Opening Up About My Postpartum Journey | Morning Skincare | Organizing the Nursery | Making Dinner

Opening Up About My Postpartum Journey | Morning Skincare | Organizing the Nursery | Making Dinner

good morning everyone and welcome backto my channeli just took a quick shower because elenais down for her first nap of the dayi have a lot to update you guys on herlike sleep schedule and stuff because ifyou followedmy journey with her you know it's beenvery difficult for her to take naps byherself during the dayand we basically have no schedule at alluntil about three days ago we've beenreally tryingto implement a schedule and it's beenworking i think it's just because nowshe's four months she's more ready forher schedule anyways i havea lot to update y'all on now that she'sdoing a little bit better and i have alittle bit more time for myself with hernapsum i've had a little bit more time forself-careand so i was gonna share with y'all kindof my updated likevery quick skincare routine in themorning and then later today i'm goingto be organizing elena's room becauseit's out of control right nowand i thought i would do kind of alittle postpartum update and let youguys know kind of how i'm doingemotionally as felt as well asphysically and just kind of how mypostpartum journeywas so firstly i have talked to you guysabout the kiehl's calendula deepcleansingfoaming face wash on my channel so manytimes because this is like my holy grailcleanser but i actually just recently inthe past month have addeda couple more products to my routinefrom kiehl's um that i know you guyswill love as well so thank you so muchto kiehl's for sponsoring this portionof today'svideo the more that i learned about keosthe more i am likereally falling in love with their brandthey're like an old school likeapothecary style brand they've kind ofkept that same branding for over 169years thisbrand has been around forever fordecadesand their products are just like triedand truelike people's holy grail like these areproducts that have been around for yearsand just work so that's why i'm justloving them somy routine in the morning is like threesteps like super quick i do cleanseand i moisturize and i recently added aneye cream which i'mvery excited to talk to you guys aboutso i'm gonna go ahead and cleansewith my cleanser this is literally abrand new one because my old oneis out let me turn you guys this way sothe reason i love this cleanser isbecause you reallyjust need like a little tiny amount likea little goesa long way with this cleanser i reallylove using this at night to remove mymakeup becauseit just gets every little bit of makeupand dirt and oil offi have a dry to normal skin and eventhough that cleanser is such a deepcleanum it does not dry out my skinwhatsoever the next product that i havebeen usingis the heels ultra facial creamand this product is their number onesellingglobal moisturizer so honestly you guysi have been using it for the pastcouple of weeks and i can see whymoisturizer is perfect for everydaybecause it islightweight it's not greasy and it justsinks into the skinso nicely the other thing is it isfragrance free and a lot of timesfragrance free products will kind ofsmellweird but this one does not smell at allit just doesn't really have any kind ofa scent okay you guys the next productthat has helped meso much the past few weeks that i'vebeen using it is thekiehl's creamy eye treatment and this issuch a cult favoriteit's a very different texture than anyother product i have everever tried so what i do is i take myring fingers and i warm upthe product and that is the key i reallyfeel like this product needs to bewarmed upsince it is kind of like a thickerproductever since i started using this producta couple of weeks ago i have seen avisible difference to my under eye areasoum ever since i had elena i feel likei've aged likeliterally five years in four months umi'm just not taking care of myself i'mnot drinking enough wateri am not getting enough sleep and i feellike i have like morelike fine lines than i used to i put iton at night and my under eye area in themorning feelsso much smoother it's like a visibledifference so i can see why so manypeople love it oh my gosh you guys myskinfeels so much better after using thoseproducts i feel like i can see a visibledifference even oncamera with how my skin looked before idid my routine versus after i alsowanted to share with y'allsome of the kiehl's gift sets that areavailable during the holidays becausethey have some really good ones outthese are three of the holiday gift setsthat i wanted to share with you guysi would probably recommend this one justbecause it comeswith my favorite cleanser and themoisturizer this is their facialfavorites for all so these are likecult favorite products from kiehl's thenext one isthe ultra hydrators and this one comeswiththe ultra facial cream but it also comeswith abody lotion the ultra facial cleanserand the hand salve they also have a setcalledmary masking that comes with threedifferent masks another thing that ilove about keels is that theytruly give back to the community they'vebeen working with feeding america forover seven years and they will donate aminimum of a hundred thousand dollarsthis holiday seasonum to feeding america so i love thatthey give backi love their products i'm super excitedto try out some of the other ones that ihaven't tried in their setsand thanks again to kiehl's forsponsoring this portion of today's videoso elena actuallyjust woke up omar has her right now andi'm about to go and drop her off at mymom's house because she said she wouldwatch her for mefor a couple of hours today so i'm gonnagofinish my getting myself ready and i'lltalk to you guys in a little biti went ahead and got dressed for the dayi'm wearing a cuteuh lounge set that i just got fromexpress it's just really pretty likebaby pink with theseballoon sleeves with the ruffles i justthought it was kind of fun it's reallynice and like comfy and cozy it has likeit's like fleece lined so it's reallywarmbecause today it's actually reallychilly outside so let's go aheadand organize my baby's room you guysit's honestly i'm really embarrassed toeven show you guys what it looks likebut we're gonna get it under controlokay you guysuh i cannot believe i let it get thisbad okay to be fair i did know i wasgoing to be filming this video so ireally wasn't eventrying to pick it up or do anything toeven get it together because i knew iwas going to film this video we weregoing to do it togetherand that really motivates me so yeahlet's go ahead and get this undercontrol also her closet is even worsei have actually never organized hercloset and it's justgotten to the point now where i justcan't oh my godi hope i can get this done like todaywith this videookay it was starting to look better andthen it started looking worse because istartedemptying out the closet oh my gosh youguysmy baby shower sign it's so beautifuland i will never get rid of it but it'sso bigwhat am i supposed to do all of this inthis cubbyand up here are things that just don'tfit her anymore and it just literallymakes me want to cryokay i have made a little bit ofprogress i'm sitting hereamongst a bunch of toys i did notrealizewell i just forgot about these toys myaunts had given themto elena when she was first born and shethey were too advanced for her age atthat time so i put them in storage inher closetand now uh she can play with them now soi'm so excited so i got them out um ialsogot out this little um toy basketbefore it had blankets in it but ididn't have anywhere to store all of herlove every toys and justany of the things that she has to playwith soum i'm sticking them all in here andthat is working well okay i'm gonna setyou guys there i also have these storageboxes that i had in her closet so i'mgonna store herclothes that don't fit her anymore inthere let me grab themokay so while i'm trying to organize allof her newborn clothesand zero to three month clothes ithought that i wouldjust update you guys on how postpartumwas for me and like my journeyand kind of where i am right now becausein the last vlog i updated you guys onthe babyand her three month update and all thatstuff and kind of how it isbeing parents but i didn't reallyspecifically talk about postpartumand i really didn't do a specific videoabout postpartum on my channeli guess the main reason i didn't isbecause ireally like alhamdulillah thank god ihada really easy recovery i don't know ijust didn't feel like i had enoughpersonal experience to do a wholededicated postpartumvideo about like all the things that iuse because i honestly didn't evenreally use any productshowever like being a nurse i feel like ido still have all the tipsand all the things that i learned frommy job if you guys still want a videolike thatlet me know because i feel like there'sstill a lot of things i would love toshareabout tips for postpartum and just howto likeheal and how to recover the best waypossible but i wanted to kind of talkabout how ihow my journey was so the first coupleof weeks postpartum werethe hardest obviously because you'restill healingeverything is just thrown at you it'sjust such a whirlwindbut i also had the baby blues the firsttwo weeksafter that i've just still been soemotional like honestly i'm so surprisedthat i'm notcrying looking at all of these i thinkit's because i haven't really likeopenedthem up yet i just get so emotionalthinking aboutelena getting older andjust things just flying by and just thefact that likeit's just going by like seriously sofast andi don't know i think the hardest thingum like emotionally postpartum for mehas been just accepting that my babyis gonna grow up one day andit just literally is so hard for me toprocess that one dayshe's not going to like need me like shedoes right nowso even though things have gotten a loteasier and you know i don't have as manycrying episodes as i used toum yeah that is probably the hardestlikebeing emotionally that i've had to dealwith is justthinking about her growing up and notneeding me anymore which i know is crazybecause she's only four months oldand whenever i talk to my mom and likemy parents about it theyjust give me the advice to just try toenjoyeach and every little stage that she'sinit was just so hard to enjoy the newbornstage for me becauseelena was really fussy and colicky itwas very stressful i just wish i couldgo backand just enjoy it more but it was justimpossibleand the more you wish you could go backthe moretime is passing now so it's like youshould enjoy the stage you're in rightnowthe other thing that has been hard on meemotionallyis no one really talks about howmuch of an emotional like bond you havewith your babywith breastfeeding andi just can't even imagine notbreastfeeding her anymorethat literally makes me want to like crythinking about not breastfeeding anymorelike one day when i have to wean herthese are just the feelings that i'vebeen having postpartum and i thought iwouldopen up to you guys about that because inever knew that those feelings evenexisted and i thinkone thing that maybe you guys didn'tknow about me before i had a baby isthat ii mean i love babies and i mean i was alabor delivery nurse but i'm not themostmotherly person i guess i'm not likewhenever i would see a baby i wasn'tlikeso like head over heels like had babyfever like anything like that butwhen it comes to like your own baby itis sodifferent so different so i updatedy'all on how i'm doing emotionallypostpartum but um i have not reallyupdated y'all fully on how i'm doingphysically so like i said myrecovery thank god was pretty quickhowever if you guys followed me duringmy pregnancyyou guys saw that i was having some likeweirdabdomen pain and my doctor thought itwas my gallbladderand it just continued after my pregnancyfor months and it still honestlyhurts off and on um and like no doctorhas ever been able to tell mewhat it is and i've gotten all the testsi've done all the tests you can do foryour gallbladderi've gotten a cat scan on my entire likechestto pelvis no one can find anything whichi'm so thankful for becausethat means hopefully it's nothing likeserious i never wanted to mentionthat i was in pain to you guys because ididn't want you guys to worry becausehonestly i was worried myself likethinking like oh my god if it's not mygallbladder then what the heck is thispainbut inshallah it's nothing and hopefullyit just goes awayi just want you guys to know that like idon't know if you follow someone onlineand you think likeyour life is so much worse off and theydon't have to deal with any of thethings you're dealing with i promise youthat everyone has their own strugglesandit doesn't matter who it is and what youthink their life is like i promise yougod testsevery single person with different testsi forgot that my mom had given me thislittle book with some pictures of mewhen i was a babyand we were looking at this wheneverelena was first born andhonestly she's my mama honestly you guyseveryone says that elena looks like myhusband buti can see me like so muchdefinitely both of us there's my dadokay and this is the aftermath of mycleaningand organizing and even her closet islookingmuch better not perfect but much muchbetteri have a one hour until i need to go getelena from my mom's houseso we are going to make some rotisseriechickenin the instant pot so let's go okay soi talked to you guys in my last vlogabout how i'm obsessed with the instantpotwell they randomly reached out andi'm working with them over on instagramto talk about theirum duo crisp instant pot and you guysi i like this one even better sothis one is an air fryer and a pressurecooker in one soum you can basically like pressure cooksomething and then crisp it upafterwards by changing out the lidsthere's like the this lid and then thatlid based off ofwhatever you want to do pressure cook orair fry it'sawesome so i've made salmon so far andit made it so crispy on the outside andtender on the insideso good i'm gonna try to make rotisseriechickenin the instant pot today and basicallyjust pressure cook the whole chicken andthen you put it on the airfryer functionwith the airfryer lidand then it's supposed to come outreally nice and crispy and i'm soexcited soi went ahead and looked up a recipe i'mgoing to show you guys the spices i'mgoing to useso for spices i'm using garlic powderlemon pepper a regular pepperonion powder rosemary and paprikaand i was supposed to get thyme but iforgot to get thymeand oregano so hopefully this tastesgood anyways i'm also going to put halfof a lemonor if i can fit the whole lemon insidethe chicken as well to give it a littlebit more of a citrusy flavori'm going to do that so all my spicesare on the chicken along with some oliveoil andsalt i forgot to mention salt um so i'mgoing to go ahead andrub the chicken down and then put mylemons insideand pressure cook it i'm going to goahead and leave it and then pick upelenaand we'll see what this turns out to belike okay so i went ahead and setthe instant pot on pressure cook for 30minutes on highand then i have my rice in the ricecooker over theredo i even need to use a stove anymore ijust have all theselittle appliances but they aredefinitely like the best mom hack everso i'm gonna go pick up elena nowand then i'll show you guys the finishedresult with the rotisserie chicken oncei finishalrighty omar put the airfryer lid onfor me while i was gone andput it on for 10 minutes on 400.and it looks nice and crispyit's good so good i didn'tneed to put some like mayo or somethingwith it noit has like a like a dipping sauceum do you want to tell them what justhappenedoh yeah hang on so basicallywe put elena to sleep we are the bestparentsin the world officially the night was abreakthrough momsort of two nights ago yeah we startedthis thing where westarted putting her to sleep at 730 like seven to eight o'clock it's beenreally nicelike the nice thing is that we're ableto like put her down earlyand then we have like an eveningtogether we have not had thatyeah and since she was born the nightbefore she was bornyeah four months yeah we can't i meanwe just haven't been able to sit downjust us two and liketalk to each other yeah honestly youknow so we just put her downand we're gonna eat dinner and we'regonna eat dinner yeah wowwow this is really crazy it looks soyummy i'm using my new dinnerwaregot some toppo chicos and we arechecking her heart rateon the owlette sock to make sure she'sin deep sleep what does she know118. 118. so like 130s is likelight sleep mm-hmm kind of like twilightzone yeah113.yeah so she's like and then whenevershe's in like really good sleep it'slike around 100that's when you know she's like reallyasleep so thank you guys so much forwatching i hope you guys enjoyed thisvideothanks again to kiehl's for sponsoringthis video and i will see you all in mynext onebye