It has been just over two weeks since my baby was born, and even though I know I’m supposed to be resting and taking it easy, it’s been making me a little crazy to sit around the house all day. Even though I’m not supposed to work out yet, I decided that two weeks was plenty of time to rest, and the kids and would take a half mile walk to the park. I figured the older kids were getting as stir crazy as me, and the weather was absolutely perfect for them to play outside.
I got the baby dressed in his first big boy outfit (although even newborn baby jeans are huge on him), got Kinsey onto her new scooter, and put the two boys in the stroller together. I was a little concerned about them being in such close proximity, but we made it without Micah throwing anything or hitting his brother at all — success!
As a side note, I love my stroller (it’s a Graco Twin IPO side by side that I got used), but it definitely needs a cup holder and some storage — so I bought a stroller organizer and I’m so excited to try it out! No more water bottles in the baskets under the seats 🙂
This was the first time we’ve been to the park since Micah has been old enough to run around and enjoy it, so it was really exciting for me to watch him play with his big sister. I don’t want any of them to grow up, but I still can’t help but be excited for a time when all three of them can actually play together!
And of course, little brother had a great time chowing down on his binkie while everyone else ran around. The fresh air was great for all of us, and it felt great to stretch my legs and get some exercise. I already have so much more stamina than I did two weeks ago, and I’m so excited to start working out again!
How long did you wait to take your newborn baby outside or to a public place?
How soon did you start working on getting back in shape after giving birth?
I started taking my kiddo out for short walks as soon as I was able to walk again (C-section mama here), which was about two weeks after he was born. It was the dead of summer, though, and I was terrified that he would overheat, so we never went very far.
He was about 10 weeks old when I started trying to ease back into running again. He’s six months old now and I’m back to running 4 times a week, including twice a week with the stroller. It’s so nice to feel somewhat physically normal again!
I can’t imagine recovering from a C-section, it’s so awesome that you’re so active already! I’m excited to be taking short walks again, and I can’t wait until I’m cleared to run 🙂
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