I’ve moved!

29 05 2009

We took a big step and go me my own domain!

You can find my new musings blog here. I hope you’ll join me there!





Like free things??

27 05 2009

Looks like I failed at the whole ABC’s thing! lol

But, if you like free things, this giveaway might be right up your alley!





ABC’s of Me – M

14 05 2009

*Marvelous Mini Meatloaves – another favorite meal

*Mints – love em

*microwave – where would I be without it?

*Middle of the alphabet (roughly)  – didn’t think it’d be this hard to get this done!





ABC’s of Me – L

13 05 2009

*Lemons – I LOVE them in Sweet Tea

*Lime Chicken Tacos – my favorite recipe





A Great Blog

12 05 2009

Lately, my blog readings have lead me to many nurse’s blogs who are not your typical nurses (I wish I had one of these nurses during my labor with K). One I found, Nursing Birth, is doing an incredibly eye opening series entitled “Don’t Let This Happen To You: The Injustice in Maternity Care.”

Since I did a lot of research in recovering from my c-section and preparing for my VBAC, these stories aren’t that surprising to me. But they do frustrate me and make me sad. While I know there are cases and causes for intervention and repeat cesareans, “making tee time” and “getting home for dinner” just don’t cut it for me (sorry for the bad pun there).

When I read these stories, it ignites the fire in me that screams, “I want to be a doula!” I wish I could be there fighting for these women and their families, showing them, telling them, encouraging them that their bodies can do these things!

..stepping off my soap box…enjoy the reading ;-)





ABC’s of Me – J & K

12 05 2009

I really am not good at this.at.all.

J

*Jones – our last name

*Joshua – what I’m reading for our Bible study at church

*to: Jillian – I’m a failure

K

*Keaton – my first son

*Kool-aid – love it, lol





emotional roller coaster

12 05 2009

Note: Much rambling ensues below….

That’s an apt description of the past week for me as B has nursed less and less, and fought me more and more. He is approximately the same age as K was when he stopped (though his was for a much different reason!)

It was very hard with K because I had dreams of nursing him to a year or more. This time, I was lucky we made it to 6 days…6 weeks…6 months! After a HORRIBLE latch, having me leaving the hospital bloody and in much pain, and then 6.5 weeks of battling thrush, and then B wanting to nurse non-stop in the evenings for the first few months of life (K was a non-stop eater all day, and then screamed all night, lol…B had to be FORCED to eat during the day and then wanted to make up for not eating from about 5-11pm).

As he decided to nurse less and less, I started pumping more and more to try to get as much milk as I could for him, but, that dwindled pretty quickly.

As I laid in bed in tears Saturday night because it was after 10pm and I still hadn’t pumped, Zach reminded me what an awesome job I’ve done and how much B & I went through, what a great mommy I was and my status as a mom did not revolve around how long or much I nursed or pumped for my child.

He left the decision in my hands: Throw in the towel, relax and cherish the moments I had with nursing B….or continue to stress over trying to pump every couple hours with a toddler and near-crawling baby, and stressing over how much, or little, I was getting…

I laid in bed for a long time thinking…And even spent most of Sunday and yesterday thinking…

Today, I will pack up the pump and get off the ride.

What a joy and privledge to provide for my sweet boy as long as I did…

for now….turning the page to the next chapter…








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