One thing that really has amazed me these last few weeks is how strong I feel. After two years of picking Sadie up and carrying her around my arms are stronger than they ever were when I was doing pushups every day in karate class, playing rugby or surfing. Nothing beats spending 14 hours a day lifting 35 lbs up and then setting 35 lbs back down again.
The best part is that I don't get tired carrying Maggie. I remember thinking that Sadie's 9 lbs 4 ounces used to get heavy after a while. But Maggie feels so light to me I think I could carry her around all day (and if you count the time she spends in her Moby wrap I guess I do!). And hoisting her car seat into and out of the car is a breeze.
I never really thought about it before I had Sadie, but Mom's really have to be pretty strong! Being a mom is a way better arm workout than I ever got at the gym!
This is so true. My youngest daughter is 5 years old and I have some amazing arms thanks to her frequently wanting me to pick her up. Being a mom has done far more for my arms than strength training or ice cream scooping (high school summer job one year) have ever done.ReplyDelete
Nice. I'm not. Kalila is just under 30 lbs and I have trouble with her... I can lift, just not carry very far. Zavier... we're still doing good w/ the wrap but I can't get him into his carseat in the truck very easily (errr at all) and if its taken out for some reason... LOL even my hubby has decided its best to leave the thing in the truck and just pull Zavier out!Is ok though, I love my chunkers.ReplyDelete