Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Thanks in Thanksgiving

Yes, I will follow suit and write what I am thankful for this Thanksgiving. I say this on a regular basis to myself but now is a good time to let it all out. I think it is good to have perspective in life and being grateful for the blessings in your life is a good way to start.

I am thankful first and foremost for my husband. He has shown me what true love and sacrifice really mean. He gave me 2 beautiful children that have become the base of my existence. With out these 3 people, I would be nothing.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

weened from the pump

After 5 months of exclusively pumping breastmilk for my son, i have finally weened off of it. Dacian is now exclusively breastfed and is doing great. I was having a hard time keeping my very rigid pumping schedule and it hurt my supply. I am back up and have been able to comfortably nurse in public and at Hueco Tanks State Park during a family photoshoot.

I worked diligently to make sure i provide my son with breastmilk. With a very high palate he was not able to latch without hurting me for 3 months. Then we had issues with biting and pulling. Now we have a perfect nursing relationship. Without my breast pump we would not be here today. I hope to inspire more moms to try and overcome their latch issues and develope a magical nursing relationship.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

The World According to Dacian

This is a fun new blog. It is simply the daily musings of a baby boy growing up and discovering the world around him. Would you mind following and sharing with others?

Uses for Olive Oil

Here is a great listing of 20 uses for Olive Oil. I know it is essential in our house for our hair, skin and earaches. I do hear wonderful things about coconut oil too. I will try that out soon and let you know how it goes.