Thursday, March 22, 2012

6 week post-partum appt

Got the ok from the doctor on resuming exercising and 'pelvic activity,' as they like to call it. I finally weighed myself, and found that I have lost 20 of the 40 lbs I had put on. I feel pretty encouraged -- losing 20 lbs seems like it's doable. I'm currently 2 dress sizes bigger than my normal size. So I guess you go up a dress size with 10 lbs, huh?

Anyway, will start going to Kathak class next week, and am hoping the weight will start shedding off from there! I miss dancing so much, can't wait to get back into a practice routine, and start performing again!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

There's no place like home

Just came back to our place in SF for the week bc I'm participating in our Darbar production this upcoming weekend (emceeing n reciting) so its easier if I'm in sf itself. So all of us moved for 1 week here (u should've seen the amt of stuff we had!)
Anyway, it just feels awesome to be in our space again. Even though it will be challenging, I'm looking forward to our life here when we're ready to move back.
Puchku's first time in his home too! Aaaah, home sweet home :)

Darbar excitement

The production is looking so good!! It's such a colorful, musical bonanza! Too bad we'd never be able to tour this, as the production value is too high for presenters to take it on.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Wine after nearly 10 months!

I finally had my first glass of wine after nearly 10 months on Thursday night. We had gotten into a groove when the last time I would feed him would be around 9-10 pm, and his last feed of the night would be the bottle -- so I had a good solid 4-6 hrs before the next express.
Needless to say I was super excited. I had a small 4oz pour n made it last 40 minutes. Def felt light headed. But the relaxation was more than I could handle-- I got sooo sleepy n exhausted, and almost felt it would've been better had I not 'let go' n stayed on my adrenaline driven push forward. Anyway it was fun n nice to know that I can still get glimpses of my normal life again.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Milk obsession

My latest obsession is my milk supply and pumping. I find the whole breast pumping process so fascinating. I mean, it's weird as hell, being hooked up to this machine. But when you see the milk squirting out, it's nothing short of astounding. I'm so proud of each and every bottle. Ive started freezing the milk to create a back log as well. The first few days my supply was increasing quite a bit, but now it's become less than the maximum it reached so I'm getting a little paranoid. Going to start paying more attention to my diet and eat fenugreek everyday!
But seriously, I'm obsessed w pumping. I naturally wake up in the middle of the night - either bc I'm not used to sleeping more than 2.5 hr stretches, or I'm uncomfortable from engorgement, or both ... But I pump in the middle of the night and when I've labeled n stored everything away, I eagerly await the next time I can pump again! I'm sure it'll get old soon, ESP when I have to do this at work - which I'm not looking forward to. But until then, it's incredibly fascinating and satisfying. Lol, how life has changed

Sunday, March 4, 2012

My cutie

I didn't realize it's possible to love someone more n more everyday!