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I’m Mama Enough Are YOU???

SO I know I may be a little behind the ball on this article being as TIME released this cover back in May, but lets face it folks I had some more important things going on 🙂 Anyways this Cover in conjunction with the campaign of the fair-child mom2mom support group about breastfeeding awareness all just came under my radar and have me more than a little interested! I’m blessed to live in an area that most people keep to themselves and most likely aren’t going to take you on about feeding your kid in public, that being stated its still hard, because you don’t want to offend any narrow minded people, but you also want to do what’s best for your child while living a life of your own! I am a practicing supporter of Attachment Parenting.. I can’t say that I sat down one day and made a conscious decision to parent this way, it just sort of happened.. I know that this is most likely going to be my one and only child and I want to enjoy every minute of his life.. I started off from day one thinking that I want to hold my son close and cuddle him as much as I can because in a blink of an eye he’ll be grown and these years will just be memories captured in pictures.. as time went on I learned to listen to my son.. I learned that he slept through the night when I slept next to him.. that he didn’t cry and slept peacefully while I worked when I wore him instead of pushing away in a stroller… and the breastfeeding was a given before I even started.. I was breastfed till I was two and my mom is one of my best friends I know she will always be there to love and support me and I have never doubted that! I’m hoping that my relationship with my son can be as close! I also cloth diaper, which at times is a little harder (when you’re on your third outfit together because he just keeps peeing trough everything), but it also makes diapering fun! I make my son’s diapers using fun colorful fabric, old T-shirts, and other fun things.. and I smile and enjoy picking out what diaper he’s going to wear next.. it brings some fun and color to a poopy mess 🙂 all these little things are things that I think benefit both myself and my son! So I have a goal for myself and I challenge other Mama’s like me to do this too.. Let’s show our Sons and Daughters that they are more important to us then the way society views us! and the next time they’re hungry and we’re out living our lives lets feed them then and there! and not go off to sit in the car or bathroom or any other place that’s out of ‘their’ way, lets love our kids enough to feed them in public!

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The Adventures of Breastfeeding… if you’ve ever had the joy of going to dinner with a growing set of wet eyes on your dress, if more people have seen your breast now then any spring break wet t-shirt contests, and if you dread the day your child gets teeth.. you will appreciate our adventures! I’m a huge advocate for breastfeeding! I was breastfed until I was two years old and have every intention of continuing that tradition… especially after not being able to have a natural birth this was my last great stand! Thankfully I’m stubborn because breastfeeding is not easy and anyone who tells you it is, they’re LYING to you! Its hard, but most defiantly worth it! Baby boy with his arms around your breast blocking so you can’t detach him his priceless! Not to mention that you have a great excuse to cuddle your baby and bond with him in  a way no one else can, its great!

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There are what 50,000 differant bottles out there… hows a Mama to choose??? Right now we are using ‘thinkbaby’ bottles and they seem to be working well… If you are a breastfeeding mama like myself you’re probably aprehensive about giving you little one a bottle… Si’s had three of them and I’m still apprehensive! I don’t know if its the right thing to do or not… all I know is he’s had bottles and so far has no problem still wanting to be breastfed… we gave him his first one after he was a month old, his next one at seven weeks and he just finished one 20 mins ago… In my mind this falls under my thought that if it helps me be able to breastfeed him longer then its worth it! I love breast feeding, but sometimes you just can’t or you need a break and I don’t think that there’s anything wrong with that, now I do make sure that if I don’t feed him I pump that way I still produce plus it replenishes my supply… I’m lucky though I produce a lot of milk, I started leaking colostrum around six months pregnant and I’ve had no problem producing, though I do have to use a plastic nipple sheild from because my nipples don’t stick out enough but it works and I think it helps with the whole bottle thing cause he’s getting plastic either way…?

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Give Me Some Sugar…

I’m hypoglycemic (basically the opposite of diabetic with alot of the same problems) and no matter how hard I try to keep my sugar levels right every once in awhile it all goes haywire… I had this happen this weekend.. between trying to plan a six year old birthday party and take care of my baby boy, two weddings, helping with Bountiful Baskets and one walk downtown all in the span of twenty four hours made for a drop in my levels that could be equaled to a diabetic coma (not fun) one of the worst parts was that I couldn’t take care of my baby, he was hungry but I couldn’t feed him.. when I feed him it take sugars and the such from my body and at the time I had nothing left to give… Thankfully I pump and freeze my milk so we could feed him… I had originally pumped in order to go out on a date with my man (and have a glass of wine) but turned out the little man only drank one so I had a bunch more left thankfully! I share this because I’m sure many other moms are like me and don’t think to pump unless we are going to go out and they’re staying with Nana or for some to help bring in they’re milk.. but there’s another reason to pump some every once in awhile and throw it in the freezer, you never know whats going to happen… Food Poisoning (what Nana thought I had), Low Sugar ( what I did have) or any other aliment that may take you and the boobies out of work, its comforting to know that daddy can feed him the good stuff when you can’t…

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