Breastfeeding wasn’t easy for me at first. I struggled with my first child. Even though it is a natural thing, she just didn’t take to it very well at the beginning and I hardly knew how to remedy any problem. I reached out to lactation consultants constantly for help and support. Eventually my daughter and I got the hang of it. I was surprised at how easy and convenient it was for me once I realized what I was doing. With my following girls, I had a bunch of tips and tricks up my sleeve to keep nursing going smoothly. So when Amani was born, I was surprised to find myself worried about breastfeeding again.
Amani is a tiny little character. Somehow, she seems so small but she’s actually bigger than her sisters were at her age. The size of her clothes correlates perfectly with her exact age, sometimes even sizing up. All the while, she appears so little. Perhaps it’s this illusion that she’s still a tiny fish that had me always bathing her in my bathroom sink. After mopping up all the water off the floor from another bath, I realized it’s finally time to move her up to something bigger and more comfortable.
Bumkins has rolled out with some of the cutest Disney snack bags! They’re absolutely adorable and perfect for adding a splash of Disney magic to your day. No matter how messy the snack, the reusable bags can be washed in the wash machine or dishwasher. With a variety of characters to chose from, you can coordinate your snack bag with your little one’s outfit. Think outside of the snack box with the following fun ideas for these versatile bags.
When I take a good look at my first-time parenting self V.S. my second-time parenting self, the differences are pretty obvious. The first time around I was a bit of an over achiever who wanted to do everything just so. But, now that I’ve added another babe to my brood, I’ve loosened up a bit (for better or for worse!) and I definitely parent a bit differently this time around. Here are just a few examples…
Every day, we have our routine of waking up and preparing for the day. Brushing teeth, breakfast, making beds, finding a missing shoe; every day it’s the same thing. I do what I can to get the girls ready for their day at school, then send them on their way. Once they’re out the door, a new routine begins with my two little ones. Breakfast clean up, changing their clothes, and a quick tidy up of the house before I plop down on the couch to nurse Amani. All morning it’s “go, go, go” to get everything and everyone ready for the day.
But there’s one daily routine that reminds me to stop and savor the bond growing between my daughters.