There are so many incredible benefits to breastfeeding. Most importantly, it provides your baby with the ultimate nourishment. But it’s hard – especially at the beginning.
You’re about to meet your baby! Congratulations! But before you do, you have to get through the hard part: labor and delivery. Here are ten tips that either helped me, or I wish I had known when I had my little one.
About to have a baby, but don’t really know what to expect? Here’s the downright truth so you can go into it with realistic expectations and advice for a more pleasurable experience.
In April 2014, Stan and I welcomed our daughter, Madeline. She was 8.6 pounds of pure perfection. I went into labor on my due date… One of the only times I have ever been on time in my life… And 24 grueling, painful, exhausting hours later, our Maddie was born. So, how do you know… Continue reading Ouch! Was That A Contraction? A first time mom’s experience with labor
We made it to the one year mark with our daughter, Madeline! Yay! It feels like a true accomplishment. The first year is tough. Becoming a mother is the most amazing, incredible, fulfilling honor of my life. But, again, it’s tough. I had no idea how easy I had it before becoming a mom. Want… Continue reading My First Year As A New Mom
Here it goes! I’m both excited and nervous to begin this journey of blogging. Things happen throughout the day that make me think That would be a great blog post, but I have always managed to talk myself out of it. Who would want to read what I have to say? I’m not a childcare… Continue reading A New Beginning