T's Birth Story | Happy Mom Musings

T’s Birth Story

I shared K’s birth story when she was one, now I am finally sharing T’s and he is more than two!  Even though it has been a while I do want to share it as T’s birth was a wonderful experience (and I did write most of this soon after the birth).  It was painful,…

Preparing to Breastfeed Again | Happy Mom Musings

Preparing to Breastfeed Again, with IGT

Last time I was pregnant, I did some breastfeeding preparation (see breastfeeding class 1, and class 2), but I never imagined the struggle that it would be.  This time, I know what to expect from my body before-hand and have done more research on how to address my specific issues, namely insufficient glandular tissue.  (See…

Fitness Update: 18 Months Postpartum | Happy Mom Musings

Fitness Update: 18 Months Postpartum

It’s been a while since I did an update on my fitness, so here it is! I reached my pre-pregnancy weight in November, 11 months postpartum.  I gained a little back over the holidays,and worked to get solidly back to my pre-pregnancy weight.  But I am not stopping here.  I was at my heaviest when…

Postpartum Wardrobe

Postpartum is an interesting time for your body.  A lot of adjustments are happening fast.  You still have a bit of a belly – many women say that you look 5 months pregnant and I found this to be true for me – but you don’t necessarily want to wear you maternity clothes.  And, if…

Postpartum Fitness Plan

I hate to admit it, but I have not been as healthy as I want to be since Tiny One was born (and during my final trimester). When I am home alone with the baby, I have to have food that I can grab quickly from the kitchen – and if I can eat it…

Postpartum Recovery

In this day and age, the postpartum period is very baby-focused.  In many ways this is natural – the baby is the new member of the family (and the world!) and needs a lot of care.  However, sometimes we can forget that the mother just went through a huge transformation, both emotional and physical, and…