I make promises to people all the time- promise I'll get that done for you, promise I'll call tonight, promise to be there- and I'm pretty good at following through (minus a couple episodes of mom brain). But do you know who I absolutely cannot keep a promise to? Myself. When I first got diagnosed … Continue reading Making promises to myself..
When I was pregnant a dear friend of mine brought me a pack of affirmations for pregnancy and labor. On the days I felt overwhelmed by all the changes taking place in my body and my life I would look through the cards for calm and encouragement- I even packed them into my birth bag … Continue reading 10 FREE Breastfeeding Affirmations
This week is World Breastfeeding Week! This is a great time to celebrate what our bodily s are divinely made to do- nourish our babies! Breastfeeding is not easy though, especially when you have to return to work. Pumping at work can feel extremely overwhelming. I spent my last few weeks on maternity leave dreading … Continue reading How to Make Pumping at Work- Work
Lack of sleep, long nights with nothing but tears, feeling like you have no idea what your doing, Having a baby changes the dynamic of many relationships, but probably the most effected relationship: your marriage. My husband and I had been married for less than year when we found out that we were pregnant with … Continue reading How to Baby-Proof Your Marriage
I have postpartum anxiety. Those words feel foreign as I type them. Over the past month I have been struggling to figure out exactly how this defines me, what dies this mean for me as a mother? While I have yet to come up with very many answers I felt it was important to go … Continue reading When it’s more than just Worry: Postpartum Anxiety
If you are having any trouble nursing please contact a lactation specialist. You can find one here. Starting a good and strong nursing relationship with your newborn will be vital to their development, any questions or concerns you have would be gladly answered by a specialist. I by no means am a lactation specialist, I … Continue reading Troubleshooting Breastfeeding
The moment I first saw you time stood still- I couldn't speak, I couldn't cry tears of joy, I was just in absolute awe as to how perfect you were. I placed you on my chest and it felt like my heart started beating for the very first time. Your dad looked so proud of … Continue reading Little one…