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Saturday, September 17, 2011

3 weeks old

     As you may have noticed, the blog has a new name!  I'm not pregnant anymore, so "Primal Pregnancy" doesn't exactly fit anymore.  Thanks to Steve Cooksey for the name suggestions.  I thought this one fit pretty well.

     Adrian is 3 weeks old!  I can't believe it.  Time is just flying.  In the last couple days he has started rolling over!  He's done it twice so far.  This morning I had him on the bed with me and when I woke up, he was asleep on his tummy.  The pillow might have helped him some, but still pretty cool!  We had his 2 week check-up on Monday, and he had gained a whole pound since his 4 day appointment!  Nursing is still going great, except that he has been wanting to nurse constantly.  I'm hoping it's just a growth spurt.

   It appears that Adrian is colicky like Diana and Aidan were.  He's been screaming for 2 and 3 hours on end. I found some Gripe Water at the natural foods store that has ginger, fennel and chamomile, and it seems to be helping.  He is really gassy as well.  I'm wondering if it's something I'm eating that's affecting him.  I know broccoli and cabbage are supposed to be bad.  I've been giving him gas drops as well.  Hopefully we'll find something that works!

     I've been eating lower carb than before, and it seems to be working.  I'm down another lb. and my pants are getting loose.  I'm still a few sizes higher than pre-pregnancy, so not sure what I'll wear in the meantime.  My blood sugars have really stabilized.  I had an appointment Thur with the diabetes nurse practitioner and she was thrilled.  She didn't bat an eye about diet and the only thing she fussed about was my wearing flip flops.  I can live with that.  I was supposed to get blood work done, but it has to be fasting and they didn't tell me.  I was going to do it yesterday, but I woke up low and had to eat, so hopefully Monday I can get it done.  We are repeating my a1c and doing a lipid profile, chem panel, and thyroid testing as well as checking my kidneys.  I'm curious to see what my lipid profile says.  My last one was awesome.  I was previously on cholesterol meds before going primal and contrary to popular belief, high fat actually made it go DOWN.
3 weeks post partum


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