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|April 22, 2013|
Honestly, I love winter. It used to be maybe my favorite season of the year, especially before I had kids. I love snuggling up in a cozy blanket and reading a book or watching a movie, but I also love wearing sweaters and sweatshirts and jeans and socks and…well, you get the picture. It’s not that I particularly love being cold, but I find it much easier to get to a comfortable temperature in the winter by adding layers, than I do in the summer, when you can only really take off so much clothing before it gets awkward or you get arrested! [Read more…]
Wow, where has 2012 gone? It’s already August, and the summer just seems to have slipped by so quickly! School will be starting in two weeks and the kids will be gone for half the day. It’s hard to believe that they are already in first, third and fourth grades! It seems like yesterday that I was bringing each to preschool, but my first “baby” is going to turn 10 years old on the very first day of school. Yikes! [Read more…]
The first resolution that I made, drinking broth daily, is off to a pretty good start. For the last week, I have had at least one or more cups of broth most days. We had a bit of a family emergency, so I wasn’t able to keep up with the broth that was in the slow cooker. I need to get another chicken and start again. [Read more…]
I made some resolutions for the new year; of course, I’ve made resolutions for previous years, too. But, I plan on keeping my resolutions this time. I need to keep them. They are the difference of doing things the same way and getting the same results or changing things now and living healthier and happier. Like a lot of people, if I make too many drastic changes at once, I’ll get overwhelmed and go back to my old ways. I’ve heard it takes anywhere from 21 to 28 days to form a new habit, so that is what I am committing to with my resolutions. [Read more…]
As I posted previously in Eli’s birth story, Eli and I were having problems with breastfeeding. It wasn’t working out very well and I was in excruciating pain with cracked and bleeding nipples. Ouch! There were many times that I felt like giving up. I didn’t think I could handle the pain I was going through. The turning point came one night when I was breastfeeding Eli and the pain became more than I could handle. By the time he was finished eating, I was crying out in pain and continued to cry for over 45 minutes. My wonderful husband couldn’t bear to watch me go through so much pain He told me that he would like it if we could feed Eli bottles for the rest of the night until we could get to our lactation consultant meeting, which was the next night. I reluctantly agreed to feed Eli formula, since I didn’t have a breast pump. I felt like such a failure. I had successfully breastfed two other babies, but it was just not working out this time. [Read more…]
I’m catching up on posting, so there are a couple of posts for today. I actually wrote this on 8/30/11, so there is even more to add to this later.
As you all know, the last couple/few months have been fairly stressful for me. Moving while 9 months pregnant is no fun! Baby’s due date came and went and still no baby. I was again getting stressed out, because the 21st is Monster’s birthday, the 22nd is our anniversary, school started for Monster and Princess on the 22nd and my “baby” Bean was starting kindergarten on the 23rd. I really wanted to be there for his first day of K, but it didn’t happen. [Read more…]