Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Breastfeeding anytime, anywhere....

As Marie's 1st birthday has come and gone, weaning seems to come up in conversation and in my mind. Ruth nursed till about 14 months or so. A month later we found out we were expecting Marie. Some say the milk changes taste. I was ready to continue nursing while pregnant, but she led the weaning and I was left wimpering at the time we got to spend so close together.

So now here we are again, Marie is 1. We want to start planning for baby 3 (this may seem crazy to some, but we are so excited to have more children. Ruth and Marie are 22 months apart and it is working very well for us. Every family is different) Anyways we have introduced whole milk, mostly because Marie always wants what Ruth has. I was doing some reading up on the subject, just breastfeeding in general and I came across something I found very fun to read.

ALERT: it was fun to read because a) I am a mom b) I love breastfeeding c) I breastfeed anywhere I need to and d) I love reading stuff about women who breastfeed. So if you are say a man with no children and a fear of breast, this might not be all that "fun" to read.

50 Reasons for Breastfeeding Anywhere. Anytime.

I like number 38 - I hope the women in my life are more likely to try breastfeeding because of years of observing me.

Number 41 - My girls are growing up knowing boobies are for feeding babies. I love to watch R imitate this with her dolls.

And my favorite of the 50 reasons...
46. Because an awful lot of women show more breast when they are not breastfeeding than breastfeeding mothers show when they are breastfeeding.

Happy Breastfeeding Mommies!

Ladybug Party

So the fall is full of birthdays for us. M's is at the end of August and T's is at the beginning of September. And them R's is just a few weeks later in October. So we kicked the birthday season off with a Ladybug party. Here are some pictures of the day.

First let me just say the Birthday Girl looked like this about half way through the party. She's 1, I think this is common....

Ok but she was awake for some of the party.

I spent some time on decorations to help with the Ladybug theme, but not much. She's one and I wasn't going to go all out. The biggest time spended, making cake balls. Which sounds really easy, but it's not. I think they are suppose to look a bit cleaner and smoother. Oh well. It was my first try.

The birthday girl took a power nap and woke up to do cake and presents. You can tell she still looks so tired in these pictures. Both girls needed naps that day, and neither one got it. R pretty much cried about everything for the first hour. And then decided it was fun to get to open our sister's presents.
And here's one of R and A playing in the yard. So much fun.

So now we start planning for someone's 3rd birthday, and there has been a request for rainbows....

Oh and this man had a birthday last week too. We love him, he had a cake and we sang him happy birthday. He is a great daddy and husband, who thinks he is getting old. You are hun, that is what happens.