Yay we are parents! I can't believe I am officially a mommy. It's been a crazy journey to say the least. I am at Day 16 postpartum, I've wanted to start putting pen to paper on my post partum journey from day 1 but my recovery said no :( it is still saying no but tonight I decided not to listen. My recovery has not been easy, for those who don't know; I had an elective c-section at 38 weeks gestation due to complications with my pregnancy- everyone told me "don't worry, you'll be back on your feet in a few days" oh how wrong they were :( I was devistated I couldn't have a natural birth but with the grace of god our son arrived safe and sound so that's all that matters in the end. From day one, like most c section recovery paths I was urged to get on my feet and walk to encourage mobilization and circulation which helps you recover faster, I did- with a little help from tramadol and morphine friends that is... I was relatively ok until day two came I was in agony.. I tried picking up my crying baby while my husband stepped out for a second and I was crippled with pain instantly stuck on the side of my hospital bed in an awkward half sitting half standing position unable to move with pain, nurse ran in a stabbed me with a morphine injection as fast as she could and I remember standing in that same awkward position for at least 10 mins till the effects started to work and I was able to flop back onto my bed. Lesson learned. I was instructed to take it easy and didn't listen but as my husband always loves to say "if you can't hear you must feel" *rolls eyes* I felt. A lot. For atleast the next week to come all I did was feel. Like crap. The pain was at 8/10- by day 8 it went down to a 5/10 where I was able to finally move around again although in pain still it was tolerable. Fast forward day 12 and woohoo, uterine infection from the c -section! Just what a new sleep deprived mom needs :) NOT! Was sent back to hospital and started on antibiotics- and just as I start to feel semi decent again- Mastitis starts this morning :( I feel like crying, but there's already one baby in the house and his crying seems to matter a lot more than mine- also it's much more shrill and demanding so people tend to pick him up first. It's ok I'll wait.. No but seriously it's been and continues to be hard, I'm currently in bed with a thermometer in my mouth and fever that doesn't seem to want to bug off and breasts that feel like the Rocky Mountains. Sexy.
The reason I didn't want to wait till tomorrow to post this is because right now I just want to say thank you to a very important person to me.. my amazing husband. I always knew how in love with you I was but i never knew I would fall even more in love with you. I didn't think it was possible. You have stayed up with me tending to my ailments, being night nurse AND taking care of our son every. Single. Night. Since I delivered. You function off zero sleep every day, go to work, as well as take me out so I don't go crazy aaaand take me to my 101 dr appointments everyday. I don't know how you do it but I love you for it. Becoming a new mom is hard work especially with a shakey recovery but this man has made every day a reason for me to smile and laugh till my incision hurts. You make me a better me and a better mom. I can only pray our son (named Derrick after my husband) turns out to be half the man that you are. You are our everything baby ❤ Moral of today's post:
* C-sections are not always an easy recovery- you are still normal if you don't feel like running a marathon one week post partum trust me ;)
* I am hard headed and need to listen to my body more.
* Mastitis sucks
* Being a new mom is not at an easy task, it's normal to feel down in the beginning - your whole life has changed you're going to feel SO many different emotions but it gets better everyday and you have something super cute to entertain you now :)
* My husband rocks
ill be trying to post every day to update you on my little roller coaster journey- and throughout I promise to only give you REAL. Nothing disguised. The good the bad and the ugly.. :) I'll also go into more detail on the stuff I wrote about today, I'm just too feverish to do so right this second- but am open and am here for any questions :)
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Did you know that the sport of boxing has been around as an Olympic sport since as far back as 688 BC (ancient Greece)? Today, boxing and kickboxing are used both professionally and amateurly amongst Adults, teens and even children who train and use boxing/kickboxing as a means of self-defense/keeping fit and even competitively. When it comes to kids and the disciplines of such sports, it is important to remember its not about putting a pair of gloves on and just launching punches at the opponent. Both boxing and kickboxing come with rules, of course some of the contact is lessened for kids and come with more of an understanding and respect for the sport.. some of the many benefits of boxing/kickboxing for kids include:
1. Respect: One of the most important disciplines in boxing/kickboxing is respect. Instructors will also often teach kids the importance of respect to all people in all areas of life be it parents, teachers, friends and even themselves- the limit is not just to the sport.
2. Discipline: Coming to sessions introduces routine for the kids, they learn what can and cant be done during a session, what behaviour is and is not acceptable- which will also be reflected in their behaviour outside the session as the discipline becomes second nature to them.
3. Social skills: Social skills are imperative to establish in your child and can determine how they react to social situations and people in years to come, especially when in a boxing/kickboxing class environment where they will be taught the concept of sharing, friendship as well as healthy conflict resolution.
4. Self-confidence: exercise in general has the ''feel good'' factor to it. It increases serotonin and endorphins in the brain and body and makes the body look and feel physically stronger, this can cement a child's self esteem and confidence in themselves seeing how their discipline and practice has changed the way that they feel physically and mentally and will in turn without doubt build a sense of security in themselves.
5. Coordination/motor skills: as your child becomes more and more engaged in the practice of boxing/kickboxing you will soon see them become more coordinated, less prone to injuries and gain a better awareness of their body and how they use it.
6. Physical health/fitness: It is essential for a child to understand the importance of health and fitness, the healthier a child is from early on, the more likely they are to stay fit in the future.
7. Memorization & retention: due to the nature of boxing/kickboxing's repetitive movements, memory & retention drills, a child will be left with improved memorization skills which can even be handy in life and academics.
8. Listening/focus: at a young age, focus can at times be limited; boxing/kickboxing can increase your child's ability to focus and improve their listening/reaction skills tremendously.
9. Self-defence: last but not least, your child will be equipped with skills for life of how to use their self-defence skills if need be in the unlikely event of an attack. this can give both you and your child the security that they will at least be in the basic know-how of what to do given such a scenario.
So if you are one of those parents who understandably tend to worry about the ill effects of combat/contact sports on your child, rest assured that contact is often limited at their age and they instead will reap the benefits of such a internationally well respected and highly beneficial discipline :)
** If youre interested in booking boxing/kickboxing sessions for your child or yourself or even together with Totalprecon- give us a call on +971525246758 or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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