Breast Wasn’t Best For Us

I wanted to breastfeed. I really, truly did. I was so committed to the decision to breastfeed, that I made nipple balm, bought a manual breast pump (so Allyn could bond with pumpkin) with storage bags, and added several nursing bras, some nursing shirts, two nursing covers, a nursing gown, and a new, light robe. […]

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Homemade Breast and Belly Balm

For a natural, and affordable, option for sore nipples or itchy belly. All ingredients are safe for both mother and baby. Breast and Belly Balm: In a cleaned and sanitized mason jar: Pour coconut oil to 1/3 of the jar. Coconut oil has a low melting point, and while solid in the jar, will melt […]

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Homemade Heartburn Relief

Heartburn and acid reflux is a very normal part of pregnancy. Almost every woman experiences heartburn at the very end of their pregnancy, although some women experience longer and stronger than others. The hormone Relaxin, which increases in production during pregnancy up to ten times, is responsible for softening and lengthening the cervix, as well […]

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Weird Day

Today was not a great day, but it was okay. This morning, Allyn and I went to my 28 week appointment. Allyn tries to make it to every appointment, but it doesn’t always work out. However, this morning, everything was working out marvelously. It even snowed last night! Allyn hates snow, but I absolutely love […]

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Marriage is Weird

Greetings my dears! Let’s talk about marriage. As an institution and a life path, marriage is wonderful. Marriage, in it’s purest form, is the columniation of love and support, and is the shout-it-from-the-rooftops loud declaration to the government, and to the world, that you have decided that THIS one person is THE person you’re going to stick with […]

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Dear Weird Child,

Dad and I don’t know much about you yet, but we know that you will be weird.