Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Weight Loss Wednesday: Week 5 (Finally Some Movement).

Woot! Imagine my surprise when I stepped on the scale this morning to see 169.1 come up! I have finally made it out of the 170's - took long enough, eh? I had to weigh myself twice to be sure that I wasn't seeing things since my eyes are a little bleary this morning. Cameron was up all night crying and being a miserable mite in general. We hightailed it to the clinic this morning (where I feel like I should have a seat with a personalized plaque after the number of visits I've made this winter) to find out that she has an ear infection. Third one since December! Gah.

I have also come to an important decision, one that will definitely affect my weight in a positive way. I am going to start weaning Cameron off the boob. I came to this realization at 3am, when she chomped down so hard on me that she made me bleed. That's not the first time she's done that either, it's just that I'm a sucker. I love this little girl more than tall, tall buildings, but I'm about done with the breastfeeding. Operation Wean Cam starts today. She will likely be very unhappy with this, but I am done with yelping every time she sinks her teeth into my tender flesh. I want my body back, I think 11 months of 100% booby milk is pretty good (most of my friends in the US who don't have the luxury of a full year of maternity leave are shocked I have made it this long). I feel really happy about this decision, relieved in fact. So are the girls, they're tired of being abused.


  1. I thought that breastfeeding helps burn about 500 calories a day... But after you stop breastfeeding you can always take up smoking ;)

  2. Yes, but it also increases your appetite (at least that's what I find). And it also makes me retain a lot of water. Lol about the smoking!

  3. Hey there, I came across your site through your husbands site raptorblog (he does great work). Anyway I have been following your progress with the little ones, Max in particular and then when I came across this today I immediately thought of you and scott.

    I'm sure you've heard about it or seen if already but figured I'd post it anyway.

    Its a cartoon that is supposed to help children with Autism.

    Good luck with everything.

    Take care


  4. Also you can go here

  5. yeah,when i'm breast feeding I can't eat enough....when I get up in the night to feed I have another meal. Ouch - no chomping on mama Cam!!

  6. Anonymous3:09 p.m.

    Bye bye boobies; hello sippy cup! She's a big girl soon.

  7. @ Steeebo - thanks for the tip. We actually ordered the Transporters DVD for Max about a month ago. I think it is a bit advanced for him at this point, but I'm hoping as his language and comprehension increase, he'll get into it more.

    @ Julie - glad I'm not the only one who gets hungry at all hours when I'm breastfeeding.

  8. Good for you--11 months! That is a precious picture, btw!

  9. agreed! That's an adorable pic!

    11 months is a very long time - my son never perfected the art of feeding (is it really that hard to figure out??) and I made it just about 8 weeks before begging my doctor to make it stop. I bled every day, all day. It was miserable. So Kudos to you!!

    Good luck with the weening.

  10. I am really hungry while BF as well. Like ravenous. I only went 8 months with Daniel, am hoping for a little longer with Connor. I can't believe he is 5.5 months already. Where on earth does the time go?

    11months is plenty.. you have done great !