Update on Devin, Breastfeeding and Weightloss - 5 weeks old

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TLotus's picture
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Update on Devin, Breastfeeding and Weightloss - 5 weeks old

Hey Ladies! Sorry I've been MIA. I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday! It's been a hectic but beautiful holiday so far with my family.

Devin is 5 weeks old now and is 10.6 lbs! Actually, that was when he was weighed a little over a week ago. He has to be close to 11 pounds now. He is a sweetie and I'm definately enjoying the holidays with a little one in the house!

As for me, I am happy to report I am back into my pre-pregnancy clothes! I've lost almost 30 lbs (only gained 20 during the pregnancy). My goal is to lose another 40 lbs and be a healthy, fit, and sexy mother of 5..LOL. I am not dieting or really exercising right now. I guess the breastfeeding is helping with the weight loss.

Breastfeeding is going well. Devin is going through a cluster feeding phase right now. He eats often during the day then not as much in the evenings. I pump about 12-14 oz everyday and freezing it for when I go back to work.

Here are a couple of pics of Devin:

Happy Holidays, Everyone!

lily0624's picture
Joined: 03/21/07
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aw, what a little loverboy! mr. kissyface for sure!

congrats on getting back into your pre-pregnancy clothes! i'm SO jealous of you! i have almost 30 lbs to lose to fit back in! my body does NOT lose weight when bf'ing! oh well.

i don't mind cluster feeding if it means baby will sleep more that night!

sweetsriracha's picture
Joined: 03/29/11
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Thanks for sharing, Tamara! We miss you around here. And CONGRATS on the weight loss Smile

Good job on the pumping ahead of time. I'm sure you are completely on top of it, but make sure your supervisors know you will be pumping at work! I've unexpectedly had to go back to work part time already (ugh) and its been a barrel of issues - the lights in the room not working, the vending machine guy having to restock while I'm pumping, etc. etc.

Keep us posted!

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Good job, Tamara! Devin is such a cutie pie for sure!!!!!!!!!!!

"sweetsriracha" wrote:

I've unexpectedly had to go back to work part time already (ugh) and its been a barrel of issues - the lights in the room not working, the vending machine guy having to restock while I'm pumping, etc. etc.

Um...this is total crap. I think your HR person needs to be re-educated on the laws for bfing mamas...

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Hey birth buddy! So glad to hear that everything is going well with you and baby Devin! Congrats on the weight loss as well! I'm going low carb myself next week in hopes to look hot for swimsuit season again lol! He is so precious!

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So sweet. Happy New Year!

sweetsriracha's picture
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"Jenni Beth" wrote:

Um...this is total crap. I think your HR person needs to be re-educated on the laws for bfing mamas...

Yeah, I'm super vocal about complaining. Each issue has never occured more than once, but there is just a new issue every time, KWIM? Fortunately, it seems to be improving - the all-staff email of "don't bang on the door when the do-not-disturb sign is posted" seems to have hit home, lol.