Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Ah, Two Weeks!

I've been thinking for a few days about posting on the two week mark - the wonderful time when a mother's body starts to really be her own again. (You know, except for the whole nursing every two hours part.) Scrolling through the blog archives, I realized I already wrote that post. Honestly, though, I think the recovery after Second Son's birth was the easiest yet. I even carried him around the zoo last Friday at exactly two weeks. (Ok, I just carried him to where the fire truck was spraying kids and then sat with him in the shade for an hour or so while Kansas Dad supervised the older three playing in the water, but I still considered it ambitious. We have a picture of his first trip to the zoo, but the older ones were all tired and cranky so it's hard to tell they had a good time.)

I'll just note that Second Son weighed in at 11 pounds, 4 ounces at his two week visit yesterday. That's more than Second Daughter weighed at a month. Today I put him in the BabyBjorn while I fed the kids lunch, started a load of laundry, folded three loads of laundry and put Second Daughter in her crib for her nap. All together, I carried him in it for just over three hours (when I finally took him out so he'd wake up - we want that kind of sleeping at night!). My shoulders ache a bit! It's easier when they start out smaller so you can build up your strength.


  1. Second Son's two week weight well outstrips Gideon's two month weight (10 lbs., 6 oz.)!!! At his six month, he's a "whopping" 15 lbs. 3 oz. (only 10th percentile for weight). I just have thin babies! I would totally agree that it's much easier to adjust to carrying smaller ones.

  2. Ah, yay for baby-wearing. I actually retired the bjorn this go-around and got a mei-tai. The bjorn just killed my back too bad. I use a hotsling when we're out and about and love it (especially now that he can ride on my hip).

  3. Hilary, I think it would be funny to get a picture of Gideon and Second Son together. Too bad we're so far apart!

    Monica, I have a carrier Hilary made for me that puts baby's weight more on my hips. It's in the closet and clean but I just grabbed the Bjorn first. It's the one that was out because Kansas Dad prefers it. It is easier to put on with only one hand.


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