Another thing that comes with giving birth is a need/desire to get my body back. I don't mind sharing it for 9 months of pregnancy, and then however long I get to nurse this baby, but I love that feeling of breathing free and easy, and not carrying around an extra 30 pounds.
I had figured I would ease slowly back into my workout DVD (the one that's been sitting on the shelf for the past 5 months or so...) and hopefully have the time to do it during naps. But you know, I'm guessing that as a mother of three little ones, that won't be so easy!
Yesterday my long awaited package arrived in the mail from chicks-n-chickens. It's a DVD/CD set made especially for new moms, called Lullaby Exercises. This is the most fantastic idea I've seen in a while! Why not get some loving movement in while wearing your baby!
The DVD contains a gentle workout designed especially for use with baby wearing. It's so cool to see all the moms of different shapes and sizes, all grooving out in their own way with their babies content next to their chests. Darcy Novo leads you in a great workout, while wearing her own son, and it is easy to modify for those first few weeks post partum, and intensify as you get stronger and have more energy.
The music on this DVD is great too. The first 5 songs on the DVD are more upbeat, encouraging a little more movement, and then they slow down for the last 3 songs, to help your baby relax into blissful slumber. I love it that the last song is called Patience. Something we all need at times as parents, especially when getting those little ones to fall asleep!
The set also includes a CD of all the great songs that are on the DVD, so you can groove with your little one wherever you choose.
I definitely enjoyed watching this DVD, and I can't wait to try it out with our new little one in a few months. For now though, chicks-n-chickens would love to give away a copy of Lullaby Exercises to one of my readers! Here's your chance to add some loving movement to your day.
To enter, just leave me a comment telling me what your favorite baby carrier is, or which one you would like to try if you don't have one yet. I will pick a winner (randomly, of course!) on Monday, October 5th! Good luck everyone!
~~I hope you all enjoyed International Baby Wearing Week!! ~~