I’m so excited to annouce that I had the privilege of taking over the Mad About Style blog yesterday to share some of my favourite Spring transition pieces right now from Mad! You can head on over to their site to check it out or you can read below, as I wanted to share some of my favourites on my blog as well! Continue reading
Just before Christmas I had the privilege of having Belin of Belin Rodikli Photography in our home to capture some shots of our recently expanded family of four. She was so sweet and kind as she worked with us and our little ones. Her passion towards photography really came out as she spent hours with us making sure she captured all the perfect images of our family! This was not only our first Christmas with Everton but it was also the first Christmas that I could really involve Emsley in the holiday festivities. Continue reading
Our little bub hit the three month mark last week. I am not going to begin to apologize for being late on posting this because being late is my new reality and I’m okay with that! What I am not okay with Continue reading
Hellooooo 2018! These past couple weeks have brought back the normalcy of life again as we fall back into our more typical routines around here. Although there’s some disappointment that the Christmas season is done (mostly because I miss the decor!), there’s also a sense of calm that comes with the holidays being over. Continue reading
One of my biggest regrets during my first year as a mom with Miss Lace was not pumping enough milk in the beginning few months of her life. I didn’t have the best breastfeeding experience with her initially (see The Truth About Breastfeeding Part One and Part Two) so it definitely impacted my decision on how much I wanted to breastfeed and pump when I first started out. Since I had never breastfed before, I didn’t realize that once your body learns your baby’s needs and regulates your milk supply, you will no longer produce excess milk. During my experience with Miss Lace, my supply drastically decreased when she was about four-five months old. I was no longer able to pump off any extra milk to store for the times I wanted to pass the task off to someone else, or sneak out sans baby. Even when I skipped a feed during that time by using the little milk I did have stored up, I was no longer able to replenish it by pumping that same amount. This was both discouraging and frustrating.
This time around with baby brother, I knew I needed to be more proactive and pump extra at the beginning of my breastfeeding experience so I could have a decent supply stored up for the times I needed to pass the duty off to someone else, go out solo with Miss Lace or just take a break by escaping for awhile on my own (if I ever find the time to actually do this!). Since his birth, I have been pumping an extra feed each night after I put him down for bed. I plan to continue to do this for at least another month or so until I build up what I think is a large enough freezer supply.
A few months ago when our tiny bub was only a week old we had the pleasure of having Austin of Austin Kyle Photography come to our home and snap some pictures of Everton and our little family. We LOVED the work she did for us with our maternity photos and had to have her again for our newborn photos!
It feels like I just wrote Everton’s one month update, and in some ways I did because I was a little late last month on posting it. I figured if I didn’t get this one done pretty much on time I wouldn’t get it done at all since Christmas is almost upon us and life will be hectic with all the festivities!