What it’s really like to breastfeed after 2.5 years

Being that World Breastfeeding Week (Aug 1-7) is nearly finished and I’ve yet to post about the topic I thought it would be fitting to post an update on our breastfeeding journey. [typography size=”18″ size_format=”px”]I forgot to wean him at 1.  I forgot again at 2.  With 3 months until his third birthday it is […]

Weaning or Potty Training? Which would come first?

[typography font=”Cantarell” size=”22″ size_format=”px”]The question posed by a family member “when will you be done nursing?” was shortly followed by “when is he going to be out of diapers?” [/typography] and I didn’t have answers to either one of those questions.  With my first son the weaning came first because I was pregnant again and […]

Oops! I forgot to wean my 2 year old.

Everett’s 2nd birthday came and went and our nursing relationship has remained the same.  He is still nursing and I am still letting him.  To be honest I didn’t have plans to wean him at any certain age but it was my goal to make it to 2 with him.  I wouldn’t have kept him […]

{Mostly} Wordless Wednesday: Breastfeeding Bliss

I’ve been learning how to shoot in Manual Mode on my Nikon D80 for the past 2 weeks in earnest (inspired by Jill from Baby Rabies). After shooting a few photos of my guy I laid the camera down on the bed and he signed for milk. I crawled in bed with him and cuddled […]

What my overdue baby taught me about my induction

Because everyone I know online is pregnant I have been hearing a lot about their labors.  Some were hospital births, some were at home, and many were even VBACs.  Luckily, most of my friends are pretty informed about pregnancy, labor, and delivery.  This meant that most of them waited for the baby to come when […]

Merry Xmas from DDL!

I hope everyone out there had a wonderful holiday with their family and friends.  Because we are having such a great time visiting family (and my 9 week old won’t let me put him down long enough to type out an entry) things have been sparse here and will continue to be so until I […]

How to end Co-sleeping. Advice Needed!!!

I have decided that my son needs to sleep in his own bed, all night.  Not because I don’t love sleeping with him, because I do.  I love snuggling all night and waking up next to him saying a random word every morning like “uh oh” or the standard screaming of “mama, Daaadeeee!”  I need […]

“Sorry, Honey. I can’t have sex tonight because I am lactating.”

This article was recently brought to my attention, however it appears that it is 4 years old.  Since the first publishing Rabbi Shmuley has since apologized.  I address that at the end of my response.  No matter how old the article is it is still alive and kicking on the internet and doing damage to […]

The Sadness and Joy of Weaning

While pregnant with my son Fletcher, I had a dream.  In this dream I was in my glider rocking my newborn baby boy.  He was in my arms, beautiful, wrinkly, sweet, and perfect in every way.  And, I was nursing him.  It was the most wonderful dream…. we seemed so happy and breastfeeding was natural […]

A Look Back: A Year of Babywearing

There isn’t much more to share about my babywearing experience that I didn’t already divulge during All About Babywearing Month.  I didn’t start from day one but I wish I had.  Babywearing is such an intimidating thing at first.  I wish everyone could attend a babywearing class to help them learn how to use their […]