What To Consider Before Switching To Formula

Friday, May 12, 2017

When Liam was four months, I transitioned from exclusively pumping to feeding him formula. My body wasn't producing enough milk once I returned back to work. I made a couple of attempts to get my supply back up, but I opted to use formula because I felt it was time.

I will say that transitioning into formula had a bit of its challenges. We didn't swap Liam into formula cold turkey. We would give it to him periodically while I still had some breast milk to spare. A lot of what we experienced, I wished I knew prior. Here are some things to consider before swapping to formula.

What's For Dinner?

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

For this meal, I will admit...I cheated a little with the sodium intake.This dinner was one of those meals where I explored our fridge and pantry, and cooked whatever was viable to make a meal.

Pan Seared Salmon w/Shaved Carrots and Steamed Broccoli

How To Cope With Postpartum Shedding

Monday, April 24, 2017

I remember a few months after my closest friend gave birth to her daughter, she made note that the lavish hair she had grown during her pregnancy was now thinning and shedding nonstop. I asked if she were stressed or recently changed up her hair care routine. She simply responded, "Nope! It's just postpartum shedding."

What's For Dinner??

Saturday, April 15, 2017

I'm one month into my low sodium diet, and proud of my progress. I have been loving the foods that I have prepared throughout this month. So happy I found an alternative route to eat my favorite meal, Shrimp Alfredo.

Shrimp Alfredo w/Spaghetti Squash and Broccoli

Five Months-What's New?

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The little one is now five months, and he is doing so much more. It's amazing how much has changed within just a few weeks.

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Tips To Effectively Meal Prep

Thursday, March 30, 2017

If you have never tried meal preparation, you are missing out. I am officially three weeks into my low sodium diet, and meal prep has really been getting me through.

For those that are unaware, meal prep is basically when you prepare an amount of food to last for an extended period of time or to simply save time for when you are ready to cook. It is ideal for those that choose to proportion their meals, diet, or just simply to avoid having to commit to cooking a meal each night.

Hold The Salt, Please?

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Today makes a week since I've begun my low sodium diet. My plans were not to remove sodium completely from my life, but minimize my intake, and keep track of my progress.

I've been checking my pressure throughout the week with my home pressure reading as well as any pressure machines in local pharmacies. I've been seeing improvements already.
124/83 82 BPM

Four Months Already-How Are Things?

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Can you believe the little one is already four months?

I decided to give an update on how things have been going for us since I haven't had much time to update the blog; needless to say, the little one keeps me busy.

But, time has definitely flown by. It's been four months of happiness and joy. Four months of exhaustion and frustration. Four months of pure bliss of being parents.

Liam has gotten so big and he's learning how to do so much already. I totally get why everyone has stressed cherishing these moments because it does indeed pass you by. 

My Top 10 Products For Baby

Monday, February 20, 2017

UPDATE: This blog post has been updated on 5/15/2017.

When I first found out that I was pregnant, I immediately began to think through what all we would need to prepare for our little one. Truthfully, I was feeling a tad overwhelmed that we wouldn't have everything or that I had forgotten something.

As a first time mom, I didn't  know exactly what I needed until it was needed. My husband and I spent a lot of time running back and forth to the store as we figured out what was necessary for Liam. Here are my top ten (in no particular order) must haves as a mom that came in handy:

I remember walking down the aisles of Babies R Us, seeing this and thinking "we don't need that." But I am so glad we got it. This swing has come in handy several times. There were days where I needed to cook dinner and do laundry, and the swing kept the little one entertained and soothed. What I like about this swing is that it comes with different swing settings for speed and white noise as well.

Is Exclusive Pumping For You?

Friday, December 16, 2016

Ever since Liam’s pediatrician gave us the thumbs up to start incorporating bottles into his routine, my husband and I have been all over it.

We were glad to finally hear that he could start taking the bottle. This meant my husband could help pick up the load with late night feedings. Although I enjoyed the bond from nursing my son, it was exhausting being the sole provider of his meals every two hours. Not to mention, Liam still didn’t perfect latching to my breast very well. I couldn't tell if he was getting enough milk. He was losing weight. I felt I was starving him.

I felt adding a bottle to the routine would help alleviate some of the stress we were experiencing. But as I began to research the best way to transition Liam over to bottles, I found an article on Exclusive Pumping.

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