Monday, 24 August 2009

Burning the fat...


Today marks 4 months since my little ham came into my life and as he gets bigger (16 lbs 13 oz as of last week) I'm FINALLY getting a bit smaller. It's no secret that I gained some serious weight while I was pregnant with Calum (something like 50lbs which is a lot considering I weighed about 125 before I was preggo!) and for some silly reason I didn't think it would be so hard to lose it after I had him. Hah! Admittedly I haven't been able to do a lot, anyone who has had a baby knows you don't get much time to yourself and any time you do have probably isn't going to go to exercise.

This week my sister in law Rachel and I are going to join Weight Watchers so I can lose that last stone (here in the UK people weigh themselves by "stones", 1 stone is equal to 14 lbs) and I'm joining a bootcamp which they do every Saturday (this is progressive stuff for the UK, it's the first of it's kind even though they are super popular in America). Since I cut down on breastfeeding I've managed to lose 7 lbs in the last week and a half which is great, I even fit into a few pairs of my old jeans! Fingers and toes crossed that by the time we come to Seattle (Oct. 4th), I'm almost back to my old self!

Calum has been getting active too, last week we bought him a Bumbo (which he's not quite sure about) and one of those door jumpers that we all had as kids (my Mom said I loved mine). The door jumper has been a hit, Mark and I find it hilarious to watch Calum do his little tap dance like moves trying to figure out how to make jumps. On Friday his first tooth appeared which would explain the massive amounts of drool (called dribble here) that he's been producing these days! The jumper seat (and the floor) is soaked after a few minutes of playing! While I like most people think big babies are cute, I am getting a touch worried that he's still in the 91st percentile for weight but yet an average height. Never once has he ever turned down food, everytime I give him a bottle he cries when it's done and even when I breastfed I was the one who had to stop him from feeding, he never stopped himself. He loves his food! Let's hope we both burn a bit of fat in the upcoming weeks!

6 comments:

Tara Holmes said...

I am so proud of you Jen! You will be back to your normal beautiful self in no time. I can't stop laughing at how cute Calum is and your stories of how he never turns down food make me smile. I love you guys!

Troy and Ashley said...

NO! I want Calum to be chunky, I love his little (big) thighs. As for you, just shush, you're beautiful

Jen said...

Thanks, guys! I don't feel so bad about my legs when I see Calum's ;)!

Leah said...

Aw, I love those chubby little legs of his!

thuriks said...

He is the cutest little guy ever. I love Chunky babies. You will miss the rolls once he starts crawling because they will disappear. Once you stop totally stop breastfeeding the last bit of baby weight will just fall right off of you. I think breastfeeding helps get the initial weight off but your body holds onto a little of it for the breastfeeding. I need to talk to you about your trip over here because we have bouncers/swings/pack & plays/play mat that you are more than welcome to use while you are here. You name it we probobly have it!

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