Re: January Infants and Toddlers
posted at 1/16/2014 10:01 AM EST
In response to WhirledPeasPlease's comment:
clc, so sorry for your loss. I hope you and your DH are doing okay.
IPW, sorry about your GMIL, but I'm glad that daycare has been a success! It must be so tough to be back at work already. DD is 11 weeks and thinking back to when she was 7.5...you're obviously a super hero.
Summer, I got an email about Isis. We did our childbirth class there and it was really good. It's too bad they're closing, and so suddenly. There must be a story there.
On the rash front, we went into the pedi because not only was it awful in the diaper area, but she was getting red lesion-like patches under her chin, upper torso, and armpits. Pedi said there were probably multiple things going on and gave us an ointment and some oral antibiotics. There's been a significant improvement in her upper body and the diaper area is getting better finally. I'm so relieved because nothing worked! It should be gone by the time we finish the antibiotic regimen.
I've been struggling with some body image issues lately. My goal is just to fit into my normal pants again. How long did it take everyone to get back to where you wanted to be? Someone needs to take my scale away because I can feel myself getting too obsessive.
WPP, My DD is 18mo and I'm still not where I want to be. I lost all but 5-8lbs of baby weight within a few weeks of having her, but then I gained 10+ on top of that in her first year. It turns out I was also depressed, and in the past 8-9 months have been treating that with meds, totally revamping my diet, and working out with a trainer (shout out to Get in Shape for Women- a GREAT, GREAT place!!). It's been 5 months since I joined the gym, and have only lost 6-7lbs, but have gained 10lb of muscle and lost 4.5% body fat. Totally rings true that for most women, our bodies totally change after childbirth and it CAN (not always) be harder to lose weight. I've even had my thyroid tested and it's fine...sooo..long story short, it might be a long haul, but you've got to give yourself some slack. It took 9+ months to gain the baby weight, so it could take that long to get it off.