milestones part II

today marks two years since dennis and i got married! and i thought wedding planning was stressful. i still can't believe i have a baby. dennis and i talk about how we feel like we are babysitting long-term.. it's just all so surreal. since dennis is working 2-10 today we celebrated our anniversary yesterday with… Continue reading milestones part II

milestones

in my last post, the tone and mood was that of despair and frustration. one of the hardest things a first-time mom can experience is breastfeeding. we hear how wonderful and natural it is, but don't realize how painful and difficult it can actually be until we have a baby of our own. so much has changed… Continue reading milestones

it’s not about you anymore

---- 6/10/15 ---- motherhood has been extremely taxing since day 1. as mentioned in my previous post, i've had to deal with latching issues. though it was resolved for the most part, i developed mastitis in my right breast due to plugged milk ducts. i produce much more milk than penny, or the pump, can… Continue reading it’s not about you anymore

the benefits of breastfeeding for mom and baby

i always knew i wanted to breastfeed when i was ready to have children. why? i had heard and read about all the advantages for both mom and baby in school, in articles, from other moms, and in baby care classes. even so, i had no idea how difficult and stressful breastfeeding could be, at… Continue reading the benefits of breastfeeding for mom and baby