April 12, 2016

Breastfeeding{lip tie how I had to relearn all over again}

Breastfeeding normally comes really easy for me.. I nursed our son for over two years.. You would think I would know what I'm doing and would be pro at breast-feeding thing let's just say lip tie with our daughter threw me a curve ball... Thank goodness I had known about lip tie or  I would've had to exclusively pump {to all the mamas out there that do this.. Your my hero!!!} It was day three coming home from the  hospital .. My milk still had not come in yet but I noticed our daughters urine was dark and she was not giving me enough wet diapers... When I breast-feeding my only concerns are wet diapers and poopy diapers I know that if my babies have this I'm doing what I need to do so in her case I started to freak out & I sent the photo (below) to a friend of mine and she referred me to a pediatric dentist who does laser lip tie revision I made an appointment immediately and we drove an hour to have this revision done because I knew it was the best thing for my daughter after researching and finding out that she could have a gap it could affect her teeth and speech.. Was what we needed to do and if we waited longer or until she was older after six months they have to sedate them so we chose immediately fix the lip tie & have the revision. After the revision she latched much better and we were able to nurse and not have any problems it was the best decision that I made and I am so thankful that I did all my research and had I not known about lip tie I probably would've had to pump or supplement. 

(Also BEST app for nursing mamas below.. Baby nursing app) 
I would have lost it with out this tracker seriously its a life savor!! 

To all you pregnant & nursing mamas please look into this because nursing isnt supposed to be painful.. Yes the first 2 weeks are HARD and it will hurt.. After this you should not be im pain.. Educated yourself on breastfeeding.. Several mamas have told me how their drs said their babies didnt have this and it wont affect your supply.. Trust me it will!!! I never had the issues I had with our daughter with our son.. (He did not have lip or tongue tie) so I know it can definitely affect your supply... 


April 10, 2016

Meal Planning

Here it is yall!! Its called MealBoard!! 
You can thank me later πŸ˜ƒ meal planning has never been so easy!

This app is amazingπŸ“²πŸ“πŸ™ŒπŸ»
Here are some features:
Store Recipes
Using MealBoard's built-in web browser, you can browse popular recipe websites and import recipes with a single tap. Or search the websites for recipes to import.
Plan Your Meals
Create your meal plan in minutes! Easily move meals to another day, add meal notes, adjust the number of servings, you can even set prep reminders!
Generate Your Grocery List
Generate your grocery list with a single tap. The shopping items get sorted by aisle, and if you're using multiple stores, you can view the list by store.
And if you have set up the grocery prices, you'll see the total cost so you can stay within your budget!
Keep Track of the Pantry
Ever wondered how much sugar left in your pantry? Or how many tomatoes left in the fridge?
MealBoard lets you keep track of items in stock. Once you're done shopping, move items from the shopping list to the pantry. And as you cook meals, you can easily adjust the items left in stock.
Sync Between Devices
Plan meals in your iPad, do the shopping with your iPhone, follow recipes in the iPad as you cook meals. You can set up MealBoard to sync data across all your devices.
Use the Web Interface
Tired of manually typing recipes in your iPhone? Use MealBoard's web interface! It's free and it lets you type in recipes from the comfort of your PC keyboard.

April 2, 2016

6 Week Post Baby Body

Here is my 6 week POST baby body ... Before and after wrap #2

This time I can tell more of a difference as far as tighter skin and more definition. This photo is NOT photo shopped I promise and these results are real! I am loving the way these wraps help with toning and tightening of my skin.. After McKinleigh I did not bounce back as fast as I did with our son. Your body just is not the same.... but using these wraps has made a difference with my skin and I cant wait to do another one!


Mommy & Me

McKinleighs little sweet friend Maleia turned 1 so we had to go with the luau theme:) I thought she looked pretty cute!

Our Baby Girl is 3 Months Old

I cant even BELIEVE she is already 3 months old... I swear with baby number 2 the time is flying by and I am loving seeing McKinleighs personality shine through. She is such a easy baby! I am so lucky and know that I was due for a easy baby after Breckon( who was colic, reflux, and high need) 
She has the sweetest personality and I just feel like I know her already.. like we are have been friends forever.. She is up more during the day now so I am getting to spend more time with her. I never knew what it was like to have a baby that sleeps more than 1-2 hour stretches. She is in her bassinet at night still next to my bed and I have been letting my hubby give her a bottle so when we start going on date nights she is used to taking a bottle ( and not nursing to sleep) Breckon would have never taken a bottle or paci so this is such a nice break and I am really trying to establish a routine with her.. Its so different after you have your second baby your so much more sure of yourself and trust all of your mommy instincts. I feel like you know what to expect and going from 1-2 has been SO easy. She holds her head so good .. smiles... coos .. reaches for things ...and loves her daddys kisses.


Easter 2016

This Easter was so fun! Breckon completely understands the concept of egg hunting.. so he had a blast! I loved taking him to see the Easter bunny which was a success he thought he was pretty cool lol