Breastfeeding Journey 3-6 Months [Update]

Breastfeeding Journey 3-6 Months [Update]

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series My Breastfeeding Journey

In this breastfeeding update, I’m writing about the breastfeeding experience during the age of three to six months old. I want to go into the bad parts, and then celebrate the good parts in regards to breastfeeding a baby. How has the adjustment been to a child in our lives for over six months now? And how I feel about continue breastfeeding until my baby is two years old. I’ll start by summarizing what I have learned so far. Breastfeeding is hard. && I love breastfeeding.   That about sums it up. No joke. There’s way TOO MUCH to learn…

CJ Is 6 Months Old! [Milestones Series]

CJ Is 6 Months Old! [Milestones Series]

I’ll be honest in saying I’m emotional Mama this morning as I wake up and realize that my baby is now 6 months old! I feel like this is may be the most important birthday. Let me tell you why… I didn’t rock pregnancy. There’s a reason why it’s been 13 months of her existence, and I don’t have a single “pregnancy” post. I carried great, and although I was diagnosed with a short cervix at 24 weeks (and was at risk of preterm labor), there were no complications with my pregnancy or labor. (You can read our Positive Birthing…

A Positive Hospital Child Birth Story

A Positive Hospital Child Birth Story

This is an account of my positive and healthy birthing story of my daughter, CJ. This was a planned pregnancy, where her birth was at the hospital. Although my original (and adored) OBGYN Doctor was unavailable at the time of my birth, the hospital staff luckily took my Birthing Plan very seriously.   Perspective || This was originally written just a couple of days after her birth. I have since updated it to post here. Please note that her real name is hidden online for her own personal security, CJ is just a nickname.  I was diagnosed with a short cervix,…

Keeping The Love Alive After Having A Baby

Keeping The Love Alive After Having A Baby

  Keeping the love alive after having a child can be difficult. Whether you’ve been together for many years or just a short time. It can be hard to find time everyday build up your relationship. There’s been much to read about whether or not your marriage or your child comes first. Here’s my opinion on it. [Stay tuned for my video at the bottom of this post, unscripted and raw. ]

Choosing To Remain In Love

Choosing To Remain In Love

I’m going to take a shot here and admit what I truly think is a key factor to being in a happy,  long-term relationship with any partner. Put simply, I believe that love is a choice and that you must consciously choose to remain in love.   That’s right, you read correctly. You choose to remain in love, each and every day.   There’s something to be said about your brain when you are in love. When you are in love with someone, you produce lovely peptides that grant you chemical boosts of love hormones and other chemical reactions. You…