Photos © 2012 Brian Adams
This week's Tummy Tuesdays post is a short and sweet one; there really aren't drastic changes to the belly, though there are some at least!
Most of all, my stomach is feeling strong again; during pregnancy, I was sure that I was going to be running within three days of delivery, but it's taken me 3 weeks to feel strong enough to take on a light run of just a couple of miles. When I was pregnant, I hadn't factored in several very important bodily changes when anticipating my postpartum workouts: 1.) added chest weight due to breastfeeding 2.) sore abs due to labor 3.) chest wall pain due to awkward laboring position 4.) change in body composition (for me, my t-rex arms were upgraded to...something with stronger arms than a t-rex) due to holding an infant 24/7. Just like during pregnancy, though, walking has helped ease my grief over missing cardio. Walking a few miles a day (and at least 2 of those with Elliott strapped to me or to Brian) has been a wonderful way to feel comfortable with my body during the postpartum period.
To see what the bump looked like last week, view last week's post, and to see it at one week postpartum, view this post. To see what it looked like 2 days after delivery for the sake of comparison, view our birth post, and to see the bump a week before delivery, view our 41-week post.