Life: enjoying the summer

Summer is ending… my maternity is ending. We’ve been trying to make the most of it by playing with Lizzy

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eating salads when it’s 90F outside

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taking Sofia to swimming class. One day we found a turtle on the road

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we stopped and helped it to move away from the danger

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we usually go to Costco after swimming class. Sofia took a nap on the ride

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and then on Sunday 7/31 we went to celebrate Lizzy’s 100 days

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she got to see around

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we got to eat

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such a peaceful lady 🙂

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so proud of my girls….

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We’ve instated the rule of not going to buy groceries until the fridge is empty, so it means we don’t necessarily go on weekend. This time it was a Friday and we took Lizzy with us. She was so entertained the whole trip

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The Olympic season is here and we’ve been watching the games all day long

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all the family

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After my 5k race, Sofia asks to take her on morning runs. I can’t really take her for my runs but on my rest day, yes of course. Last Saturday we woke up early so excited that she’d go for a run with mommy. She really run….. not for long, but run walk run… it was so fun! I can’t wait to run with her side by side on a race. But for now, I think every Saturday we’d have our “morning run” together.

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Saturday ballet class is always fun. They have different theme each week, so the girls are entertained.

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Last Sunday my long run was 9 miles. Glorious 9 miles. I felt great! Not really tired the rest of the day.

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We went to Earth Trek Crystal City in the afternoon. It was my first time since I got pregnant, so over a year already. I missed it so much! I was surprised how much I could still accomplish.

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It was a great way to introduce Sofia to the sport. She had a lot of fun passing the ropes and insists that she wants to climb too. Unfortunately she can’t do it until she’s 40 lbs.

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Now that the gym is closer to us, we’d definitely go more often. It’s a great sport.

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Last Tuesday, Lizzy woke up warm but still happy. But then after her morning nap, she was really warm, fussy and refused to eat. I got worried and booked an appt with the pediatrician. She was calmer by the time we got there (she finally nursed after I expressed some milk to her mouth).

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the pediatrician check her and she was fine, no ear infection. But the fever was 102.2F so she was given tylenol.

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then she took almost 3 hrs nap and woke up back to normal. Rolling!!!

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oh yes, that’s all she does these days! Unfortunately she doesn’t know how to roll back yet, so we have to help her or she’d “ask” for help.

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Horay for quick recovery! 🙂


Postpartum: 3 months

Stats: 3 lbs below pre-pregnancy, just like like time with Sofia. Waist still 2 cm off from before pregnancies so most of the weight came from butt, thigh and rest of the body.

Although I gained 9 lbs more this time. I was still 8 lbs. up at 6 weeks, so I lost 11 lbs over 6 weeks. Woo… that’s a lot. I think it’s a combination of exclusive breastfeeding (over supply again this time, about 6-8 oz extra per day) and running. Once I started running around 6-7 weeks postpartum, the weight just melt away. Need to up my food intake to keep my training and not lose more weight.

Regarding Diastasis Recti. I’d say my gap is less than 1 cm now. I did physical therapy for a month or so, twice a week, and followed MUTU system regime exactly as prescribed. Most of the exercises from MUTU system are the same ones that my physical therapy recommended me to do. So I am really happy with MUTU. It requires time commitment though, so I’m lucky to be on maternity leave. I do both the core and intensive exercises 3-5 times a week. It takes about 40 min each day. I get sweaty after it. It makes my core, back, glut and legs stronger, perfect strength training for my running. So happy with it. I think I’ll continue to do those after I finish the program (in 1 week).

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I’m one of the luckiest ones to bounce back pretty quickly. I think part is gene, but most importantly the healthy life style. Eating clean and exercising regularly do wonders to our body.

This is probably my last pregnancy, although it was harder than the first one, I still enjoyed it. I still find amazing how I was able to grow a person inside me, feed her and give her birth, and still make her grow until now. I hope I can continue exclusive breastfeeding until she’s ready to wean, but at least for a year. It’s such an amazing experience, both physically and mentally. 🙂