If you’ve been following my social media recently, then you’ll know that I’ve started doing a round of Whole 30 for the summer! I’ve done Whole 30 before and I loved everything about it! I don’t consider it to be a diet AT ALL- more of a lifestyle change! I plan on doing a post ALL about my experience this time around but for now, I’m going to share some inspirational Instagram accounts!
“I bottle fed, and I breastfed, and before I knew it, they were all eating stale french fries off the floor of the minivan and I was like, whatever, thanks for cleaning.”
Not only is this quote hilarious but it’s so relatable. Seriously, mamas. Haven’t we all thought this before? Feeding our tiny humans is so hard sometimes… but why is that? Why does it have to be so hard from day 1?
I’ve recently starting thinking about my breastfeeding experiences with both of my children. I’ve concluded that society’s role in our family’s feeding is one major factor in making our entire experience more stressful than it needs to be. There can be pressure when feeding in public, breast or bottle. There may also be an overall lack of support from friends and family and/or lack of breastfeeding education provided. In today’s post, I’m going to recap my experience with breastfeeding. I’m also going to share a cool new platform by Happy Family. This platform is devoted to making sure that all families feel supported during their infant feeding journey!
It’s almost been a month since Baby J was born and I’m feeling so much better than I was initially! Surprisingly to me, the healing process has been very different this time around. The first time, I didn’t really feel that I needed anything to take care of myself. I now realize that there are certain postpartum essentials that are absolutely necessary for self-care. In today’s post, I’m going to share some affiliate links of products that made this healing process so smooth!
“This ain’t my first rodeo!”
No, it really isn’t! I had my first baby less than 2 years ago AND I’ve worked as a postpartum nurse for 3 years.With that being said, I feel a little knowledgeable on what is needed and not needed in the hospital setting. Although I do consider myself to be “experienced” in this particular area of motherhood, I definitely made some mistakes when packing my bag both times. I decided to write this post AFTER I had Baby J to focus on what I brought, what I wish I would have brought, and what I should have left at home!
“Well don’t you have your hands full?”
I’ve only had two children for a total of two weeks. In that amount of time, I’ve heard this phrase so much that if I was getting a dollar for each time it was said, I’d have enough money to put at least one of these cuties through college. I’m exaggerating… slightly but I have heard this phrase enough to start deeply examining it.
As you know, I love a good birth story. No matter how your child came into the world: vaginal or c-section, natural or heavily medicated, at a birthing center or hospital; I think that every story is beautiful and unique. Baby J’s story isn’t necessarily exciting but it is still a beautiful story worth sharing.