Monday, January 25, 2021

A Newborn and a Kindergartener

Happy Monday, everyone! I'm posting a little later in the day than usual but, such is life with a newborn and Kindergartener! I just love saying that - "a newborn and a Kindergartener". This is such a special season we're in and I feel so, so blessed! And tired... I feel tired, too.

This week I am working on a "Day in the Life" post to share what a typical day is looking like around here with... a newborn and a Kindergartener. Yep, I said it again. That's the last time for this post, I promise.

Right now, it is 2:15pm on a Monday. Delaney is taking a nap in her crib right now. We try to get at least one nap in her crib during the day, working up to an eventual full-time transition. Piper is with me in my room, "chilling with mom" (on her tablet) as I type this post up real quick.

I don't have all that much to say today but I still wanted to get a post out there because I am trying to be a little more consistent with my blogging. I use to be committed to blogging three times each week (Monday's, Wednesday's, Friday's) and I'm hoping to work back up to that, soon! 

Blogging is a form of self-care for me and these days I am trying to prioritize more achievable self-care practices, considering the season I'm in (you know, being a mom of a... okay I promised I wouldn't say it again).

In case you missed any recent posts, I'm going to link them below.

Baby #2 C-Section Birth Vlog | First Days at Home with a Newborn + Kindergartener

Delaney at 6 Weeks

Delaney Jane: One Month

My posts have been very baby heavy lately because, well, I just had a baby. Also because I haven't been too focused on healthy living as much as just surviving lately. However, I am starting to think about how I will be trying to maintain my weight in the next month as I'm weening out of breastfeeding Delaney. When I stopped breastfeeding Piper, I noticed my weight increased significantly and rather quickly. I think it was partially because I was use to eating all those extra breastfeeding calories and my body didn't quite need them anymore. I am going to miss those extra calories, which have been consumed mostly in the form of an extra slice or two of pizza and trail mix these past few weeks.

In February, I will be working on being more mindful of what I'm eating and will be setting some initial goals in the right direction as far as all that goes. We'll call them "postpartum baby steps" and I'll share them with you soon!

If there's anything in particular you hope to see here as I begin blogging more consistently, please let me know in a comment below! Thanks for stopping by today and see you back here soon!

4 comments:

  1. I'm due in June and it's the first time I'll have a baby as a sahm. How are you balancing recovery and also being present for older kids?

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    1. Congratulations, Sara!! What a blessing! :)

      I feel like I could write an entire blog post to help answer your question. In short, my husband took 3 weeks off from work after Delaney was born so I could better prioritize my c-section recovery. Piper was 5 at the time and she could fully understand my limitations which really helped. We played a lot of LEGOS (at the dining room table) and made sure to verbalize our time as "mommy/Piper time". It helps to verbalize that for the older kids!

      I do have a blog post coming out on Wed, 2/3 that highlights a day in the life at 6weeks postpartum. I hope that will be helpful to you! :)

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  2. Ah! I can't wait to say "a newborn and a kindergartener" in Sept., too! The best!

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