6 Weeks


To say the last 6 weeks were a whirlwind would be an understatement. I met Atticus on November 30 and that is the day my life changed forever. My chunky baby is no longer a newborn. I already miss those first few days. Sure I was sleep deprived like no other, but those moments of love with my tiny baby are unparalleled to none. He was never a small baby, weighing in at 8lbs 2oz at his smallest during his one week check up, but that was my tiny baby.

Kevin and I took our “fresh” baby everywhere; Target at 2 days old and every neighborhood restaurant in the first week. We stayed downtown over the holidays and my 2 week old got to experience the lights of Michigan Avenue and the Walnut Room on State Street. Sure he slept through most of it, but those moments will forever be with me.


When people say kids grow up too fast and time flies, I now know what they mean. Where did “my baby” go? He is already over 12 lbs and 2 inches longer than his birth height. He is up more during the day and sleeping most of the night. His personality is adorable! He went from making high pitch R2D2 noises to cooing and being a ham.
He’s my chunky monkey with chubby fingers! Everyone who sees him thinks he will be in the NFL, wait till he turns into a klutz like his mom.


With 6 weeks of life comes the 6 week check up. While my body is different, I am certainly learning to embrace my new mommy body. I still want to be a 0, but I will settle for getting back into a 2.

My midwife prescribed 30 minute walks and yoga a few days a week. I guess that will be a start and we can amp things up from there. In another 2 weeks I’m going to climb 80 flights of the Aon Center in memoriam of my nephew Seamus. I hope to wear Atticus while completing the climb.

And then there is sex. Dun dun dun.

When your husband so lovingly says, “if you could push him out, you could certainly fit me in.” yeah not quite doing it for me.

Way to get me in the mood honey.

I’m way too sore to think about it and luckily I got the go ahead to say NO for 2 more weeks, but hey maybe I surprise him sooner.

Until then, the only thing I want to do in bed is stare at these adorable guys.


About the author

Xza Louise Higgins is the founder of MommyCon, creator of The Mommy Dialogues, and punk rock mom to two year old Atticus in the great city of Chicago, IL. She is incredibly passionate about birth options, human rights, and promoting gentle parenting practices.

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