Today I’m sharing an amazing story from Melissa! As if working full-time after having a baby isn’t hard enough…as if pumping isn’t exhausting…as if dealing with your baby’s foods sensitivities and eliminating foods from your own diet so you can continue to nurse isn’t extremely frustrating…
Feeding kids, amiright? I had to develop an entirely new organizational system for all the feeding gear I’d acquired since having my oldest kid. And now the second one comes along and we’ve been doing baby led weaning from the get-go and I’ve managed to acquire even more baby-specific gear.
Have I mentioned how much I…ahem, I mean, my toddler, loves Daniel Tiger? As I described in my Rainbow Heart Pizza recipe, we particularly love that the show so often works in opportunities for Daniel to try new foods, cook with his family and participate in family meals.
I recently shared a post encouraging new moms to step away from the scale.
Our bodies will be different after growing humans inside them and the number on the scale is largely an irrelevant measure of our postpartum recovery. Moreover, hopping on the scale every few days with fingers crossed can actually work against us in ultimately making peace with our bodies.
Meet little Baby L. She’s eight months old and right now she:
» Thinks crawling is for suckers when obviously mom can just carry her around everywhere.
» Wants EVERY toy and household item in sight. Bonus points for non-toys, especially mom’s phone, the baby monitor,
Oh if I had a time machine…I would go back in time to my first pregnancy and slap some sense into myself. “You look great!” people would exclaim. “You’re all baby!”
I let these comments go to my head and naively assumed 1.) That these compliments were some sort of true reflection on me my health and 2.) I would return to my pre-baby weight pretty easily.
Welcome back to Real Moms Real Bodies! I am so excited to share Rabiya’s story today. Rabiya is a rockstar working mom (she’s a dietitian) who faces life’s challenges with a fierce attitude. We met in our internship class and I’ve been lucky to keep in touch with her.
The sign language sign for “more” is closing the fingers on each hand and touching them together.
Shortly after my older daughter learned to walk, but far before she was talking much, she often used this sign to mean both “more” and “some.”
One evening when she was about sixteen months old,