“Hi, I’m Flower!”
The wait is finally over. Meet my Flower, everybody. Harper just turned 6 weeks on Wednesday and I am so glad to finally introduce her to you all. As you can see from the picture, she is very full of life! I wonder where she gets that from!
Harper at 6 Weeks:
- Loves bathtime.
- Loves to smile.
- Loves to eat.
- Loves The Isley Brothers.
- Loves being read to.
- Loves being held.
- Can yell.
- Can play.
- Can communicate using facial expressions.
- Can recognize voices.
- Dislikes car rides.
- Dislikes bright light.
- Dislikes when mommy is working at the computer.
I shared with you what I learned from giving birth and my first week postpartum and now I’m going to share with you what ‘postpartum life be like’ at 6 weeks! Let’s get into it:
Postpartum Life: Week 6
I showed you what my nightstand looked like after 1 week postpartum and if you’re wondering what it looks like now… I’ll just tell you that I had to buy a second nightstand and I am embarrassed to show you either one! Here’s what I’ve learned 6 weeks postpartum:
- TIME STANDS STILL FOR NO MAN–or woman.
- Motherhood is awesome–it literally is an indescribable feeling.
- You made a human. YOU. ARE. AMAZING.
- You didn’t know you could be ruled by a person who isn’t even 2 months old–but you can and you are.
- The amount of laundry involved in being a parent is literally unbelievable–and I’m only washing for two.
- Sleep is still precious. Get you some.
- Gripe water is a miracle worker. If baby has gas, I promise this will help tremendously.
- Coffee is even more beautiful than I ever imagined before.
- Wine tastes better than it did before you were pregnant.
- Nipple butter is still life.
- Your vagina will never be the same. I mean that in the most humorous way possible. Don’t panic.
- The things you can do with one hand will literally amaze you.
- The DIY Moby Wrap is the best gift you can give yourself.
- It’s still okay to be selfish with your baby.
- It’s still okay to take a moment away from baby.
- Don’t feel bad for needing a moment away from baby.
- Receive the help being offered to you. Let people help you. Don’t block your blessings.
- Taking a shower is a little piece of Heaven.
- Your breasts are very similar to a leaky faucet–#breastpadsarelife
- Always have extra clothes for baby and yourself.
- You are a sexy mom–don’t become a victim of frumpy mom life.
- When you look good, you feel better so take the time to get dressed when you go somewhere.
- Keep close friends and family in the loop by allowing them to visit baby or by sending updates and pictures.
- Talk to baby, read to baby, sing to baby, play with baby–everyday.
- Continue learning everything you can about your baby.
- Nobody knows what best for your baby, but you. Except advice, but do your own research.
- Continue maintaining your relationship with baby’s pediatrician. SHOTS ARE COMING UP SOON.
- Keep spoiling your baby. You can’t hold him/her too much.
- Love on baby as often as you feel the need to.
- CHERISH. EVERY. MOMENT.