6 Weeks Postpartum With Baby #2

With Brooks I did a postpartum check-in {body, mind + spirit 7 months postpartum} and looking back at that now seems really late to do a little update. I had my 6 weeks pp check in last Friday and I figured now was a good of time as ever to give a little update on how I’m doing in terms of life with two littles.

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Body

I am feeling really good about where I am with my body 6 weeks after delivery. I am about 5-8 lbs. {depending on when I weight myself} away from my weight before I got pregnant. And I’m pretty sure most of that is in my boobs! Woo!  I think part of this is luck, part of this is nursing and the other part is that I am chasing around after 2 littles all day, I’m lucky if I get to eat some meals! I’m just so busy all the time! It’s nuts!

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I was able to fit into a few of my pre-pregnancy jeans at about 4 weeks and it’s been nice to wear things other than maternity clothes – so I’m happy about that. I have been trying to soak up the warmer Fall weather as much as possible with walks outside – before it gets too cold to take both babies out in the winter! I’ve also been trying to get in my fruits and veggies when I can, but honestly the diet part has been the hardest – finding time to prepare meals is rough! But I’m doing what I can when I can and for now thats good enough for me!

LOVE

Mind

I think if you follow me on Instagram you know that since coming home from the hospital, we’ve been going non-stop. I’ve found it’s sort of impossible to take time to just rest, relax and enjoy the newborn phase, and it’s mainly because I am trying to keep my toddler entertained. Brooks is at an awesome age and he loves to explore and I love to let him explore. I stay at home with my boys, not so we can stay at home all day but so we can be out – at the zoo, aquarium, museums, play dates, everything. We live in the city so it’s a little easier to do all that, but with a new little baby, it makes everything slightly more challenging.

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That being said, as much as I would love to curl up on the couch with Graham for a few months, I really do like to be on the go. While I can sit and crush a Netflix binge session with the best of them, I would prefer to be spending my days out and about. I like to keep busy! It makes the days a little more challenging but a lot more fun. And I love to expose my littles ones to lots of different things – bring me joy and makes me happy!

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Spirit

I feel really good and I feel like I’ve been able to adjust to live with two under two really well, really quickly. Part of that has a lot do to with all the help I’ve been lucky enough to have! Charles stayed home with me the first two weeks, then we went to Charlottesville for a long weekend – my mom comes over two days a week consistently {she get’s here at 7:30am! Love her!} and my mother-in-law has been amazing helping out too! Without all the help and family support so close by I’d be in a whole different ballgame.

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But on the days I have help, I get everything done – all the shopping, errands, meal prep, laundry, cleaning – and on the days I’m on my own I schedule play dates with friends. It’s been really great! I feel like we are starting to get in a little groove and I like that.

I think I’m also in a good place because  Graham has been a pretty good sleeper <knock on wood> and eater and the whole newborn thing is less of a shock the second time around! All this has been major in keeping my spirits up for sure!



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All in all it’s been an amazing 6 weeks. I feel like i’m in a great place and I’m obsessed with my little family! I’m not looking forward to the cold winter months, I feel like we are going to have to get a little creative there, but I am looking forward to spending the holidays with my two boys!

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How was your postpartum experience?

With baby #1 or two {or more!}

Please share! 

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my push present, to myself – charms + birthstones {under $20! – message me for free shipping!}

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2 Comments

  • Reply Patty O October 20, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    I am thrilled that you are feeling so good and have adjusted to life with 2 under 2. I love being there for you anytime you need me! Keep positive and each day will be good!

  • Reply Gina B October 21, 2015 at 10:24 am

    Wow you look amazing! It took me forever to lose weight after my firstborn (up to a whopping size 10 from my typical 6 on my 5′ frame). After #2, it wasn’t this was but quicker because running after two is tiring! Good luck, and I hope you get some rest 🙂

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