Oh my goodness, I can’t believe our twins are 3 weeks old already. While we were going back and forth to the hospital it felt like forever, but now it feels like they were just born.
Let’s talk about what has been happening around here this past week.
Emotionally, I have been thrilled with the fact that both our girls are home and doing amazingly well. But, I am also feeling stuck once again. Actually, I have felt like this the entire second half of the pregnancy due to partial and complete bed rest. Right now I am stuck at home because McKayla really isn’t big enough to go too many places. When she was discharged on Monday she was not even 4 pounds. We were advised to put her in her carseat as little as possible, until she is bigger. I know this is only for a short time and it is probably good for my recovery, since I really didn’t get one after they were born, but it’s still not easy.
I also worry every second of the day on whether or not our girls are growing enough. When they were at the hospital they were weighed daily, now they haven’t been weighed since Sunday and we will find out tomorrow how much they have grown. I am praying that McKayla gains a lot of weight just like her sister. I would love for her to be over 4 pounds. It would make me feel so much better about everything.
Physically, I feel great. I am ready to get back to working out, but I have no idea how I am going to find time to do it. I know I will come up with a plan and we will get a nice routine going. One thing I do know is once the twins get bigger we will all go to the gym together. Our gym has a wonderful childcare center. Sophia and Isabella will be in one section and the twins will be in another. I won’t go everyday but I am definitely going to try for a few days a week. I will let you know how I fit fitness into this busy household. I am a huge believer in taking some time out for ourselves. As mothers sometimes we forget to do that.
3 Weeks Postpartum Weight: 5 pounds above pre-pregnancy weight
3 Weeks Postpartum Measurements:
Hips: 36 inches (pre-pregnancy size; thanks to my Shrinkx Hips)
Bellybutton: 30 inches (2 inches away from my pre-pregnancy size; thank you to belly binding)
Thighs: 20 inches (1 inch less then my pre-pregnancy size)
Shrinkx Belly Review
I was so excited when I was asked to try out their new Shrinkx Belly Wrap. This wrap is so well designed. It has all the aspects of a regular binder plus added support with the side Velcro straps. By having these extra straps you are able to add more pressure where you need it most. These two extra pieces enable you to pull the binder even tighter to help shrink your belly quicker. All of these great features make this wrap a wonderful postpartum tool to getting your body back. The Shrinkx Belly Wrap is very easy to put on and we all know for new moms ease is very important.
The material is comfortable, it is soft and breathable. I have even slept in it a few times.
This wrap works much like their Shrinkx Hips (which I love) with the extra velcro pulls on the side.
I am a huge believer in belly binding after pregnancy. I used one after each of my pregnancies and I truly think they help get my belly back. My measurements after each pregnancy always made me want to use a binder again. Not only do binders help shrink your stomach they also help provide back support. I know when I am breastfeeding I have a tendency to lean over the babies; which is not great for my back. By wearing a binder it can really help with all your midsection pain.
In the Comments Below:
Did you use a binder after pregnancy? If so what did you think?
- If you are currently pregnant do you plan on using a binder?