It has begun, like a trickle from the smallest mountain spring. I began some approved post partum exercises such as head and shoulder lifts, leg slides and whatnot. All very simple stuff. It’s not good to rush abdominal strength development when one’s abs are still “unzipped” by 3-4 finger widths.
We’re also incorporating regular walks. By regular I mean Monday and today, but not Tuesday when it was raining cats and dogs. It’s no fun dodging house pets when carrying a baby. But really, folks, we’ve got a new baby carrier sling and it seems to be working out nicely. Today we saw some guys from iRobot testing out their Ranger unit in our neighborhood lake. At first, we thought they were fishing but then realized they had laptop computers instead of fishing poles. You don’t see that every day.
I’m also doing some stretches that don’t involve inner thigh stretching because I still have stitches to heal that don’t need me pulling them apart before all is kosher. I need to do more of those today, so I will.
I also re-introduced my upper body weights routine with the whopping 3 pound dumbells. It was no problem, since I did those sessions about once a week throughout third trimester. I should probably do those more than once per week now– maybe every other day?
So that’s my current plan. It’s a far cry from 5 hour rides and 3 hour trail runs, but it’s a start.
In other news, the Remster lost his umbilical cord nub and now has a belly button that looks way cuter than his Mommy’s. Mine is still rather outie. All in due time.