this is why i love my husband

he did all of the laundry before leaving for a work trip. then he piled up my nursing pads and left them where I could see them. LOVE THAT MAN!


the "kink" at 10 weeks old

my very own "kewpie" doll. always wanted one!


double time

It is no secret that I was not enjoying the pumping aspect of being a breastfeeding mother. I find it time consuming, chilly, and bovine-like.

Enter my new double hands free (super soft) pumping bustier from SimpleWishes! They sent me one to try and I enjoy it very much! I no longer find pumping to be tedious and love how I can hook up and get work done while pumping out a bottle or two for Iver in case I need to leave him and go to a work event. Or just in case (GASP!) Daddy can take a turn feeding him while I take a breather!

You simply place each breast shield flange inside the secure openings in the front of the bra. This is after you have adjusted the bra using their ingenious
"perfect fit" Velcro back panel. I wish all bras had this! I pull my shirt down over it all once I am hooked up and pumping and go about my business! Unfortunately for the neighborhood my "business" is done from my office with huge front windows. One of these days I am bound to get an odd look from the mail carrier. But who cares! I am a multi-tasking mama!

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big hand, little feet

I am a sucker for baby feet. I took a photo of Elkë and Ruby's feet together when Elkë was just a couple months old next to Ruby's "big girl" 3 year old feet. I plan to do this again with Elkë and Iver but today I found an opportunity to photograph Ruby's 5 and a half year old hand with Iver's feet nested inside!

Iver will be 2 months old next Monday the 12th!



something to grab onto

Iver is ALL about pulling at my necklace. I love this, but notice that sometimes he gets upset when he grabs the thin chain which probably doesn't feel too good on his tiny hand.

Enter Teething Beads by Sonny & Reed! Ok, I realize Iver at almost 8 weeks isn't teething yet, but when he is (which I am sure will happen overnight), I will be ready! For now I am wearing a stylish, and safely beaded necklace for him to grab onto! He loves it, I get compliments, and I am confident that when he does start teething that this necklace will bring us even closer together.

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**We received a necklace for testing (and it's awesome!)