If you’ve been following my parenting journey then you know it was a nightmare of a struggle to breastfeed. The process of breastfeeding was VERY overwhelming and exhausting for me. There were so many times when I got completely flustered and felt like it was too much work. I reached out to lactation consultants and asked them for help. Using their tips and advice, I was able to figure out the easiest way to breastfeed without feeling overwhelmed. Here’s the Lazy Bitch’s Guide to Breastfeeding:
I hate teething. It is SERIOUSLY the worse. I joke that teething is nature’s birth control. It’s awful for the baby (they are in such pain and completely confused about what’s happening), it’s awful for you (you can’t get them to stop screaming), and it’s awful for anything located within 4″ of the baby (everything will end up in their mouth and gnawed on). But you know one thing that doesn’t have to be awful when it comes to teething? The tools you use to help sooth it. From teething necklaces to teething toys, I’ve found 12 totally cool and unique teething necklaces and toys for you and your baby to enjoy.
Now that my baby boy is here, I’m back on the breastfeeding wagon. I nursed Melanie for two and a half years and wore nursing bras the entire time. And, even when I’m not nursing, I have big boobs. Like, “who did your plastic surgery” (Answer: GOD) big boobs. That makes finding nursing bras in my pricepoint even more of a challenge.At this point, I’m kind of an expert at finding great nursing bras at an affordable price. I love the wonderful, frilly, lacy ones SO MUCH but they definitely tend to be out of my price range so I’m always on the look out for ones that are practical (but still pretty) and work within my budget. So, I’ve decided to help y’all out and round up the best affordable nursing bras for breastfeeding moms with big boobs:
In a few days, I’ll be in the third trimester of my second pregnancy. Like my first time around, I’ve straight up gained a ton of weight (in my defense, I was already 50 pounds overweight to start so my total weight gained is actually a lot less than before). However, unlike last time, I’ve worked out much more consistently during my pregnancy. I average a little over an hour 4-5x a week. Sure, I could be doing better but I’m pretty happy with what I’ve accomplished so far (especially considering that I work out at home, with a toddler, and run my own company). I am especially happy with how well I’m doing working out at home with limited space and equipment. I’ve had several readers ask me about what I’m doing/using so I thought I take a moment and share my favorite at-home pregnancy workouts and equipment:
When I was pregnant and trying to plan for our first baby, it seemed like there were a MILLION must have baby lists out there. I pinned and read each and every one and… then ignored about 99% of them. Not to be all Occupy Baby but those 99% seemed to be lists made for rich people or crazy people. Seriously, $55 moccasins ARE NOT a baby must have item. Neither is a baby wipes warmer. Read on for some real suggestions of newborn baby registry for the practical or poor.
Let me let y’all in on a secret. Breastfeeding is boring. Like, BORING. Watching paint dry might be more exciting. Listening to a member of the Tea Party is more interesting. Seriously, B to the O to the R-ING. Boring….
Remember when I answered a bunch of your questions, concerns, and comments regarding my pregnancy/baby? Well, I’ve gotten more – so I’m back and doing it again! OMG! YOU’RE SO HUGE! Yes, I KNOW. I’m very, very fat. Thank you…