We had her two week appointment yesterday, where we learned that baby girl gained 20 ounces in 8 days. In case you were curious, that's a lot; the average is about 1 ounce per day. This just means that she's a good nurser (and that her mom makes some pretty awesome milk- just sayin'). She has an adorable double chin and some good leg and neck strength. I now hope that she will be a runner AND play rugby (probably scrumhalf or flank, since she will not be tall).
|So civic-minded at such a young age! Note the pudgy cheeks and double chin.|
- sun salutations- at least 4 total, 2 per side
- cat/cow with leg extensions and leg and arm extensions
- downward dog
- seated spine twists- this feels amazing after several months of having to turn my entire body to see what was happening over my shoulder
- tree pose
- chair pose
- seated and reclining leg stretches
- low lunge
Yesterday I also did a few lunges and some sumo squats. They felt hard at the time, but today my legs are not sore. The trickiest thing right now with lunges, squats, and a lot of the yoga poses is keeping my spine and hips in alignment. Because it's hard to do, I know that I need to be doing it. Next week Alfie and I will go to mom and baby yoga, brought to you by the same wonderfully demanding woman who teaches prenatal yoga in town. I went to mom and baby with our son as well, and it was not easy. Not in the least.
On the running front, I think I might try a few very slow miles next week. I feel great, and any concerns I might have had about my milk supply went away at the pediatrician's office yesterday- Alfie is a champion eater, and I know logically that moderate exercise will not harm supply. Until then, I need to walk at least every other day to remind my body what forward motion feels like.