i will survive…

[ friday, 5/5/17 ] i have been trying to publish this post for five days now. i have to go through what i already wrote to update. for instance, ezra is three weeks old as of this past tuesday! although the newborn stage has its challenges, like those motn (middle of the night) feedings, it's… Continue reading i will survive…

freedom

after 13 months, my breastfeeding journey has come to an end! i used the last bag of frozen breast milk two days ago and i haven't pumped to actually get milk since tuesday morning. i did pump for a few minutes yesterday to relieve some discomfort but haven't since. no more pumping while eating; no… Continue reading freedom

change of diet

It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver ~ mahatma gandhi penny turned 6 months old yesterday. baby girl is already a half year old! i've reached the halfway point of my goal in providing exclusively breast milk to little p. for those of you that have been following my… Continue reading change of diet

hair today, gone tomorrow

i was hoping it wouldn't happen, but it has. during pregnancy, my hair became thicker and more lush. i had a lot of hair to begin with but pregnancy hormones caused less of my hair to fall out. naturally, we shed hair every day but this process stalls during pregnancy making it seem like you're… Continue reading hair today, gone tomorrow

essentials to survive the first two months

i have been working on this post for five days now. there isn't much downtime with a baby and i suffered from another bout of mastitis (!) but more on that later... penny had her two-month doctor appointment on monday. it was a moment that i had been dreading because of the vaccines - 3 shots and… Continue reading essentials to survive the first two months

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