In the 17 days since Henry has arrived, I've lost 60 pounds.
I still have 20 to go before I am at my pre- pregnancy weight ... and another 20 before I'm at a weight that would allow me to fit in to my wedding dress, but I'm happy with the progress.
I think the rest of the weight will come off pretty quickly considering I'm CHASING three two-year olds and nursing almost non-stop. I'd probably lose even more weight if I could get myself to eat granola bars and fruit instead of those tasty Hershey Kisses with peanut butter.
I have found my new obsession.
Today we attended two birthday parties. At both events, people commented how it was incredible that I was doing "so much". Several women told me that they still hadn't left the house two weeks postpartum and yet, they'd seen me - with all three toddlers, the newborn and the dog - hiking around the neighborhood over the past few days.
This made me take pause.
I'm really glad that I have the energy to be out with our children. It's been almost two months since I've been able to go to the park with them, and when I saw Carolyn swinging on the "big" swing at the playground ... I almost cried.
Even though I'm feeling pretty good, I'm sure in a few weeks when all the extra help has left, I will wish that I could do nothing but lay around on the couch and eat Hershey's Kisses.
Maybe I am doing too much too fast.
But so our are children.
So I promise to slow down.
But only if they will, too.