While we are packing up our lives and moving across the ocean to Hawaii, you get to have some amazing guest bloggers, who've kindly offered to keep you (and me) entertained. I am so thankful to have such a supportive community of moms who are willing to help out in times like these :) I hope you enjoy it!
Hello new friends!
I'm Kelly from
|The Teeny Tiny Mommy|
I'm a 4'11 stay at home mommy to my 2 year old son, Trace and 1 year old daughter, Phoenix.
My days are filled with chasing my animal loving toddler around as he tries to turn my beloved Himalayan cat Muffin into some sort of science experiment in his playroom.While simultaneously struggling to get my daughters hair into the tiniest pony tail I can manage. Those are my fave!
My spare time is spent watching one ghost hunting show after another and soaking up all the paranormal information I can. To put it simply I am a total supernatural freak! With a certification in veterinary assistance. One day I will hunt the ghosts of cats. Just kidding.
Anyways, I was going through my clothes the other day and I burst out laughing.
I had my second daughter over a year ago and the majority of my shirts were breastfeeding friendly. Tank after tank, latches on the top and stretched out chests. I think it is time to move on. Little Phoenix weaned at 1 much to my disappointment. I would have loved to keep that bond going for at least another year. However when your little bundle says "I'm done", there is no forcing her.
Phoenix found more exciting things than mama's boobies, and all I was left with was Target tank tops with the built in bra. I was not ready to spend $40 on one nursing top when I could buy multiple ones there for half the price! I highly recommend this to all newly nursing mommies! I still wear at least one of them almost every single day, more for the fact I haven't gone out and gotten a new wardrobe but also because to me they feel like a little badge of honor.
I spent countless hours working with my tiny infant on the perfect latch, fighting engorgement, and even more importantly, learning about the "dairy free" world for the first time.
Every new nursing top I bought was a sign that I was pushing through and continuing on this wonderful journey that Phoenix and I shared.
We kept at it, and each month I accumulated more and more nursing shirts. Which meant more and more little badges of nursing accomplishment! And now that it is all over I just can't seem to part with my last bit of breastfeeding memories I can physically hold in my hands.
Those times were so special to me. When I first became a mother to a small boy in 2009 breastfeeding was something I just couldn't add to my list becoming a first time mom. Everything was so overwhelming and I instantly drifted towards formula because it was the seemingly "easiest" option. Looking back at the difference between bottle and breastfeeding, it was clear to me that nursing turned out to be the easier of the two for me. And the most rewarding. I am so proud of what I accomplished. The nights awake in bed with my darling baby, stroking her hair and listening to her tiny suckles are something that will forever be engrained in my mind. I will cherish those times for the rest for my life. I told myself I would nurse my daughter for at least a year, and between you and I....
It was the first promise I had ever made to myself and kept! I was one determined mommy.
And now I am the proud mommy to two saggy, but happy boobs!
Now as I sit here writing this donning my nursing tank of accomplishment, I have decided I will keep them a little while longer.
No one has to know, right?
Thank you so much to Maryam for having me on her amazing blog! I love reading all the exciting news in her life. Like moving to Hawaii! I am so jealous!
Don't forget to stop over to The Teeny Tiny Mommy and say hi!