Breast Isn’t Always What’s Best For Mom

Breast Isn’t Always What’s Best For Mom

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In 1 week (give or take), we’ll be the parents of 2 little ones. It’s a little scary to think about.

Parents of two♡…

I’ll be honest, I’m rather nervous. Nervous about loving this one just as much as Arya, nervous about breastfeeding again since it was not a joyous time for me. Nervous about postpartum stress syndrome since I was angry at my husband all of the time. I’m not going to lie, It was hard.

When I was breastfeeding, I felt trapped, pained. You’re constantly cluster feeding tied to the couch… I simply felt alone.

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The Thing 1-in-3 Families Need

The Thing 1-in-3 Families Need
This post is sponsored by Huggies but the content and opinions are my own.

My baby shower with my family is coming up at the end of the month, and one must have essential that I always put on my registry is a variety of sizes of diapers. They’re always needed and can get pretty expensive over the years. Plus, diapers and wipes are really the only baby things we actually need since we kept all of our previous baby necessities from our firstborn.

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How to Make Potty Training Fun With Costco & Huggies Plus

Now, this isn’t an I know all things about potty training post because I am still in the process of trying to get my 2.5-year-old potty trained. She’s the size of a 4-year-old and I know the looks I get in public places when they see her in a diaper still are because she’s not wearing underwear. Little do they know, she’s big for her age. But that’s beside the point.

For about a couple months now, my daughter has been letting me know she’s pooped and/or peed and wants to be changed. She actually started sitting on the potty around the age of 2 and did pee in it once, but she hasn’t since. It could be because I kind of squealed and sat her down on her potty and maybe that frightened her, I dunno? Our real toilet is also very loud when flushed; It sounds like a jet engine, no joke.

But, How do you Make Potty Training Fun?

First, go pick up some Huggies Pull-Ups Plus from Costco.

You can save $7.00 on them right now through October 22. (if you’re still using diapers, you can save $8.50 on Huggies Plus Diapers too). I picked up the Pull-Ups Plus since they’re kind of like underwear and are easier for toddlers to slide on and off by themselves, especially if we’re not potty trained by the time our flight comes the 24th of this month. Those plane bathrooms are small enough without having to put a big toddler on the changing table, which I might add was too small when she was 7 months.

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I quit breastfeeding my 1st at 23 Months and I don’t think I’ll breastfeed the 2nd

If you want a little back story, here’s my first post on breastfeeding.

Although I was intent on making it work for as long as possible, that doesn’t mean I was thrilled or happy about it. I wanted to do what was best for baby, but this time around I think I want to do what is best for my mental health and well being and just enjoy the 2nd baby and my other child as much as possible.

I was tied to the couch pretty much 24/7 for the first 6 months either pumping or having my baby girl latched to the boob. There’s just no way possible that I am going to be able to do that with a now needy toddler running around.

I was also so angry at my husband for being able to do the things that I used to be able to do, like play video games, go out to bars for a drink or bite to eat with friends, concerts, etc. I just became permanently annoyed with him. I call it angry wife post partum. This wasn’t ALL the time, but it was frequent enough to bother me since I felt alone.

Breastfeeding is seriously one of the most stressful things I have done. Not just because I never had my boobs free, but the constant pain, the low supply issues and never getting a good nights rest. After she started eating solids steadily, it became better. I wasn’t always needing to constantly whip out the boob even though she would have prefered it. I could go to the store for an hour without having to find a place to sit down and feed her.

I know I shouldn’t have to explain my reasoning, but I know I will get “why’s?” since I breastfed my first for so long.

Those are my why’s, so please don’t judge. Yes, breast is best, but so is a happy, sane mother.

New Niece Paisley Has Made Her Appearance 

Yup, there’s a new one every couple of months! Ha

She arrived safely on October 5th and is a healthy 8lbs 1oz, which is her biggest yet.

Look at that cute little chunky face.

I was hoping she’d come out looking more like my sister since most of her kids look like their dad, but I guess our genes are not powerful enough since most of our families girls look like their dads.

I cant even remember my baby girl being that little and it was only 17 months ago.

I’ve been contemplating whether I should or shouldn’t have another kid myself. I feel like I have angry post partum. Not so towards my daughter, but my husband. I’m pretty sure it’s still steming from hormones and me not liking him going out often or playing video games while I get to sit at the house with our daughter. I feel like mostly everything has changed for me and nothing has changed for him. He’s toned down a bit since I told him I’m tired of him running off to play video games upstairs when he could be enjoying that time playing with his daughter. All I know is that if things don’t tone down more, I wont be having another baby. And he knows this.

Anyone else ever had angry post partum at their husbands?