That’s the minimum amount of ounces I’ve pumped for my son since he was born. I would have an exact number, except my phone shit the bed a few weeks ago and Apple had to wipe it clean. If I had been on my game, I would’ve posted an entry on my exclusive pumping journey… Continue reading 16,283 Ounces—Give or Take a Few Hundred
I’ve got another post up on the Rainbows & Unicorns blog! I hope you guys like it… Parenting after loss and/or infertility isn’t a constant. It’s an amorphous state of being—impossible to define, endlessly changing, constantly blindsiding you. I’ve had to come to terms with the idea that maybe what didn’t trigger me before, might… Continue reading Rainbows & Unicorns: Flip of a Switch
For a sort of prequel to this post, please pop on over to the not-so-NEW-anymore COLLABORATIVE BLOG. I suggest reading that post first! [Side note: there are also a handful of other breastfeeding stories ranging from cultural differences to switching to formula to inducing lactation to the struggles of maintaining a supply as a working mom…a series that we, the… Continue reading The Pumping Diaries, Vol. 1
Hey, so…remember when I said I was going to do Weight Watchers? Yeah…that’s not happening anymore. Now don’t all freak out at once! The weight loss challenge is very much on. Weight Watchers, though it has worked for me in the past, is just not what I need right now. The week started out horribly.… Continue reading That One Time I Had a Meltdown About Postpartum Weight Loss
When I was two months postpartum, I rejoined Weight Watchers. I had promised myself I would give it eight weeks—to recover, to feel good mentally, to settle into a routine. And then I would start slow, get back at it, start tracking my food, eventually start tracking my weight… …that was a bad, bad idea.… Continue reading Getting Back on the Horse
*taps microphone* Um…hello? Is this thing on? …HELLO AGAIN! 🙂 So I had a baby, and dropped off the face of the earth. It happened. I’m sorry. Really, truly, I am. It was unintentional…at first. Those first few weeks postpartum…whew, they were a doozy. I’ll get into that later. (I’ll happily report now, though, that I… Continue reading Returning From an Unintentional, Then Intentional, Blogging Hiatus
Okay…38 weeks pregnant today. The last week flew by. Lots to catch y’all up on (if you only follow the blog and not any other form of social media), so let’s get started.