Baby Care

The Wonder of Expressed Milk

Breastfeeding is amazing and no matter how many kids I have, I always marvel at how each new baby is able to exist (and thrive!) purely on what my body does and makes! I see Elizabeth, our four month old little butterball and I feel a bizarre sense of pride because I created her and now I am sustaining her life.… Continue reading The Wonder of Expressed Milk

Crafts and Sewing, Day in the Life

Day in the Life (October 2016)

October 13, 2016 It was 7:30am when I forced myself out of bed. I'd fully intended to get up an hour earlier but my hand betrayed me and pressed not just "snooze," but "dismiss." And so I slept. When I did finally get up, I went to the kitchen and poured myself a cup of coffee… Continue reading Day in the Life (October 2016)

Baby Care, Etsy, Giveaways

PurpleBowFox Diaper Strap *Giveaway* (Ends Oct 20th)

Erika of PurpleBowFox on Etsy makes the sweetest handmade baby gifts. Blankets, bibs, pacifier clips and more! I especially love her diaper straps and recently bought one to use with Elizabeth's diapers. I use both cloth and disposable with her at home, but only disposable while we're out. I'm still not quite ready to take on cloth while… Continue reading PurpleBowFox Diaper Strap *Giveaway* (Ends Oct 20th)

Motherhood

From Three to Four

In the beginning, motherhood was a snap (little Maggie was an easy baby) and I couldn't wait to do it again. I had a miscarriage when she was two but then I got pregnant with a healthy baby several months later. Going from one child to two was a breeze with three years eight months… Continue reading From Three to Four

Baby Care, Crafts and Sewing, Green Products

Homemade Cloth Diapers

I used disposable diapers with Maggie and Joshua (in 2000 and 2003) but during my pregnancy with Samuel, I started looking into cloth diapering. I simply wanted to save money and avoid unnecessary waste. I decided on one-size, waterproof covers (EconoBums) and basic prefolds. I started when he was five months old. I liked them...until he was mobile, then… Continue reading Homemade Cloth Diapers

Day in the Life

Day in the Life (September 2016)

September 21, 2016 I'm not sure who woke first, me or her, but either way we were up (in bed) at 7:10 this morning and she was nursing for the first time since 9ish the night before so my breasts weren't very happy. I'd woken to bad dreams three times in the night, which was disturbing, but baby Elizabeth had slept… Continue reading Day in the Life (September 2016)

Thoughts and Happenings

Thoughts & Happenings 9/15

In honor, I guess, of September 14th (lol) baby Elizabeth weighed 14.2lbs yesterday morning. ^_^ My chubby, little cutie pie, aww! She has the sweetest little face. Possible TMI, but my nipples are quite unhappy with her at the moment. Because she doesn't wake to eat at night, she acts ravenous and aggressive when she eats… Continue reading Thoughts & Happenings 9/15