Seriously, how am I giving you my 12 weeks postpartum update already?! I’m answering your questions about how I’m doing now that my fourth trimester is over.
Baby Jase is an infant now. That’s right. I no longer have a newborn but an infant. Queue the tears. He weighs 15.8 pounds and is in 3-6 month clothes. He can fit in a size 2 diaper but its very snug, so when we do put him in disposables, we now have him in size 3.
As far as sleep goes, he is a wonderful sleeper. Probably the best out of all 5 of the kids so far. I do credit some, if not most of this to the “sleep training” we have been doing with taking cara babies. If you have a baby, I’m telling you to click on that link now! You won’t regret it. It’s not your “cry-it-out sleep training, but is very doable for all families.
Jase is in leap 3. If you haven’t heard of leaps, they come from this book, The Wonder Weeks, and they are spot on. So, Jase is in the world of smooth transitions and he has lose of appetite and has started sucking on his hand. He’s cranky, clingy, and needs lots of attention.
12 week Postpartum Mom Update
Now that I’m 12 weeks postpartum my weight is 166, which is about 15 pounds from pre-pregnancy weight. I’m still not fitting into normal jeans but I am fitting into my first trimester/fourth trimester jeans. Here’s a great tip for moms that are having babies every few years like me: Buy different size jeans. You will have pairs that fit you during the first/second/fourth trimesters, pairs for normal life, and then your pregnancy pairs.
I am working out every day or staying active in some form. If it’s not a workout, it’s a walk. That is definitely helping with my mental health. Speaking of mental health, I also believe my supplements are helping with that. As well as my diet. My diet is pretty clean this time around. The supplements I take are fish oil, prenatals, calcium, vitamin D, vitamin C, and collagen.
The fact that I am sleeping well, is also helping with my mental health a lot too. Jase eats around 8:30pm then won’t eat again until 2am. Then I usually wake him around 5:00am to nurse again.
With my fourth baby, I had postpartum depression and treated it homeopathically. It worked within days! If you have PPD, I really urge you to try finding someone who studies homeopathy that can help you find which homeopathys to take.
Clutter and mess gives me anxiety. I hate it. However, this baby has caused me to calm down on that a bit. Not nearly as much as a “normal person,” but not as bad as I was before.
Not much else to update on for 12 weeks. We have adjusted to being a family of five smoothly. Honestly, doesn’t feel much different at all.