Kayleigh - posted on 02/23/2011 ( 8 moms have responded )
I'm getting to the point where I don't know what to do anymore...
Everyone says that "baby weight is supposed to just come right off while breastfeeding" But this is exactly the opposite of what is happening to me.
My daughter is almost 3 months old (I know, shes still kinda young) and I'm probably 20+ lbs worse off than I was right after I gave birth... (which I had already gone from 185 before pregnancy... I know I'm pretty big to begin with :( to 232 after)
I know this seems like a simple solution... eat better, exercise more... but I wish it were that simple.. Lydia is either nursing or sleeping on me 85 to 90% of the day... If I put her down while shes awake she starts screaming at me... If I manage to put her down while she is sleeping, if i make any noise at all she wakes up, realizes she not on me and starts screaming :( I spend most of my time bed ridden b/c of it... the ridiculous thing is that I barely get to eat b/c she has me preoccupied all the time.
The really hard part is that we live in my husbands parents house atm b/c he is in school.. His parents barely tolerate us being here at all. We live in a big room up stairs and barely get to come down b/c of how awkward and intolerant they are of us (he is the black sheep of the family and they have never treated him well... its amazing that they allow us to be here at all, we would be homeless otherwise) so going downstairs to cook healthy things is almost totally out of the question until 10pm when they go to bed for work. we keep some snacks like granola bars and juice up here but its not healthy really and its not like its a meal :(. andy is gone most of the week for school so I dont have any transportation to get anywhere if I wanted to get out and walk more... and our carrier was a hand me down and its horribly uncomfortable and hurts my back (I want an ergo soooo bad but we cant afford it, I was gonna get one when my tax return came in but the IRS decided to keep it to pay off school loans :P)... plus, its too cold to be taking a nearly 3 month old out on walks (I'm holding out for spring >.