Sunday, May 31, 2015

Breastfeeding Journey Part 4

Well, I have hit another goal in my breastfeeding journey.
What I should actually say is "WE" have hit another breastfeeding goal.
Rowan turned 9 months old a few weeks ago,
and with that we also hit 9 months of exclusively breastfeeding.
Our journey has been up and down.
But no matter how hard and tiring some days are,
we have come out winning.
My little girl is thriving!
(No matter what you choose,
formula or BF,
as long as your baby is happy,
and thriving,
then you are doing just fine.)
I owe achieving my goal to the many breastfeeding Mamas of Instagram.
Seriously, I have found encouragement through them many times.
They have also informed me what they do to increase lactation,
what their struggles have been, and how sometimes they too feel like giving up.
But we lift each other up.
We give each other encouraging words.
We send love.
And we never ever criticize one another.
I love this community so much!
I also have to thank my husband who has helped and encouraged me so much.
He's one amazing guy and I am so very lucky.
To all you breastfeeding Mothers.
Keep doing what you're doing.
No matter how hard it is,
how you may feel your journey is coming to and end,
you too can do this.
And if you choose to formula feed, it's also okay.
You don't owe anyone a reason as to why your baby is drinking formula.
Your baby is being fed.
He's growing.
He's eating.
And that is something to be proud of.
Happy baby = happy home.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Our New Toy

Our 5th wedding anniversary is slowly creeping up.
Sadly, my husband and I will not be able to celebrate together because of his work.
I ended up buying him something extra special this year.
Something we both would love.
Something he get use out of.
Something that would look pretty in our home.
Something that we've talked about getting but just never did.
Until now.
Target had an amazing sale going on for some of their electronic stuff.
In that sale, was the classic turntable by Crosley.
As soon as I saw it online and read the reviews, I was sold.
I had to buy it for him.
(They also come in other amazing colors!)
I also made on online purchase of Band of Horses, Everything All the Time in vinyl.
It has a story behind it.
When my husband was out on one of his deployments in Afghanistan, I introduced him to Band of Horses.
I had just started to listen to them, and soon after my husband (then bf) started to listen too.
We would both listen to them and every time Band of Horses was on, I would think of him.
5 years later, I still think of him when I hear their music.
It's probably one of our favorite band.
Since he's opened up his present, we have already made trips to our local Vinyl/Record shops and have came out with amazing finds.
From Sonny and Cher to George Strait.
We're loving our new dates.

My Beautiful Little Girls

 Well today we started off as our Monday.
I worked out early.
We played, we went over numbers, letters, & colors.
And we had a good time doing that.
It's also grocery day, which means we get to dress up!
That also means, I'll be taking photos of them.
I mean, I love my girls.
Their beautiful.
And when you put both of them together,
I get a little mushy.
I still need to remind myself that I need to take more photos of them together.
I need to capture everything about them.
What they do, what they say, and the things they love.