Day in the life vlog – 6 weeks

by purelytwins

Madison hit her 6 week mark this past Saturday and I had my 6 week post partum check-up yesterday.

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Madison is ready to go in the morning. She is ready to work 🙂

In today’s vlog I share a glimpse into my life and how things are going at 6 weeks.

Click to watch on youtube.

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I can’t believe it’s been over 6 weeks since giving birth to Madison.

6 week update with baby Madison


I am starting to feel more at ease, like: I got this. Things are getting better each week! I love seeing Madison learn and grow each day. She is definitely becoming more vocal with all her newborn noises. I love it! And starting to smile a lot more too!!

I love my early morning time with her. She is always so awake and smiling.

She naps the best with her mid-morning naps (usually). Madison’s afternoon naps are sometimes short. Very short. She sometimes sleeps for 20 minutes then pops back up awake for a little bit before I try to get her to go back to sleep. As I know she is tired. Her witching hour seems to start usually around 4-5pm and goes anywhere from 6-7pm.

Side note: Sorry for the late post today. This morning was a little rough one. Just when I was saying how great our mornings have been going today we hit a fussy period around 10am or so. She woke up at 4:45am ready to eat, I nursed her, then she was awake for a little bit after that nursing and then went back to sleep for about 3 hours. Then she woke up and I nursed her again. After that she was still very playful all morning. Talkative and so happy. She fell asleep for about an hour then woke up crying. I checked her diaper. And changed her outfit for the day, but still crying. Walked her around the house trying to get her to calm down.  I have noticed when she wakes up early from a nap she tends to be fussy. And on top of all this our AC guy comes to check on our unit. I thought he was supposed to come tomorrow, but showed up today. I did not have Jax ready so I was trying to grab Jax while calming down Madison as the AC guy came to the door. Fun times. I eventually got the whole situation calmed down but for 30 minutes it was rough. And I admit a little embarrassing with the AC guy here hearing her cry. I felt so bad for her. I think it was her having some gas issues. As Auntie Michelle did some bicycles with her and that always seems to help.  Followed by another nursing. Now she is back asleep peacefully. 

I put away all the newborn clothing into her closet and now have just 0-3 months out for her to wear. It was sad to put the newborn clothes away but also very exciting. I look forward to watching her grow.  She is still wearing newborn and extra small cloth diapers, but I have a feeling it won’t be like that for that much longer.

I had my 6 week post partum check-up yesterday.

It went well. Doctor says everything looks great and I can go back to all my regular activities. I am cleared to workout again!! Yippie. Even though I have really enjoyed my last 6 weeks of taking it easy. Focusing on just walking with ab reconditioning exercises to strengthen my core from being stretched for so long. It needs a little extra help as I have a small gap, but I am hoping with working out again along with my reconditioning exercises everything will get back to normal over time. I am in no major rush to get back into tip top shape just yet. My focus is on staying healthy and strong for Madison and easing myself back into working out. I am looking forward to working out again as I love how working out makes me feel. Working out is my special time where I can relieve some stress and do something for myself. Purely fit sisters I can’t wait to workout with you again. 

That’s it from me today.

We want to hear your purely thoughts:

What was it like for you when you hit the 6 week mark with your baby?

When did your baby smile at you? I am still waiting for that moment. Madison sometimes looks like she is looking at me and smiling, but I am not sure if she really is.

Any embarrassing moments happen to you recently?

xo

L

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6 comments

Lisa November 11, 2014 - 1:53 pm

Ah, I can’t get over how precious Madison is! She’s such a beautiful baby.
I’m glad to hear you’re feeling more at ease with everything!

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purelytwins November 11, 2014 - 7:52 pm

Thank you!

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table November 12, 2014 - 12:33 am

She is SUCH a sweet baby!!! It’s funny… I never thought about it but it’s not like babies come with a manual. I bet it does take some time to get the hang of it!

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purelytwins November 12, 2014 - 12:43 pm

so much time 😉 but it’s sooooo worth it. I read books but nothing gets your fully ready until you have the baby 🙂 She teaches me something everyday!! xo

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Tricia November 14, 2014 - 1:12 pm

I have adopted you in my heart. I really enjoy your video update. Did you make that gorgeous wall hanging in you office? I had to stop the video several times to get a really good look at it. If you didn’t make it where did you acquire it? Keep up the great work I am sure you are helping keep many people in their endeavors to live a healthy life. 🙂

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purelytwins November 14, 2014 - 3:24 pm

Thanks girl, actually our mom mad the quilt hanging in our office!

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