a little bit of working, a good bit of pain, and recovery. Overall, I have thoroughly enjoyed the last two weeks with my tiny Prince and I am so thankful for a relatively smooth recovery. Last week I still did some work for my web marketing clients, but this week I started back up with my gym clients.
After the episode with the hematoma last Tuesday, I rested to allow my body to heal. By this Tuesday, I was feeling great and headed to the gym to train a few clients. Unfortunately, I pushed it a little too hard and had some set-backs with my recovery (lochia increased again after it had completely stopped). So, for the past 2.5 days, I have been taking it very easy. My doctor cleared me to workout starting today, but I am going to take 3.5 more days off so I have a lot of energy to lead my boot camp on Monday night!
I have been very pleased with how quickly my body has bounced back to its pre-pregnancy size (even without exercise and honestly — not the best eating). 3 days after delivery, I was feeling pretty good about how my stomach was already looking. But a week after delivery, an outsider would never have guessed I had been pregnant, and now (2 weeks after delivery) I feel fabulous and am fitting very well into my pre-pregnancy clothes. Many women have asked me how I bounced back so quickly. The answer — I did the workout moves in my Fit Pregnancy Total Body Workout DVD consistently throughout pregnancy, and it worked to keep me strong, toned, and prevent excess weight gain. Now, 2 weeks after delivery, I am enjoying the benefits of the hard work I put in.
Miss Emma has had a rocky transition welcoming the new baby home, but she is warming up to him. Thankfully, family members and friends have been giving Emma some extra attention and gifts. I even had two brands send me snack foods for Emma and that made her feel very special. She got some Chobani Champion Tubes, and a great company called Sprout sent her yummy organic fruit and veggie crispy chews and fruity yogurt bites.
To say Emma enjoyed the crispy chews is a huge understatement. She was obsessed with them! I often have a hard time getting Emma to eat healthy foods because she has SUCH a sweet tooth. The first thing she says upon waking is the morning is, “Cookie, popcicles?” She is also relatively picky about trying new foods. However, she LOVED the Sprouts fruit and veggie crisps and fruity yogurt bites the very first time she tried them. I brought the snacks with us to the pool and park, and it was so nice to have a healthy snack for her that she enjoyed!
How do you encourage your toddler to eat healthy snacks? If you haven’t already, I encourage you to try Sprout Organic Foods. I am sure you will love them as much as Emma and I did!