Just Another Manic Mommy
The Baby Weighting Game
Dear Manic Mommy: I just wondered how close your children are together. How did you lose the weight? I am really struggling to lose even the slightest bit of weight, and my baby is three months old!
Manic Mommy: Hi there! My first two kids are almost exactly 18 months apart; my son was nine months old when I found out I was pregnant with my daughter (that still shocks me today!). Then, our third child came along exactly to the day, two years and four months from when our daughter was born. I had three kids ages 3 and under. And lived to tell the tale! Let’s see what the high school years bring!
Now, about that weight problem, cut yourself some slack – some major slack! You barely got out of the hospital! You’re still getting up five or six times in the middle of the night probably. Don’t worry about it … OK, you can worry about it, because I know we women always worry about it.
I don’t have a secret or any good news because my kids are now 11, 9 and 7 and every day is still a battle for me (should I eat a Snickers bar or shouldn’t I?).
But what did work for me after my last kid when I gained a whopping 60 pounds with him (thanks a lot, Luke!), was the fabulous Weight Watchers program, which I am still doing. I took off 62 pounds back then (put some back on, then went back on the program again, etc, etc.), but after trying every single thing out there, I find that gives me the most satisfaction out there. Because if I want that dang Snickers bar, I can still have one on the Weight Watchers plan, it just has to be a mini one! Good luck, and really, take it easy on yourself; your baby is still so young, and your body is still recovering from pregnancy, labor and childbirth!