Tuesday, August 9, 2011

yet another breastfeeding post :)

On Saturday August 6th,2011 at 10:30 am local time in locations across the United States, nursing mothers got together to celebrate World Breast Feeding Week and to try and break the world record for the most women breastfeeding simultaneously! A provisional total of 4,123 women and their children came together at 294 locations and nursed their babies! I am glad I got to be a part of it. My friend and I went together and
we kind of got a late start on the hour drive. But we made it there with five minutes to spare! We latched our little loves at 10:30 along with 36 other women! Here are some pictures from it and then just some more nursing pics.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

WBW: My reasons for breastfeeding

All three of my boys have been breastfed, My first son I pumped and breastfed for the first 3 months of his life, then we switched to a soy based formula. My second son breastfeed and was pumped for until he was 6months then we introduced formula. He continued to get breast millk past a year. Our newest little boy is 2months and I am hoping to nurse him until he's two or self weans.Here are some of my reasons for breastfeeding...
  • There is a special bond that comes from nursing that I don't think is the same when I've bottle fed.
  • Breast milk is designed for our babies.
  • I don't have to worry about mixing a bottle wrong.
  • I can travel with the baby and never run out of milk.
  • Nursing burns around 500 calories!
  • Breast milk is free
  • I get more sleep because I don't have to get up and make a bottle
  • I don't have to worry about picking or changing brands
  • The poop doesn't smell nearly as bad!

Monday, August 1, 2011

In honor of World Breastfeeding Week.

In honor of World Breastfeeding Week I'm posting my favorite breastfeeding pictures, quotes,tips and info all week long! Enjoy! ( fyi I support both breastfeeding and formula feeding!) If you want your pics added leave me a comment or email me.

"Breastfeeding: the original way to eat local"

"If you've never cried over spilled milk you've clearly never spilled breastmilk"

" I didn't plan to breastfeed buy my baby did"

"I make milk what's your super power"

"Early to breast, early to thrive"

"Simply the best"

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Don't Lose Heart

Whatever you are walking through right now may be your "plan b" but it isn't Gods. This is not how we envisioned our life together. We never thought about one of us having a serious medical issue like epilepsy. We are just now understanding how serious this disablity is and what could happen if we don't find some answers. My only prayer lately has been for God heal my husband and take away all the pain and suffering epilepsy has brought into his life.

"For I know the plans I have for you," declared the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Friday, December 3, 2010

This pregnancy is rough, plain and simple. Each ob appointment has me nervous and sweating, just waiting for more bad news. I came across this today and feel inspired, the Lord will get us through all this and things will be okay.

Counselors can comfort you in the storm,
but you need a God who can still the storm
Philosophers can debate the meaning of life,
but you need a lord that can declare the meaning of life.

God promises a lamp unto our feet,
not a crystal ball into our future.

Jesus doesn't give hope by changing the circumstances;
he restores our hope by giving us himself.
And he has promised to stay until the very end.

Don't measure the size of a mountain;
talk to the One that can move it

God never said that the journey would be easy,
but he did say the arrival would be worth while.

-Max Lucado

Sunday, November 28, 2010

I will remember you...

I have experienced loss multiple times during my 23years here. No loss so far has hit me this hard. My great grandmother passed away this past weekend. She was an amazingly strong and stoic woman. She had been a great role model for me in many aspects, but mostly she showed me unconditional love which I will always be greatful for. I know how lucky I am that my children have been able to meet their great-great grandmother. I will always keep her memory alive by telling my children all the great things about her.

As a kid I use to sit in Church with my Great grandma and my grandma moore and listen to the Pastor ramble on for what seemed like hours. There was nothing to do, and I had no idea at the time what the Pastor was talking about,so I would sit and rub the wrinkles on her hands. Always trying to smooth out the age on her soft fair skin. She sang in the Church choir which helped me with my love for God and music. Now as I think back on my time with her I am comforted by these Bible passages she had marked in her own Bible.

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalms 48:14

He will remove all of their sorrows, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. For the old world and it's evils are gone forever. Revelation 21:4

Friday, November 12, 2010

Just say Thank You

We spend a lot of time teaching our children manners. Saying please, thank you and excuse me are just a few of the things I remind my boys to say almost daily. I find it disturbing that so many adults lack simple manners. How often do we do nice things for our friends and they forget to say two simple words? I don't expect anything from my friends, because the majority of them are not the kind of people you can depend on. So for the few friends I have the are always there to help and do more than just take take take.... I have decided to do a little special something for them this holiday season. I want to send them a little extra something with a thank you card to let them know that I really appreciate their friendship. It always makes me feel good to know that I have those couple friends that do worry about how I am doing, and how our boys are. The kind of friends that listen intently when I talk and truely care about what is going on in my life. There is just never enough ways to say thank you to them.