As a new mom, I’m starting to implement routines and experiences that will hopefully stay with Pumpkin and help her grow. It’s funny because as an adult, I have not had the healthiest habits. But having a baby makes you re-evaluate your lifestyle. I had a horrible habit of skipping breakfast. But since having Pumpkin, I’ve changed that so we have breakfast as a family.
As pumpkin would sign…all done. After 19.5 months of exclusively pumping…we are done. I have a surgery on my hand which is going to make it near impossible to pump, so I figure it’s a good time to be finished. I’ve blogged about my breastfeeding difficulties. I used a hospital pump rental to help increase my supply. At one point I was pumping 8-10 times
I posted about my ClearBlue Fertility Monitor when we were trying to get pregnant with pumpkin. Eight months of temping, ovulation kits was all made easier with the ClearBlue Fertility Monitor. One month for it to “get” my cycle and then the next month bam. The monitor allowed me to relax and not have to worry about all the subjective symptoms you look for when
When pumpkin didn’t latch we initially turned to formula. Well to be honest, the hospital forced me to put her on formula. Which led to further difficulties in getting her to latch. But I was determined to give her breastmilk, so I started to pump. Early on I pumped 8-10 times a day. On the floor of my bedroom, holding my pumps while watching Netflix.
Last week I saw yet another doctor to go over yet another round of tests to find out what was wrong with me. We took Xrays and many vials of blood back in December. Due to timing, I only got the results last week and unfortunately they don’t provide any new direction. My tests came back negative for Rheumatoid arthritis again. This blood test was
When I have a bad day, I go big. Everything seems compounded and it doesn’t seem like I can do anything right. But at least the day is ending and I’m sitting here with my first meal of the day and a glass of wine. Delaying my pump until 2am. First, my car is still in the shop. I was promised it would be done