I knew I wanted to breastfeed my little boy the minute I started doing research on pregnancy (which was pretty dang soon after I found out I was pregnant, and before I knew he was a boy!!) I didn't really talk to my family about it or anything. My husband and I had decided that was what we were going to do. It was, after all, what is best for him.
When Jacob was born and they put him in my arms for me to see his chubby little face, he latched on like a pro! I thought, oh this…Continue
Last night, I experienced something I have not experienced in a very long time. Since my daughter was born and really even before that, I was in a world of eating quickly so I couldn't taste it, busy with so many things that the food was cold by the time I got to it, 10 minute showers with half shaven legs, constant interruptions during the night, forgetting this and that and getting absolutely nothing done even though I spend all day running around like a chicken with its head cut…Continue
Victoria's Secret model Miranda Kerr is baring her body in a whole new way. She and her husband, actor Orlando Bloom, recently released the first…Continue
My little girl is only 22 months old. She hangs out in the bathroom with me when I need to go, and tries to catch a glimpse of what is going on when I sit on the Big Potty. She often tells me when she has a dirty diaper..."Eww, Mommy!" she squeaks. When I ask if she is wet, she will either nod her head "Yes" or shake her head "No." She is working hard to try and pull her pants up and down when she needs to for me... the main reason she has trouble is because we usually use cloth diapers…Continue
I want to start this blog out by saying that my husband and I have a fantastic relationship. He helps out around the house, he listens to me (as much as a man is able to listen, ha). I'm not writing this to complain about him, so no criticisms are needed.
Chris and I are at too different points of the same line right now. I am home all day every day with our 5 month old (and 2 1/2 year old stepson when he's here). We moved to a new town a year and a half ago and I don't know…Continue
So, in light of the recent group called "Get Your Sexy Back" that I joined, I want to take this time while my precious baby girl is napping to appreciate myself. It may sound vain but hey, I clean, cook, shop, bathe, change, entertain all day long, I deserve some me time!
1. Bethany, you have fantastic eyes. Has anyone ever told you that? Yes! They have! I get that all the time, I LOVE my big blue eyes! (Not to mention your lovely daughter who inherited them)
Okay, so I know that sounds cocky,but my husband rocks! Here's why:
it occurred to me today that my lack of supply is not of my own doing. tommy has started nursing less and pacifying more overnight, and as for nursing, he does not do it as often or for as long. whaaaaaaaaaaaatttt??? how could i have missed this? DENIAL!! i pumped ten oz where i normally pumped 20 oz in the same time span. i hate this. tommmmmmyyyyyyyyyyyy. what are you doing to your mommy?? i don't want to stop. this isn't fair!! do you know how much pumping sucks and i did it all this time…Continue
My daughter has always been a champ sleeper. If/when she wakes up during the night she'll either fall back asleep on her own or just needs her paci or a quick snuggle. If she doesn't get her average morning nap, long afternoon nap and evening cat nap, she's a total grouch!
She has always been a creature of routine. When it's bed time/nap time, I lay her on the couch, make sure her diaper is clean, lotion her up (at night) put a blanket over her and play a few quick rounds of…Continue
Added by Bethany Ann, Star Mom on January 11, 2011 at 11:04am — No Comments
I originally put this in the "Forum" under pregnancy but felt it was hidden and may be missed. I wanted to bring more awareness to this story and cause.…Continue
on the one hand, i lose hours a week from my paycheck by pumping. i don't get to enjoy my breaks because i have to eat on my feet and run usually with the last two bites in my hand to get back to work. my bosses make it clear that pumping is well past the cute stage. i end up covered in dirt and have to battle to get it off of me and keep it out of the bottles and shields. and i absolutely have to shower before i can nurse tommy once we're home. i constantly forget to take the milk with me…Continue
Lol. That title just cracks me up. But anyway, some recent coments on my She Chooses Granny Over me
blog got me thinking....It's such a huge difference between young mothers and older ones. This isn't meant to say these are the opinions of the people who commented there or that the comments I felt were negative came from older moms. It just merely set my…
My sweet little girl has been doing a lot of talking lately. No surprise there, she'll be turning 2 in March and I would be concerned if she wasn't saying much. Among all of the new objects and ideas she can now talk about (from dawn until after dusk with hardly a breath taken!) she is starting to pick up on the concept of names. While I am snuggling her baby brother on my lap, I might ask her, "What is Bubba's name? Can you say Kolton? She'll give me a big grin and repeat back to me…Continue
I know I am completely screwed on my next child, because so far my daughter Nevaeh has been nothing but smooth sailing!!
I knew I was pregnant, I didn't have any symptoms, just a gut feeling. Took the test and yep! There it was! I went to the doctor and I was so newly pregnant that they barely found evidence of her! I was 4 weeks.
No morning sickness, no strange cravings. I wanted A1 sauce, eggs, dairy, A1 SAUCE. I craved healthy foods thank God, no junk! I was very turned off…Continue
New year, new me? Nope, same ol’ me with a little fine tuning. I never make any resolutions at the start of the year because I know as soon as I say it I break it. I did decide though that this
year I will embrace change. I will meet it head on. The only constant IS
change. Whether I’m ready or not, life is changing…
Added by Melissa on January 3, 2011 at 11:50am — No Comments
this past year was truly a roller coaster ride. the ups and downs were relentless. i saw the best and worst of the universe, friends and family, complete strangers and myself. my dad and his best friend bounced back and forth from hospitalization to hospitalization. my brother fell deeper into addiction. two run-ins with the law. i fell into a severe depression, unsure if i should even continue with a pregnancy i couldn't even begin to be happy about. i was pregnant during one of the worst…Continue
Well, I finally made the trip to the grocery store! I got 1/2 cup storage containers (I want to make more than enough at once so I can freeze some), a small but handy blender, and 3 cans of no-salt green beans. I've had Vae on rice cereal for about 2 weeks, at night I'll start her with 3 oz formula to stave her hunger, then go in with 10 spoonfuls of cereal followed by 2-3 more oz formula. She is loving it! She does this face everytime I put the spoon in her mouth, like she's really…Continue