Sasha’s Favorite Things

Sasha’s Favorite Things Sasha is growing up so quickly. Since her development right now, her favorite things change month to month. I am introducing new toys and activities to her almost weekly since she is constantly developing her senses and motor skills. Three Months Old – Favorite Things Sasha’s personality has really started to come through in the past month.…
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Why I Switched to Exclusively Pumping

Why I Switched to Exclusively Pumping and All of the Questions I Had Exclusively pumping was not my plan for how I would feed my children. Before I became pregnant, I had no opinion whatsoever about breastfeeding. In fact, I never thought about it much, other than when I saw women breastfeeding in public. After I saw that little plus…
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I Tried Out the Elvie Handsfree Breast Pump

I Tried Out the Elvie About 6.5 weeks into my breastfeeding journey, Sasha started crying and spitting out my breast during her middle-of-the-day feeds. I panicked and wondered why this was happening, but I didn’t go to a lactation consultant. Looking back, that would have been a great idea. Since I knew she was successfully taking a bottle, I knew…
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My Birth Story – Delivery at 40 Weeks and 1 Day

My Birth Story Induction on My Due Date My birth story starts at 36 weeks when my cervix was checked for dilation. I was 1 cm dilated at 36 weeks, again at 39 weeks, and finally at 40 weeks. At my 39 weeks, my midwife jokingly asked me the question, “Why are you still pregnant?” I laughed and asked her…
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Pumping Questions I Had as a First Time Mom

Pumping Questions I Had as a First Time Mom While I didn’t have any preconceptions about breastfeeding and how I’d feel about it, I figured if I got it all to work, or even if I didn’t, I could try pumping. I thought pumping would be a breeze and would be pain-free and simple. I had so many pumping questions.…
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