Motherhood, Pregnancy and Birth

Motherhood Maternity Nursing Bras | A Review

This is not a sponsored post. I have fallen in love with a bra especially made to wear while breastfeeding and I want to share my experience with you. I paid for the bras myself and (unfortunately) I have no affiliation with Motherhood Maternity. ;) I'm not one for spending lots of money on clothes,… Continue reading Motherhood Maternity Nursing Bras | A Review

Baby Care, Motherhood

{10 Month Old} Sleep Training ~ Day One

I'm not fond of the phrase sleep training because it brings to mind some unpleasant things but Elizabeth and I are in desperate need of change at nap and bedtime so we are very gently sleep training. For the last few months, since she self-weaned from her pacifier (which had always been used simply as a transitional… Continue reading {10 Month Old} Sleep Training ~ Day One

Healthy Living

Eating (and Drinking) for Two ~ Intro

I'm going to keep a food and exercise diary for (at least) the next four weeks, starting today. I'm excited because I think the accountability will be really helpful for me. So, about the title... No, I'm not pregnant. But I am breastfeeding, and in my experience that feels much more like actually eating (and drinking)… Continue reading Eating (and Drinking) for Two ~ Intro

Day in the Life

Day in the Life (December 2016)

December 21, 2016 Elizabeth woke to nurse at three in the morning. I wasn't sure if I'd be able to fall back to sleep because, strangely, I felt pretty alert. But sleep I did, and the next thing I knew it was 5:30 and Stephen was waking me up so I could take him to work.… Continue reading Day in the Life (December 2016)

Baby Care, Motherhood

{Sidecar} Co-sleeping

Baby Elizabeth had been sleeping in my bed since she was born. I've mostly loved it but there was one problem - her little body took up a ton of space! She moves so much in her sleep. She scoots, rolls and maneuvers - and mostly toward me. Did I mention we were in a twin bed? O_O… Continue reading {Sidecar} Co-sleeping

Baby Care, Motherhood

{Soothie} Self-Weaning

Elizabeth seems to be self-weaning from her pacifier. Not only was she sick with a stuffy nose a few weeks ago, making it difficult for her to nurse or take a paci, but she has also reached a developmental milestone at the same time which interferes with the pacifier's intended purpose. She likes to reach up and pull… Continue reading {Soothie} Self-Weaning

Day in the Life, Motherhood

Day in the Life (November 2016)

November 15, 2016 Elizabeth and I went to bed together last night at about 9:45. She woke to nurse at 2am, 4am, and 6:30am. Yikes! I decided to lie in instead of getting up after that last feed. I was only mildly surprised at how late it was when I heard the Jurassic Park ringtone at 8:15;… Continue reading Day in the Life (November 2016)