Category: Breastfeeding

Let’s talk about (postpartum) sex, baby!

Let’s talk about (postpartum) sex {Heather's Handmade Life}

Looking back, my biggest #pregnancyfail — other than the time I stupidly microwaved hardboiled eggs and they exploded all over the kitchen — was that I didn’t think enough about how my life was going to change. It’s not that I didn’t think about…

10 lessons learned while breastfeeding

Lessons learned while breastfeeding {Heather's Handmade Life}

I breastfed my two children for a combined total of 29 months and I learned a LOT along the way — mostly that it’s really obnoxious when parents refer to everything in months instead of years. While it wound up being the right decision…

Beating my "personal best" for breastfeeding

It appears that I haven’t written too much about breastfeeding the second time around, doesn’t it? I don’t really talk about it much these days, early, simply because breastfeeding slowly stops being your entire world, and you almost forget it’s a thing. It’s just mindless….

Quick and easy Weight Watchers dessert

You know what happens when you’re either pregnant or breastfeeding for, like, over three years and counting? You kind of forget things … like what it means to have raging PMS, and want to eat all of the chocolate (and giant gummy bears) in…

Breastfeeding the second time around

Just when you think you’re a breastfeeding expert? You, uh, might be totally freaking ABSOLUTELY wrong. As you may or may not know, I breastfed our son, D, for 13 months. One year had been my goal, and when I reached it, I used…

When you’re pregnant and SICK

I was sick this past Sunday/Monday.I was also 30 weeks pregnant.Those two things are NOT a good combination. When you’re pregnant, you can’t take medication (except wussy Tylenol). When you’re breastfeeding, you can’t really take anything, either (except wussy Tylenol). Since I did the…

The wild surprisingly uneventful ride of weaning after more than a year of breastfeeding

Sometimes it’s hard to believe I’m completely done with breastfeeding. Some people might read that and say, “Woah, what are you talking about? It was definitely time!” But those of you who have breastfed a baby — or are currently doing so — understand…

You CAN go home again

Where the heck did the last two weeks go? Just over two weeks ago, our condo sale become official. Sorry for abandoning you guys as soon as I spilled the news! I got caught up in a crazy flurry of packing and organizing and…

The end of breastfeeding

I made it to the year mark! Golden Boobies, hollllllla! Of course, now that I have been breastfeeding for more than a full year (wow), I am definitely on board with weaning. Not to be judgey, because it’s a personal decision for everyone, but…

Moooooooo

I am drying up. Yes, it’s finally happening. The weaning. After almost one YEAR of breastfeeding (I’ll just hold for applause now, because damnit, I’ve earned it), my boobs are almost done being milkbags and will go back to just being funbags. I’m still…

W is for weaning

You guys know I’ve been pretty slack on the whole “weaning” thing.  Partially because it’s hard to refuse your Baby something nutritious and comforting that they love and have known their entire life. Partially because I’m afraid I will trade my wicked-awesome boobs for…

When you’re lazy about weaning …

So … the formula fight? Yeah, it continues … The good news is that Baby Boy is drinking it a little … sometimes. Not that I can blame him, of course, because it’s disgusting. I try to remember to give him some every few…