The little things in life...

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fivepoundnote:

6impossible:

A friend shared this on Facebook and broke my heart.

6impossible - same here.

fivepoundnote:

6impossible:

A friend shared this on Facebook and broke my heart.

6impossible - same here.

mommystyle:

designmeetstyle:

Whimsical wallpaper wakens up a bath. 

How cute is this bathroom?!? =^.^=

This is so great

mommystyle:

designmeetstyle:

Whimsical wallpaper wakens up a bath. 

How cute is this bathroom?!? =^.^=

This is so great

You Live and You Learn

I took on the task of taking a 1 and a 3 year old to their well check up today. I did them together because I thought that was what people did. I believe I won’t be doing that again for awhile. My mother in law was nice enough to come along and help and thank you baby Jesus she did.

C had 4 shots and D just got his flu mist. But man are three year olds hard with this stuff. Really, taking their blood pressure? Oh and we still have to get this kid to the dentist.

efccooking:

No Cook Heirloom Tomato Sauce with Burrata

efccooking:

No Cook Heirloom Tomato Sauce with Burrata

Big fan of icing

Big fan of icing

The best I could get of him today

The best I could get of him today

Me and my birthday boy

Me and my birthday boy

What a difference a year will make.  Happy birthday to my baby boy Charlie.

What a difference a year will make. Happy birthday to my baby boy Charlie.

My Second Year in Breastfeeding

I actually stopped nursing C back a couple of weeks ago. With my lack of supply and his lack of interest It was getting to the point where I was really just forcing him on there to only end up frustrated and upset. D also had a lack of interest in the end which helps in a way for moving on, but can also feel like a slap in the face. Breastfeeding C started out so much easier than D, thanks to experience and a good latch. I was able freeze a ton while on maternity leave and also keep up really well for the first 6 months. The seventh month is where shit just goes down hill and it went the same way for D. But I think my actual period coming back this time really hammered my supply.

I’m proud of our nursing journey. Breastfeeding was not something I really wasted much thought on before I had D, but felt very challenged to make it work once I had him. How could I waste free food for my baby? My cheapness was probably the main modivator, but as we got settled and figured things out I grew to enjoy and love it. It is so demanding, but after two rounds I’ve accepted that. Year one is my year, I get to tap out once it’s over. At this point C doesn’t really sit long for any bottle during the day so I feel like he wasn’t just giving up me, he was growing up and moving on. But man, it’s always a tough thing to let go of, regardless of how freeing it can feel at the same time.

So a year into it I have a toddling little healthy one year old who I feel got the best of what I could give him and I got the bonding time that only he and I will ever have experienced together.

My PSA: I feel that everyone should feed their children the way that works best for them, but I do encourage everyone to at least give breastfeeding a shot. You never know how your mind or opinion may change once you’ve been through the whole child bearing experience. I’m walking example.

Don’t mind me, I’m just over here crying in the corner while going through all my photos from last year.  

I few hours later than now, but in labor with a very fake ass smile.

Don’t mind me, I’m just over here crying in the corner while going through all my photos from last year.

I few hours later than now, but in labor with a very fake ass smile.