I thought I'd share a breastfeeding update because, well, I get asked all the time about it!  And I think about it all the time because I do it, like, seven times a day.  I was pretty open about my journey (and struggles) with Henry, so I think it's natural that people are curious about [...]


Looking Back: Breastfeeding

My little baby is now a big boy.  It makes me so happy – and a little nostalgic and sad, too.  The first year of his life was such a beautiful blur, and it’s only now that I have really begun to process all the changes and growth that my little family experienced.   I’ve [...]


Buh-Bye, Bottles

Heeeeelp. I wasn’t planning to post today, but I really need the mommas’ help.  You see, we are trying to eliminate Henry’s beloved babas.  At his one year check-up, his pediatrician told me that I should stop giving him bottles and transition him full-time to sippy cups. Henry already uses sippy cups at meals to [...]


Note: I realize that this topic – switching from exclusively pumping to formula feeding – is something that probably interests or applies to a very small percentage of readers.  While there is information about this online, I found very few personal, detailed accounts.  Exclusive pumpers are a small group, and exclusive pumpers who decide to [...]


Eight months old! Oh, my little boy.  You seem more and more like a big boy every single day.  It makes me happy and sad all at once.  I remember when you were so tiny in my arms but couldn’t do many fun things, and now you make my arms ache from your heft and [...]


Being away from my baby is emotionally challenging.  I miss his cute little faces and his funny noises; I miss his snuggles and his drool smiles.  But being away is physically challenging, too, because I breastfeed.  Here’s what has worked for me so far (I’ve been away overnight twice, so I’m still trying to figure [...]

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