Friday, September 4, 2015

Exercise After C-Section

So having a C-section wasn't part of my plan, but it was the necessary way to get T here safely. After the surgery, it was so hard to even get out of bed and walk through the halls of the hospital, so it was hard to imagine myself running again anytime soon.

At the 6-week point, my midwife cleared me to start doing light exercise so I walked on my treadmill a few days a week and then started back to the gym last week. Yesterday was a rough day for both of us - she was cranky and screaming a lot, and I had a tough day at work, so I really needed a workout to help combat my stress. I put her in the swing (which she LOVES, always falls asleep in it while I'm on the treadmill) and started walking for a couple minutes. Then I did 2 minutes of slow running, 2 minutes of walking, 7 times. It felt SO GOOD to be running again! I was worried about the bouncing and how it might feel, but I wore compression pants and I felt so great the whole time.

T has her 2-month well child check today and I'm already stressing about the shots. I am definitely pro-vaccine but it just makes me sad that I'll have to see her cry and not be able to do anything about it!