I just can’t believe it.  Porter is one month old! 

I look around at my kids sometimes and wonder where all the time went.  You can’t make it stand still and I’m kinda freaking out about the fact that Henry will be SIX this Fall?!!?  SERIOUSLY – Where did the time go?!?!!

I’m not sure how consistent I’ll be with these updates, but we’ll roll with it for as long as I remember.

One Month Postpartum – Me



My Body

  • Overall I’m super happy with how my body has adjusted during the past month. I have no idea how much I weigh, but I’m guessing it’s pretty close to my pre-pregnancy weight.  All the pieces are still there…things just look a little different.
  • As I told you, nursing and sleep deprivation make me extremely hungry so I’m usually munching on something throughout the day.  I always prefer sweets and carbs, but I definitely try to have a balanced diet as Porter gets what I pass on to him!  I’d say I’m eating between 2,000 and 2,200 calories, give or take.
  • I’m drinking around 100 ounces of water every day (which is pretty normal for me).
  • My boobs are larger than I’m used to, which makes running or jumping during workouts harder.  I just accommodate by wearing an extra sports bra.
  • For the most part, the postpartum bleeding has stopped.  My linea negra is still very visible as you can see above.
  • I’m running on 5-7 hours of broken sleep.  Most afternoons I lay down when Porter and Clara nap – sometimes I fall asleep and sometimes I make to-do lists in my head and have to get up.

**Truth time – I’ll randomly have the thought enter my head that I should amp up my workouts or decrease my sweets in these final weeks leading up to Blend.  But that quickly gets pushed away.  There will be no special diet or any special changes to make – I just wanted others out there to know that those thoughts still pass through my brain and that it’s ok to take control of them.**

My Fitness/Workouts*

  • I’ve been walking every day, anywhere from 2 to 5 miles.  I usually wear Porter in my ERGObaby carrier and push the older kids in our double stroller OR on shorter walks, Henry and Clara will ride their scooters.
  • Around the 3-week postpartum mark, I started lifting weights downstairs.  I think I’ve lifted four times now.  I can’t express how much I’ve missed these types of workouts.  All the sessions have been LIGHTWEIGHT/BODYWEIGHT and 20-30 minutes.
  • For the first time in months, I ran!!  Three miles.  Super sweaty.  Just what I needed.


My Mind

  • Mentally, I still feel like I’m struggling with postpartum hormones.  I definitely DO NOT have postpartum depression (I had this with Henry – should I write a post??) – just the normal hormones that come with a new baby.
  • Exercise and fresh air help!  Some days I cry.  Some days I’m totally fine.  Travis is definitely a trooper and my ROCK when it comes to this – he knows exactly when I need a chest to cry on.
  • Juggling three kids is hard.  But doable.  And I’m just so blessed to be able to do this job in the first place!



Let’s move on to the baby!

One Month Old – Porter


I’ll divide Porter’s update into three sections:  EAT, AWAKE and SLEEP.  We use (and have used for all three kids) the Baby Wise method and it works well for us.  If you thrive off of schedules like me, you should look into this book (I also recommend, “Secrets of the Baby Whisperer.”  Both books follow the eat, awake, sleep cycles that work well in my opinion!)


  • Porter is a chunky monkey.  I’m not sure how much he weighs today, but at his one week checkup, he had gained nearly TWO pounds!
  • He exclusively nurses every 2 to 3 hours during the day AND night. <-I’m currently writing a “Breastfeeding Q & A”-post!  If you have any breastfeeding questions, please leave them in the comments!  I should have it up on Monday!
  • He typically nurses at 7AM, 10AM, 1:30PM, 4PM, 7PM, 10PM (dream feed), 1AM, 4AM.  A total of EIGHT times per day.
  • It takes him about 20 minutes to “empty” both breasts.
  • He is considered a “happy spitter,” meaning he spits up (a ton) but doesn’t fuss about gas or reflux and is gaining weight.



  • Porter is a CONTENT and HAPPY child!
  • He spends his awake time in his swing, on his Boppy or on my lap.  He LOVES to grunt and is a very loud baby.
  • Likes:  His car seat, his brother and sister, taking baths, his mama’s voice, the way his daddy holds in on his forearm.
  • Dislikes: Being hungry.002


  • In every 3 hour “cycle” (eat, awake, sleep), Porter sleeps around 1 1/2 to 2 hours right now.
  • We swaddle.  He loves it.  (here’s the one I use)
  • He can fall asleep most anywhere, but we prefer to lay him down in his bassinet (which is currently in our closet…remember the grunting?!) just before he knows he’s sleepy.
  • We started off co-sleeping (Weeks 1 &2) but he is now exclusively in his bassinet at night (except when I bring him to bed to nurse – we “side nurse” while I doze in and out of sleep). 005


QUESTION:  Anything changed in your life in the last month??  Remember to leave me a comment if you have a BREASTFEEDING question for next week’s post!


*The workouts I’m doing are what work for ME.  If you’re recovering from childbirth, listen to your own body and make your own adjustments.

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  1. What a wonderful update for both mama and baby! What a happy, healthy crew!

    My breastfeeding question: How did you wean with your previous 2 kiddos? My daughter is currently 11 months old, and I’m planning on weaning her at 1 year. It’s scary to think about, but I think it will be the right choice for both of us. Did you wean to bottles or sippy cups?

  2. girl you look great and yay for workouts!!

    Porter is just too cute!! Lori and I look forward in meeting him one day.

    I am sure Lori is going to be emailing you lots as her time gets closer ;)


  3. Zoe was so loud in our room too! She’s out in the hall so I sleep better :) baby wise has worked so well for us too, used with both kiddos. I hope he starts giving you better sleep soon! Glad you’re getting some good workouts in. Those endorphins make such a difference!

  4. I love your posts because they are so real and honest. and I know I say this all the time, but it’s just true and so refreshing! you look AMAZING!! So so impressed. It really makes a difference when you can work out throughout your pregnancy and you are proof of that!! You make beautiful babies too, just saying :) XO

  5. You look fantastic, and Porter is the cutest little chunker! Glad to hear yall are doing well!

    Changes in the last month? I put in my 2 weeks’ notice at my current job and started looking at jobs oversees. Eek!

  6. I love the HALO sleep sack swaddle! SO much better than he blankets (my daughter ALWAYS finds a way to break out of them!! Porter is adorable. I am excited to read the breastfeeding post.

  7. In the last month we found out we’re having twins and my swims have increased wonderfully.

    Now we just need to get back home. I miss our beach, the ocean, and our pools.

  8. Lindsay!! I am so excited for you and your family! I’ve been in and out of the blog world after having my own first baby on 1/22…Bethany Anne and I love her so dearly!! We also use the Babywise method and it works well for us. :) Just wanted to say “hi” and congratulations!!

  9. Hey mama! Found your blog on facebook because I’m a fitfluential parent too :)

    I had my third baby in January so I’m four months PP and have done NOTHING. I really need to get crackin on starting an exercise routine because even though I lost all the weight within a few weeks I have now gained a bunch back :/

    Your son is so adorable. Congrats and I look forward to following along!

  10. I enjoy every single one of your posts linds! I am a blog-stalker and decided to come out of the closet on this one!! I am using the baby-wise method and Tytus THRIVES on it!! (Mommy does too!) So happy to hear your are doing well. I hope Katy, yourself and I can get together for play dates one day soon! Much love! Tori (ps. I seriously miss waddling around the pool with you girls!)

  11. Lovely post! So glad you’re both doing so well… and it’s good to remind myself of the newborn days again and what that schedule looks like, and the emotional mama piece. Those first weeks are the hardest, hoping you continue to feel better and get more sleep with each week!

  12. Hi – I have a son who is 4 days older than Porter. I have a question regarding the dream feeding. I can’t get my son to do it. I’ve tried rubbing the cheeks and the bottom lip and he won’t budge. I’m also breast feeding….am I missing something?

    1. Great question! What works for me is to change his diaper. Even if he isn’t wet, just the act of taking off some clothing helps to wake him just enough to nurse and then go back to sleep. Maybe try that!

    2. I’d also add, you may not be doing anything wrong – my first kiddo did not take to the dream feed ever. We tried at different weeks/months to see if that would increase things and he would wake up like clock work usually fairly soon after the dream feed even though I know he got the milk.

    3. Thanks to both of you! I will give it a few more tries and try changing his diaper to see if that helps. I always read about people dream feeding but never about it not working.

  13. Love this! So glad you guys are doing well, I think of you so often! I didn’t know nursing / night sweats were a “thing” – it didn’t happen with AB, but it did with Jesse and I just thought my body was freaking out. (And both my babes were LOUD, the closet wasn’t even far enough, we moved them in their rooms ASAP…all that grunting! Hilarious.) big hugs, love you mama!

  14. Just love this update! I love your post partum workout advice and your realness on just how it is! Glad things are going so well and you and Porter look FABULOUS!! Oh and I’m good on the breastfeeding advise ;)

  15. haha william is SUCH a grunter, too! he sounds like a little animal! sometimes he’s like a pig other times a puppy lol jonny and i laugh trying to name which baby animal he sounds like! i love your updates since the boys are so close in age!

  16. Thank You for sharing that you use baby wise – id love to hear more about your schedule/experience. I’m a first time Mom expecting in August and am currently reading the book. I’ve gotten some positive feedback but also negative on the book so it is a bit disheartening at times. Looking forward to your breast feeding post!