I better set it straight from the start, it is Adrian that has gone back to work.
This week has been my first week with Sebastian alone.
It has been a week where we have been getting ourselves into a little routine, getting use to being a house-wife.
But that didn’t go with out it’s hicups.
I am sure that on some cosmic level he knew I was on my own. With out Adrian here to run around for me I was having to juggle all the chores of the day.
Normally that wouldn’t be a problem but when Sebastian has been use to mummy holding him and playing with him most of the day he found it hard to understand why I had to rest him in his moses basket while I run around putting things back into there places, expressing milk , cleaning the daily pile of washing we are accumulating, changing dirty nappies and feeding the baby.
At some point I have to find time to feed myself!!
After a bit of a battle on Monday and Tuesday he has realised in life you have to give and take and while I keep telling him Mummy is never going to leave him he still gives out a little cry if I don’t let him know I am still there.
Overall though he is a good little boy and day by day we are getting to know each other.
I have of course been thinking about how to attack training after I am given the all clear from the doctors.
A C section throws everything I had originally planned out of the window.
I am a lot more fragile then I was expecting. I guess I had no real concept of the severity of the operation.
At the time all you are thinking about is the safe delivery of your baby.
The more I have thought about it the more I wanted to see the reality of what happened, if you are not aware I should let you know that they put up a screen to prevent you from seeing anything of the operation.
So I logged on to old faithful……..Google and searched for a video of the op. I wasn’t disappointed.
Watching the video and the doctor explaining all the layers cut and the process I was hit with how serious an operation I actually had.
No wonder I was so sore still. It’s not like I did a harsh WOD and can bounce back in a day or two.
Returning to training is going to be a process……….
Where to begin?
I have started to make mental notes how my body is feeling.
My posture is the first on my list for a few reasons.
Breast feeding and holding the baby has made me feel a lot more hunched and sore in the shoulders.
The weakness in my core has added to this hunched position I now find myself in.
Hips are tight and feel shorter, especially noticeable when I lay on my side. Probably due to posture during pregnancy.
Funnily the arches in my feet feel compromised. This has meant I don’t fit a lot of the shoes I used to wear. This is down to weight carried during pregnancy.
Finally I need to build myself up slowly. For example during the last 3 weeks I have had a few ventures out, mainly to get coffee and on occasion when I have tried a slightly longer route or have attempted to run the hoover around the flat I have been left feeling like I have been stabbed through my tummy.
When I take all this into consideration I think it is silly of me to try and return to Crossfit after the 6 weeks is up. I know myself I will be too tempted to go full pelt.
I need to start with something light……………I am reminded of last year when I was injured and while recovering I stopped Crossfitting and took up Pilates for a few weeks to build up and give myself a few weeks at a different pace.
It worked a treat.
So this is my starting point.
Still in my 6 week recovery though I will have to wait till then to get started but at least I have a plan.
In the mean time running around after my little angel will be all the hard work I need.
(I have had a one or two of my Crossfit Crew up to see us. I am putting them all on the baby sitting list as they are all naturals. – Thanks for coming to see me guys)
Sally Dixey is a Crossfit London Coach