Well, this week certainly started off with a bang. For starters, I had a cyst show up in an uncomfortable location that had to get lanced and drained. In addition to not really being able to sit down comfortably for a couple of days, I also just felt like crap for a little bit. Taking care of Ellie was pretty much all I could handle on Monday and Tuesday. We also had a bit of a sleep strike at the beginning of the week, where she decided that she was no longer going to sleep in her bassinet for longer than an hour or so at a time. I suffered through for about half of a night, then gave up and took her in the spare bedroom with me where I was able to at least get some rest, although it wasn’t great sleep. Then, on top of that, my husband got nailed with a nasty ManCold, so he was far less willing to stay up late with the baby while I got a few hours of sleep.
Essentially, the first half of the week went to heck in a handbasket. Things turned around after Wednesday, when Ellie started sleeping better and both my husband and I were feeling better. So while the week didn’t exactly go as planned, it wasn’t a total loss:
- Pelvic floor exercises x5 days – Done.
- Core work x3 days – Nope. Try zero days.
- 30 minute walk x3 days – Nope. Just one day.
The good news is I attempted a bit of a walk/run on Saturday and was able to walk for short intervals without feeling like things were, well, falling out. I am horrendously out of shape for running, but I feel like I can start a walk/run program next week to help rebuild that fitness. I did get a referral for physical therapy to keep working on my weak pelvic floor, but the first appointment isn’t for a couple of weeks. I’ll just have to make sure to take it easy and back off if things start to feel… unstable.
Goals for next week:
- Pelvic floor exercises x5 days
- 30-minute walk/run x3 days
- Core work x3 days (ideally post-run)