Even though I thought I was in the clear to exercise as of January 2nd, I had a teeny setback in the postpartum healing and I was back on the no exercise deal. Fortunately an ultrasound revealed that everything was okay, just a blood clot that will resolve on its own, and now I am allowed to work out.
Of course Sweet Pea had been amazingly predictable for 2 days prior to getting the go-ahead, making me think that I could get to the gym before my husband left for work and/ or doing an exercise video during her afternoon nap. NEGATIVE. She was completely unpredictable. Nursing at all sorts of weird times, not taking a nap for more than 20 minutes, etc. So I have yet to get to the gym. If the morning and afternoon time slots fail, I am hoping to maybe go at night while my husband gives her a bottle (and yes, bottles are still battles with her). This way I’ll be out of the house during operation take-a-bottle-please-don’t-cry.
I am also starting to realize that once you think you have your child figured out, they go and do something completely different. So maybe it is best to just go with the flow of chaos for the next twenty years?