10 Tips for Increasing Your Breastmilk Supply That Worked for Me

I didn't know what to expect when I first tried breastfeeding. While in the hospital with my firstborn, my milk took a long time to come in and the lactation consultant advised me to start pumping. Even though she was getting colostrum from pumping and nursing, I was worried that Abby wasn't getting enough to … Continue reading 10 Tips for Increasing Your Breastmilk Supply That Worked for Me

A Year of Oscar

My little man has just turned one. It is hard to believe that we have been a family of four for that long. Changing from a family of three to a family of four was harder than changing from a family of two to a family of three. All our routines were upended. In the … Continue reading A Year of Oscar

Supply and Demand

It's hard to believe, but my little Oscar just turned six months old. He is rolling over, trying to sit up, babbling constantly, chewing on everything, and will soon have three teeth popping through. He loves to eat, so much so that I have been struggling to keep up with his appetite. Up until just … Continue reading Supply and Demand

Boy, Oh Boy

When I first became a mom I thought my daughter Abby was a pretty easy baby to care for. Sure, she didn't sleep all through the night until she was two years old, but she was easy to handle. The first time I took Oscar to visit work my coworker Juana asked me, "Isn't it … Continue reading Boy, Oh Boy

Getting Used to Life with a Newborn Again

Baby Oscar is now six weeks old. I love having him lay all scrunched up in a ball on my chest. His smell and soft fuzzy head is intoxicating. This week he has even given me several early smiles (I swear they weren't gassy ones!) It has been wonderful staying home and snuggling with him … Continue reading Getting Used to Life with a Newborn Again

It’s a… Whole New World

At my 19 week prenatal appointment my OB/GYN ordered a sonogram.  I was very excited to finally get our first look at our new little one.  Later that week we went to the radiology department of the hospital.  The technologist asked if we wanted to find out the baby's sex, which we did.   It's … Continue reading It’s a… Whole New World

Bittersweet Breastfeeding

I love nursing my daughter.  Once we got it all figured out it has been our special time together each day. It used to be that she would want to hold my free hand while she nursed.  It was so sweet.  Now she can barely keep still and is often trying to wiggle into odd … Continue reading Bittersweet Breastfeeding

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Separation Anxiety

I walk in the door and sit her car seat on the rug.  Immediately, Abby looks up at me and gives me a look like I have betrayed her. Her eyes well up with tears and her bottom lip sticks out.  I get down and my knees and tell her to be a good girl … Continue reading Separation Anxiety

She Did It!

Last night was the first night that Abby slept in her crib in her room for the entire night! She still woke up to nurse and cuddle a couple times, but we didn't end up snoozing together on the couch and she didn't sleep in the Pack 'N Play in my bedroom. I know it … Continue reading She Did It!

Baby Love and Nighttime Cuddles

I just want to sleeeeeeeeep Abby doesn’t sleep very well yet; I wake up with her multiple times a night.  Sometimes she wants to eat, sometimes it is a dirty diaper, other times she just wants cuddles.  I hate to say it but sometimes about the fifth or sixth time I start to get a … Continue reading Baby Love and Nighttime Cuddles