At present I’m in the grips of my third cold since having Tobin which is a tad annoying and worrying as the last thing I want is to make my other half or Tobin ill. Before I had Tobin, I had been cold free for over a year and seemed generally in good health the majority of the time and when I went to the pharmacy for some tablets today I was told that it’s quite common to struggle after child birth because your system is so low. It seems odd that almost 5 months after having Tobin my body still isn’t back to normal (I know my figure isn’t) I thought my immune system etc would be back to normal fairly quickly, guess I need to get back on the vitamins and eat lots of fruit and veg.
My diet isn’t the best by any means and for a good month or so after having Tobin I ate whatever was quick and close to hand, which unfortunately in our house was biscuits but I’m getting back on track and try to have a salad or veg with ever meal. It got me thinking, I eat pretty well 5 a day wise with salad for lunch and either veg or salad with whatever I have for tea and the odd apple and berries thrown in and still I’m not fighting fit. What must it be like for people who don’t eat fruit and veg after having a baby?
I was watched over by my other half during my pregnancy and he made sure I was eating good stuff in amongst the bad because we knew how important it was for the baby but there are women who don’t eat fruit and veg at all even through the pregnancy, can vitamin supplements really cover everything?
Having now reached a point where I feel I can exercise properly, I am a slave to the Wii Fit (well when I’m not ill, really don’t fancy hula hooping with a runny nose) and I go for a walk around our estate with Tobin everyday. I already feel better for it and fitter although I’m not shifting the weight as I would like so the next step is to get out of the bad habits I’ve picked up and start eating better. To this end, I have bought a nice big cook book covering everything from sauces to soup, how to carve meat to puddings so I’m hoping to learn some basics and start making more food for myself. In theory it should save money by using fresh ingredients and will come in handy for when Tobin is being weaned as I want to try and give him home made food rather than jars all of the time.
Weaning is yet to come for us but I’ll keep you posted on the cooking experiments as they happen and the big wean when it starts!