Saturday, February 28, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
A great website on breastfeeding is Dr. Jack Newman's. If you are planning to breastfeed please check it out! He even has video's to show what a proper latch is like. And definitely read the section called Starting Out Right.
I want to share a little about my experience starting out with breastfeeding. I have two close friends, Alisha and Sandra, who I like to credit for my breastfeeding success. Both were mothers who had breastfed their babies past one year old (which is a whole other topic!). They really encouraged me and gave me realistic expectations. Alisha had a hard time with breastfeeding at first and gave me some really good advice. Talking with her really gave me the heads up - that it might not be easy. After Stinx was born she dragged me to a LLL meeting just so I could connect with other breastfeeding moms. At the time I didn't see why it was important, but now looking back, it could have been crucial. Thankfully for me, breastfeeding had gone pretty smoothly, but if it hadn't, I would have got plenty of excellent advice at the meeting. And I also remember phoning Sandra all the time in the first month after Stinx was born. I'd just call her with all these random questions. Heck, I still ask her random questions all the time! These 2 friends were a HUGE support to me in the begining, and still are.
Ok.. seriously, I'll end this now. If your heart is set on breastfeeding, do your research prior to baby's arrival! With some knowledge and a lot of determination, most women can successfully breastfeed!
So if you could give a new mother breastfeeding advice, what would it be?
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Here are just a few things I want to remember most about Stinx when he turned 2:
- His love for buses, trucks, trains, planes, boats etc
- His love of books and being read too
- His growing vocabulary... like "fall down"... when mommy fell in the snow... lol.
- How he likes to hold hands with his little pals
- How he asked me for a hug this morning at 5am! lol...
- The unexpected hug he gave me later in the am which was followed by a surprise kiss
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
I loved that he slept in that long. But I did panic that something might be wrong.
Our plan was to go pick up some maternity clothes for Anti-Kels and I.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
It's all about balance.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
I wish I was crafty enough to make this kind of stuff myself.
Ok, so that's just some of the diapers I was looking at. I've also been looking at carriers.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
- Have You Seen My Cat?
- The Very Busy Spider
- Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?
- The Very Lonely Firefly
- From Head to Toe
- Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?
- My Very First Book of Numbers
It's pretty obvious I love Eric Carle. I mean, I guess it's more my collection than Stinx. It's not like he asks for Eric Carle books. He was totally obsessed with "Brown Bear, Brown Bear.." but he doesn't seem quite obsessed with the other books. His favorite book of late was Raffi's Wheels on the Bus. That lasted for about a month.. But even that seems to be on the way out. So I guess I am just waiting to see what his new favorite will be.