Our breastfeeding journey is still going strong at 10 months. Due to jaundice shortly after Cora Beth was born we had to supplement formula for a few days. And once my milk came in we had to work at getting her to latch but once she did she wanted nothing to do with a bottle. My goal was always to breastfeed her to at least a year and now that milestone is only two months away and it’s an accomplishment I’m really proud of. Because breastfeeding is hard work! But I knew that if I could breastfeed it would be what was best to make sure my baby was a healthy baby.
One of the best things that’s ever come about in our marriage is that we’re laundry divorced. What exactly do I mean by that? I mean that my husband does his own laundry and I do mine (and the rest of the house). Once we got married he just kept on doing his laundry, he never asked me to and I never offered. It works for us and I plan to keep it that way. That’s just one less thing one my to do list! And while laundry isn’t necessarily one of the task I totally dread, I am doing it with a little bit more of a skip in my step ever since we put up these easy DIY laundry room shelves!
My sweet girl is about to be 10 months and now that the weather outside is mimicking what it was during those newborn days I can’t help but reminisce! You know that saying “the days are long but the years are short”? They’re not lying about the years being short but I feel the days are equally as fast. It seems as soon as I’ve washed a new size of clothes I’m just as quickly storing it away. One of my favorite pieces for Cora Beth to wear are Carter’s bodysuits. She’s had them for every size, and stage and season.
It’s fall y’all! Christmas is my favorite holiday but fall is my favorite season by far. The leaves are falling and autumn is calling. And I’m completely in love with thislet’s get cozy free printable I made for my sweet readers!
The best remedy for when you’re down about where you’re at is to look at how far you’ve come. While our house is far from where I’d ideally like it to be I’m having so much with the process of getting it there! The room that’s seen the most TLC is our kitchen. I didn’t want to call this post a “makeover” because, well, in my mind that would mean new floors, new appliances, etc. When what we’ve really done is just a few inexpensive kitchen updates!
It’s crazy to think almost a year ago I shared my pregnancy must haves on the blog! Now a little over 9 months into motherhood and breastfeeding I thought I’d share a guide of my breastfeeding essentials. Each breastfeeding experience with each mom and baby is different which is so amazing to me and once our journey is over I plan to share about it. In the meantime, here are the products I’ve found to help!
Truth be told I’m not a great cook. On a regular week night we typically have grilled or baked chicken with roasted sweet potatoes and some green beans. Quick and easy but far from exciting. When Garrett was deployed I was cooking solely for myself and therefore I could cook once and eat for a week. And when it’s just you, you don’t seem to care quite as much as long as you eat (especially with a crying baby in the next room)!
I recently heard someone say the first rule for sleep in their house is they don’t talk about it. Because as soon as they do her kids throw her for a loop! How true is that?! Sleep is such a talked about topic with babies. It seems as soon as their born people start asking you if their sleeping through the night (insert eye roll) and how often their napping.
I love having pictures of our family hanging in our home. I know in a lot of magazines and other blogs the homeowners don’t seem to have family photos hanging up. Maybe they take them down for the picture? Either way I love seeing our family memories displayed on the walls! Continue reading →
I think we can all agree Netflix is a great invention (hello Friends reruns any time I want)! Not just for adults but kids too, have you seen what’s on there? So many of my childhood favorites, Jem and the Holograms and Magic School Bus among several classic movies as well! Don’t lie, you know you got excited in elementary school when the teacher showed an episode of Ms. Frizzle and her adventurous class!