Let’s get chatting about Beck and what is going on in his world currently!
*Beck can roll from his back to his tummy but he doesn’t do it often.
*I put a little gel in his hair yesterday and it really aged him.
*Beck has stranger danger… or more he just wants to only be held by people in our family. He has no interest in branching out from me, Andrew, Knox, Brooke and Skye.
*He loves bath time!
*I am still breastfeeding full time with Beck. He took a few bottles of breastmilk at about 8 weeks but I haven’t used any since then because it is just so convenient to just breastfeed him. I seriously cannot believe how much different my experience with breastfeeding has been with Beck. I really love it and it isn’t stressful in the slightest this time. Just in case any of you reading have a hard/stressful time with it with one child, it can be a totally different experience with another. I had no idea how women said they loved breastfeeding previously because it was so hard for me with the girls but now I understand, I love being able to breastfeed this time. I really haven’t done anything different… Beck just latched on right away and wants to eat all of the time which has really helped my supply. I’d love to continue for as long as possible. I’m currently running about 55 miles a week and I really make sure that I am drinking and eating enough and the running hasn’t effected my supply. Oh and I feed on demand for him, really the only schedule he has is when he goes to bed.
*I thought it would be hard to shop for baby boy clothing but it’s actually too easy for me according to Andrew ha. I LOVE BABY BOY CLOTHING. I can’t get enough.
*Beck goes to bed every night at around 8-8:30 and then most of the time he wakes up at 4-5 to eat and then he goes back to sleep until about 8. There are definitely still nights though where he does wake up a few times in the night but overall he does really well with sleeping. He eats a lot during the day and often so I think he is pretty full by nighttime and a pretty sleepy baby. Oh and he still has to sleep swaddled. If he isn’t swaddled, he will not sleep.
*Napping is a completely different story but that is probably because our routine is so different each day with the older kids. The max he will nap on his own is 30 minutes but if I am holding him or he is asleep in his carseat then he will nap for 90ish minutes but I have no idea what time he naps because it is different each day.
*He has started to find a lot of interest in little toys. I forget how early this happens and it makes me so happy to see how happy he is when his butterfly shows up.
*We all agree that Brooke is probably his favorite person. If he just hears her voice his entire face brightens. She wants to be involved in everything that is going on with him.
*Skye told us NO MORE BABIES ha. She is happy with how things are right now and doesn’t want anymore additions.
*He is still very much into using a binky.
Now let’s talk about some postpartum oversharing:)
*The hair loss started about 3 months postpartum this time around. I’m losing a lot on the sides this time and every time I wash my hair clumps come out.
*With both Brooke and Skye I started my period again one month after having them and then had a period every 28 days after… with Beck I haven’t had one yet so that is interesting to me.
*I’ve never been so confident in my postpartum body as I am this time. I was in the best running shape/fitness of my life before having Beck and my body has changed everywhere since then and I’ve never been so okay with the changes. I feel so much gratitude for the chance to be able to use my body to get these little ones here and trust that it is exactly where it needs to be throughout this whole process. My biggest tip for postpartum body changes is to wear clothes that FIT. Buy pieces that fit you and are comfortable rather than trying to squeeze into things you wore before you were pregnant.
*This is SO random but the location where I had my epidural placed is still a bit tender when I touch it (it doesn’t hurt when I run or anything)… I don’t remember that happening with the girls. Anybody else have this?
*My anxiety postpartum is always more intense than normal but this time around it didn’t seem any worse until about two weeks ago. I was getting up in the middle of the night like 4 times for a few nights to check that everyone was breathing and I couldn’t stop worrying (and a lot of crying) about all of the kids. It started getting better again but I’m talking to Andrew a lot about it and keeping an eye on it. Meditation, breathing and talking to somebody about it is keeping it manageable at this point but I’ve learned over the years how important it is to be open and honest about these things to get the help we need throughout all of these hormonal changes.
*The night sweats ended a few weeks ago. I was waking up every night drenched in sweat but I’m grateful those days are over.
*I’m still so thankful to love food again. I really missed that during pregnancy oh and I love loving water again. Drinking water and eating food was such a chore last year!
Give me any updates on your little ones?!
Any postpartum things you’ve dealt with? Anybody struggle with postpartum anxiety or depression?
When did you start giving your babies food? Our pediatrician said we can start right now if we want but I’m just not sure!