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…]
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In the next few days, I will be messing with layouts and designs for my blog. Please excuse the constant changes that will be made while I ‘play’.
Working on my blog and writing at least one new post a week is one of my New Year’s resolutions. It’s a little on the late side to finally get around to starting my “New Year’s” resolutions…um, about 24 days late! But, I have a somewhat good reason and excuse. First, I didn’t really come up with a list of resolutions by New Year’s day. Second, by the time I got around to thinking about resolutions, I became pretty sick. I went to work on January 6 feeling fine, but by mid-morning I started to get stomach cramps. [Read more…]
Oh, yes, she did! I’m so embarrassed to admit I went to the grocery store without a plan. It’s really not one of my more shining moments, that’s for sure! My normal thing is to write out a two week meal plan, make a shopping list, go shopping and stick to the list. Although I may end up with an extra item or two, it’s already been included in my budget, so I can come home either on or under what I planned on spending. That did not happen today. Not even close! [Read more…]
It seems that Acetaminophen has been linked to childhood asthma. This knowledge is a little late in coming for some people. My youngest son has had asthma since he was 18 months old, which was his first of four stays in the hospital, because of this disease. Although I would not be able to prove that I gave him Children’s Tylenol before then, I know I did. For whatever reason, be it teething or fever, it happened. [Read more…]
UPDATE 5/7/2012: I want to welcome new guests to my blog! This post is now a part of a linky party with my friend, Michaela, over at Retro Mama, Vintage Wife. This is my first time participating in one of these, so I hope I’m doing it right! 😉 I wrote this post awhile ago, but it’s even more relevant today.
We have a family movie night once a week. The kids look forward to it every week. Most of the time we either rent a movie or watch one on demand through our cable subscription; other times we go to the theater and watch a movie there. I’m sure everyone is aware at the cost of going to the movies, these days. Even if you go to the early showing, ticket prices can be $6.00 per person, and if you go after 6:00 pm, it can go up to $9.00 or more! Forget seeing a 3D movie, because you’ll spend an extra $2.75 per ticket for the privilege. Figure this price for a family of 5, and you’re spending around $50.00 just for the tickets. Of course, you can’t go to the movies and not get popcorn and something to drink, so figure in another $20.00 or more! You’re simple evening of going to the movies is costing around $70.00, and you haven’t even had dinner! [Read more…]