In between feedings and diaper changes, I have begun to work on Elias’s birth announcements. I am using my xyron to adhere the pictures and ribbon on the cards I printed, which is making the process go so quickly. There is no way I could do close to 200 without this great tool! I’m so excited about them… even if the design is fairly simple. I love that they are handmade.
Here is a picture of the progress.
Matthew’s mom is a paper crafter too, so hopefully we are going to get them done while she is here this week. I’ll be sure to post a picture of the finished product.
Thank you to each of you who have left spirited, encouraging and honest comments about the Smoothie King man. They have made me smile.
Today, Elias and I took our first car ride together – just us – to go to Vanderbilt and meet with a lactation consultant. Despite all my efforts, Elias has been nursing great, but my milk would not let down when I tried pumping. Being that I go back to work next month, it was stressing me out a bit. So, off we went to Vanderbilt and solved the “problem” – I needed to pump both breasts at the same time. (Is this TMI – I hope not. So many of you have reached out with advice, I feel like I must tell you what I have discovered.) Why both at the same time, you ask? It has something to do with the hormone that is released and by doing both at once (which I hadn’t been doing) the hormone more than doubles, causing the milk to let down easier (in my case). I have A LOT of milk, so it was a huge relief to pump. Today has since been a very good day on the breastfeeding front. (Aren’t you so glad how much I talk about my breasts? I never thought I would be telling thousands of strangers around the world about my breastfeeding adventures, but here we are…)
Okay, enough about nursing and my milk. I just got Elias to go down for a nap, so I am going to try to get a little one too, before bible study tonight with my girlfriends.