My new little princess is 7 weeks old. I managed to gain 65 lbs during pregnancy and lost 20 of it in the first week post partum. I'm assuming that was water, baby and all that other stuff.
Anyway, I have not been able to budge on my weight since. In fact, I've gained 4 lbs. How is that possible?!!? I do have a bigger appetite, waaaay bigger and I have been eating to hunger which I've read is advised in the first 2 months. I've also read places that gaining all that weight in pregnancy was supposed to be for breastfeeding so I needed to restrict my calories. Which is it?
Should I limit my calories now or wait until I am a full 2 mos post partum? These extra 45 lbs are making it hard for me to be active. I have a 4 year old as well and the other day he took off running in a parking lot and I barely caught him in time before he got hit by a car! I'm so sluggish, and I've actually considered stopping breastfeeding so I can go on a major diet. I really don't want to stop, it's going so well. Someone please tell me that this awful intense hunger gets better!