Hot Mess Mornings

I’m a hot mess in the mornings trying to leave the house- even without kids. Back at peer counseling tomorrow and I’m one of those people who has to pack their (pump) bag before bed because they always oversleep and always forget something if they don’t. Snacks. “Good” Pens. Chapstick. APNO. Name tag. All theContinue reading “Hot Mess Mornings”

Thankful for Midwives

I just have to brag about the midwives. I remember right after we got pregnant with EJ I told Mary I wanted to switch from Wilmington Health to the midwives. She was slightly worried about it being too “crunchy”. I assured here these were qualified professionals. “Like nurse practitioners for baby catching…” People seem toContinue reading “Thankful for Midwives”

Today is brought to you by the letter M.

For magnificent midwives, Motrin, malaise, milkshakes and mastitis. B cluster nursed from 8-3 last night. Then passed out. He slept 4 hours. He’s never gone that long. Left side rock hard and painful spot when I woke up- probably a clogged duct. No worries I thought. I know what to do. How to deal withContinue reading “Today is brought to you by the letter M.”

Taking Control of My Own Body Through Antenatal Milk Expression

Full disclosure: I am not an LC or a healthcare provider. I discussed this decision with my medical prenatal care team, and they were supportive. This is not typical output for AME (antenatal milk expression). My breasts had very little “downtime” between a pregnancy I lost, a toddler weaning, and then getting pregnant again withContinue reading “Taking Control of My Own Body Through Antenatal Milk Expression”