Photo Story Friday-The Birth Story Edition

This will be an incredibly long post. I'll try to make it more interesting with pictures. Monday morning, August 5, I was pretty sure I felt my water break at work. It wasn't a giant gush, but enough for me to notice and I contacted our midwife, Melissa. Melissa told me to come to the birth center when I could, but not to rush or panic. It was … [Read more...]

Mommy & Me-Take 31

Our sweet Milkshake turned 4 weeks old this week. I made sure to get tons and tons of snuggle time with her, which often happens after she nurses. When she is milk-drunk and passes out I love to just let her sleep on me. In order to help keep her close to me I decided to use my Moby wrap. I read the instructions in the booklet and watched a … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday

The fur babies love their sister. zoE quickly showed her the best napping location. Leroy thinks he is the best babysitter. … [Read more...]

Mommy & Me-Take 29

I’ve had a little shadow when I pumped the past week. I enjoy my mommy/zoE pumping cuddles. Logan has been working really hard to get better at breast feeding (the NICU kept giving her bottles no matter what I said…did not make for a happy MommaE), and I have enjoyed all the extra cuddle time I’ve been getting. The other night me and the Hubs … [Read more...]

Wordful Wednesday

The Hubs was the most amazing birth companion for Logan’s birth. When I think of everything I wanted for her birth I am reminded of how supportive he was…even when he did not completely understand why I wanted to try to have a specific birth, he constantly said, ‘If it makes you happy, it makes me happy.’ Friday (our Milkshake’s birth day) his love … [Read more...]

Mommy & Me-Take 28

The first week with our Milkshake home has been great. We are having a few breastfeeding struggles, but I am so proud of Logan for trying so hard at every feeding. I am happy to say things seem to be getting better. Of course there has been plenty of snuggling and MommaE-Milkshake naps: Earlier in the day Logan gave me the sweetest bear hug … [Read more...]

Mommy & Me-Take 27*

*Sorry for the delay…the Milkshake household had a busy week. 41w and on our way to the biophysical ultrasound to make sure our milkshake wasn’t melting in there and just still growing. The results were great and no induction was needed or scheduled. Logan would come when she was ready. 2 days later…skin to skin with mommy! Bonding time … [Read more...]

Mommy & Me-Take 21

Me and the Hubs have decided to try to 'live it up' the next few weeks and weekends because we know once our Milkshake is here getting out (especially late at night) will not really be happening. Friday night we met our Friends Chris and Rachel at Yard House for a delicious dinner. We had a great time, but we had to stand a while waiting for a … [Read more...]