I tried the ATKINS diet...once ...for one and a half days ... then I raced to the nearest Mexican restaurant and shoved my face with tortilla chips and bean dip. I also tried the juice cleanse for two days... and subsequently ate an entire pizza on day three. Clearly I have a lack of will [...]
Fussy baby. Sleep tips for first year.
The National Sleep Foundation says adults need 7-9 hours per night of sleep. That number sounds like a luxury now that there's an infant in the house. Gone are the days of sleeping my beloved 8-10 hour stretches of undisturbed princess slumber. Yes, I was aware beforehand that babies didn't let parents sleep very much... [...]
"Breast is best" Follow my blog with Bloglovin I've heard the saying "breast is best" before, but the full implication of it never quite got to me. That is, until I had a baby. Yes, it's obvious that mother's milk is what a baby should (ideally) be feeding on. After all, that is the purpose [...]
When is little dude/little miss hungry? Fussing or breathing fast Rooting on your chest Suckling mouth motions (hands in mouth, smacking lips, etc.) Crying is a late sign of hunger (calm little before feeding) How often should little be eating? The first 2-4 weeks little will be eating 8-12 times within 24 hours. Shoot for [...]
By day three of week one, my husband, our mom's and I all agreed that I needed to see a lactation specialist. My milk wasn't in yet and baby wasn't sleeping. I felt like a horrible mother... I also wasn't told to just sub formula until my milk comes in. Such a simple concept and [...]
Week one... ohh how I loathe thee! I had NO IDEA week one would be SO HARD both on the body and the mind. Not only did we have a newborn to care for but my body was still in full recovery mode from my c section. I had a yellow pad with a check [...]