Soooo diastasis recti update time. I started out at 6 weeks postpartum with a (greater than) 4 finger width ab separation. At 12 weeks postpartum my ab separation was down to 3 finger widths. When checking this AM (13.5 weeks) it feels a bit less than 3, maybe 2.5 finger widths.
What have I been doing?
The same things I did last time I had this issue after having LB. But here’s a quick video with details.
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I did each of the exercises for 10 reps and 3 sets after my regular at home workout videos. I also skip all ab work during my at home workouts. And I’ve been binding 12 hours a day (thought I’m not consistent with it. I usually put it on at bedtime and leave on for 12 hours).
Here is the binder I’m using
At this point since I’m moving in the right direction I don’t have to start physical therapy or consider surgery. My midwife practice is going to evaluate again in 6 months. I have a feeling by then I’ll be on my way to 1 finger width ab separation :).
How are the rest of my momma’s doing? Dealing with diastasis recti? How are you working on it?
Today I want to give some info on cloth diaper inserts. Check out the last 2 posts in the series for types of cloth diapers and wash routine info.
Inserts go into pocket diapers and they are the absorbent core. Certain inserts can also be used inside of diaper covers.
There are a few common materials used for inserts – I’ll list these in order of affordability because I do believe cloth diapering should be as cost effective as possible. Continue reading “Cloth Diapering Made Easy – inserts!”
Alright guys, it’s that time of year that I need a swimsuit. I used to spend time store hopping and trying on things but now I just don’t have time or care that much. Last year, I ordered my new bikinis from Amazon. Honeslty I over order, try them on, and then send the ones I hate back. Last year I kept these three:
Continue reading “It’s swimwear timeeee!”
If yal know me you know I love rompers. Especially ones that could transition from pregnancy to postpartum in a flattering and comfortable way 😊
A bunch of people have asked where I got these 2 in particular from. I keep forgetting to share.
So just so ya know, they’re both from amazon. Here’s a link to the blue one on the left and the yellow one on the right. They both were super cute when I was pregnant, too
Continue reading “Rompers galore”
Disclaimer – I’m not an expert at cloth diapering at all. Only been in it 2 months with Viv (though LB has been using cloth pull ups at night for about 6 months). But here’s my 2 cents on wash routine
Before I knew anything about wash routines I threw LBs cloth pull ups and inserts into a heavy duty wash with some detergent and called it a day. I didn’t have any issues except a slight stink. But that was just a few months, and I need vivs diapers to last years.
So here we are.
There’s a ton of routine advice out there, Continue reading “Cloth Diapering Made Easy – Wash Routine!”
I decided to do a “Cloth Diapering Made Easy” series 😊. I remember when I was pregnant with LB and researching cloth diapers, I was overwhelmed. I felt like the pricing was crazy high, and they’d be hard to use – Did we have hard water? What’s a prefold? Wash routines? Etc. There was so much conflicting info and I was a first time mom who had to go back out to work in 12 weeks, so I decided to go with disposables.
This time with Viv I decided to just go for it. What’s the worst that could happen? And we are 2 months in! It’s been great. I’ve simplified my routine and my stash is much different now that I’ve found out what I like. I currently only own Mama Koala pockets ( shown in the pic above – use code VIVMKTHX to save 10%), Grovia AIOs (all in ones), Grovia hybrids, Thirsties pocket diapers and 3 sigazor AIOs that I’ll probably get rid of (they’re hubbys fave, not mine lol).
Anywho, enough blabbing. Today I want to go over the first thing that confused me while researching diapers years ago – all the types! Let me make this as easy as possible. Continue reading “Cloth Diapering Made Easy – Types of cloth diapers explained”
So there were a lot of odd responses to my plan to cloth diaper Viv. Most were just that I wouldn’t do it (I am doing it and loving it). The other was that I would do it – but use disposables sometimes. I agreed with that. Maybe at night (since disposables absorb more, typically). Maybe when we left the house. Etc.
However once I started cloth, I realized – it’s not that hard. The world isn’t set up as convenient for cloth diapering BUT it can be done anywhere for less stress than going out and figuring out what size/brand of disposables to buy and how many you need lol. When I leave the house for an errand, I just grab another diaper or 2. I carry disposable wipes only because I don’t have a case that will hold wet cloth wipes yet, and I don’t feel like carrying wipe solution. Anywho, I figured if that was easy enough – I could cloth on our trip!
We were headed to Mississippi to see my in laws for my sister in law’s graduation (she got her MBA, yall. Shout out to black excellence -dance-). So I thought, ok. We always book an airBNB when we travel (because I mean hello, why pay $100 for a hotel when you can get a whole house??). So I knew we would have a washer and dryer – which kept me from having to carry back home dirty diapers (one of my fears – BUT possible).
So, I just grabbed enough diapers for 2-3 days. I only grabbed my favorite prints because I was going to be showing Viv off of course and wanted her to look her best. Here is what I brought:
Plus a few extra diapers in the diaper bag. It came out to 12 Mama Koala’s Continue reading “Cloth diapering on a 4 day trip”