Continue Breastfeeding? Well, YES!

My baby is almost 9 months already and the question I always get is are you still breastfeeding? and my answer is always “well, YES!”.  I know that not all mom breast feed more than 6 months or sometimes not at all. I had set my mind to breast feed for 6 months, well no I think I always said that answer to please the people but in my mind I always though I was going to breastfeed for 1 year. I had the preparation I needed to stayed breastfeeding more than just 6.

I am totally not saying that breastfeeding is not going to hurt because it sure does. The breast get engorged (full of milk), get sore, cracked, and painful. I had a rough start but all the reading and help that I got helped me to continue breastfeeding . All the discomfort goes away with time and the correct latch on keeps the breast and nipple happy. Mama is happy if baby is happy and breast milk is the best for their nutrition and growth. Formula is very heavy and most of the time babies get constipated. Not all mother think like me but breast milk is the right way to go. Think about all the time and hassle your going to safe your self at night from making a warm bottle of formula milk, when you can just whip the breast out and feed.

The thing you need to do to continue breastfeeding passing the 6 months or even to start breastfeeding as soon baby is born are the following. Read educate your self about the advantages breast milk has. I read The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, by La Leche League when I was pregnant AWESOME book. It teaches all you need to know from why, where, what and who it helps. The next thing is to have all you need when you are already breastfeeding; like breastfeeding pads for the links and Lanolin ointment for sore nipples because lets face it “IT’S GOING TO HAPPENED”.  The last thing is to get help from a breastfeeding consultant they are great when the book doesn’t have the answers they sure will and is ladies that have breastfeed before so you’re not getting just any girl.

Breast milk is liquid gold as they always say on the book. I feel like my baby was covered more from being sick and if she got sick she would heal faster. If breast milk is liquid gold I though I should feed my baby girl with all I can give her. Not only that but because for some is so hard to latch on the baby just to not feed them as long as possible. The breastfeeding consultant get very happy when a mother get to 6 months and extremely happy when that mother continues breastfeeding.

Check this video out where I explain and show you the things yo need.

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What’s in your baby’s Medicine Cabinet?

I though that having a baby medicine cabinet would be great to have separate from our (adult) medicine cabinet. You really have to be super careful what you give to your baby not all is good to give and having it separate is the best option. My baby is 8 months already but I started her medicine cabinet since she was born. Being a new mom is super important for me to do it right the first time so this was on the top of my list.

My medicine cabinet include gripe water and gas relief drops for colic’s and trouble with burping. It also included Butt Paste for diaper rash along with some q-tips for putting the diaper rash in case my fingers where in the kitchen cooking. Q-tips are also for her ears to clean them and also to give her a little massage when she was teething. This takes us to having a teething toy there too, I also seemed to miss place it and having one there is really helpful. I also have handy and there is possible a teething pacifier like the berry teeter very helpful for those painful night. Along with that having Orajel for the gums huge YES to having it there teething is very painful.

For the pain is very important to check the weight of your baby for the correct dosage you give them so Tylenol is a must to have and only okay to give after 6 months and if earlier ask a pediatrician. Another thing to have there is saline water along with a bulb sucker for the buggers to relieve constipation and stuffy nose. For the same symptoms and relieve for the night vick’s vapo rub for baby’s is also a must to have in my baby’s medicine cabinet. and the last one is to have a thermometer to check if at all the baby has any fever anything 100.4 and up is an emergency.

if you would like to see it and the brands I have please check out the video in my channel for a visual of all I am talking about. Medicine is super important and giving relieve to a fuzzy baby is number one to deal with.

Am I kangaroo and haven’t noticed?!

Being a first time mothers is like having a test every single day and not had studied the day before, seriously! I asked my self am I a kangaroo and haven’t noticed? the other day. Here is why, my almost 8 month baby girl has a terrible separation anxiety that I have to carry her or me right next to her 24/7. A kangaroo carries her baby in her pouch 24/7 and that’s when I though maybe I am a jumping Kangaroo and I haven’t noticed.

My baby weights 20 pound and carrying her all the time is also giving me terrible back aches no matter if I have a good posture or if I carry her on the sling. She doesn’t like be carried by any body else sometimes including her dad. Which for her Dad is perfect if you know what I mean. She cries her head of if someone takes her away from me and as soon as I have er back she shuts as a door behind you aaagggh. If I go to the bathroom I have to do it in a flash literally.

Sometimes I feel like running out the door and screaming but of course everything just in my head because this mother has things to do. I love my daughter with all my heart but at time she is a little hard on me and makes me want to cry. I learn something new every single day and seeing her grow so fast makes me happy and sad at the same time. While am sure that right now am crying out of desperation later I will be crying because my baby would no longer be a baby. In a matter of fact I am crying right now just thinking about it.

I don’t care if I am a Kangaroo and probably produce a hunch back I love you Luna from the bottom of my heart to the moon and back.

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Easter is Early this year?!!

   Well, this was fast from a blink of an eye Easter is in three days and I forgot to put up my egg wreath aaggghh. Why in the world is Easter early this year or am I st**id and it’s just like every year haha.

Well incase you need a photo background for the Easter egg hunt check out my DIY prop I made. I bougth all items at the 99c store or you can find them in the Dollar Store as well.

I always want to have a picture of the holiday of my daugther. I wanted to have something different this time besides having the sticker I usually put on her. I made sorf of a garland of huge eggs hope you enjoy the video please click on the link to show you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Rzj_QNEmm8

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Hope every Bunny has a great Easter this year. Happy hunting and hop right on the fun.

I still think Easter hop on me early this year..aggh

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What’s on my Child’s Easter Basket?

Easter is almost here and everyone, well not everyone but mommies are getting their child Easter baskets ready. Since this would be Luna’s first Easter I almost had no idea what to put in her basket since she is only 7 months old. I made some choices that would help me with my daughter but she would still enjoy.

Here is what I have included on the basket I sure went low in the budget since she is very little and getting her lots of things would not really matter. I have bought her basket at the 99c store and it looks like a purse and its plastic so she can later used it and wont rip like a basket would. I include a bag of balloons since she is starting to love them, I also included one cute stress ball apple from shoopkins. I also included a little cute rabbit since everything Easter is about the Rabbit or Bunny.

Since we are collecting the care bears I also included two blind bags. Since after mass we would go and hunt for eggs she would need a cute easy to be in outfit. Last but not least included two kinder eggs they are delicious chocolate eggs which include a toy inside. The chocolate for me and the toy for Luna since she wont eat the chocolate hehe. Not forgetting her bunny ear head band to wear and be silly as she can be.

Here is a video where you can see what’s on my child’s Easter basket and her Easter Sunday outfit. Don’t forget that mom’s also have fun and need some chocolate for Easter.

HAPPY EASTER !! AND GO GET THEM EGGS AND FIND THE BUNNY!!

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CHECK THE VIDEO HERE

Leprachaun Chocolate Rainbow Cake

I do not “celebrate” St. Patrick’s Day but I do love to make any decor and goodies for you guys.  This recipe is so fun and gives you a surprise at the end, it could be chocolate but its a rainbow. I sincerely love anything rainbow it also remind me of Care Bears and I love them.

So lets her started with what you need I totally do the cake mix boxes and add other little taste to make them taste non box cake mix. You need 1 box of chocolate and 1 box of classic white and what ever you need with the box like water, oil, eggs and Nesquick for the flavoring and food coloring for the batter, the pan and baking spray and not forgetting the fun fetti frosting.

You will do the batter as directed no need to see or if you do please check the video down below. Do the batters the chocolate and the classic white. To the white add two table spoons of Nesquick and the chocolate a side and separate the white one into four plates for coloring.

mix the colors well add more food coloring for intense color, I have purple which I made with red and blue, then the others are green, blue and red.

Now add half of the chocolate on the bottom of the pan, then gradually add the colored batter about 3 repeats and at the end add the other half of the chocolate one on top.

Put it in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 40 min, wait for it to cool and you can frost, here I added red one so it would be even more of a surprise.

After you have covered the cake with frosting add the funfetti for more fun. Refrigerate for a while as long as you like then cut a piece another til is done. Hope you enjoy this fun recipe and have fun.

Watch the video for more help, and have a happy St. Patrick’s Day.

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Dried Shrimp Soup Recipe | Lent Dinner

Do you celebrate Lent and can’t figure out what to cook for Friday. I gotcha you easy and quick for you to do this week. How about dried shrimp soup, sounds yummy to me. Here you go, you’ll need the following.

*Carrots, potatoes, cabbage, cilantro, onion and garlic.
*A can of tomatoe sauce and two small bags of natural dried shrimp.
*Some oil and water or chicken broth.
*Sal or chicken concome to flavor but do make sure its towards the end since the dried shrimp are salty.

1. Cut your veggies
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2. Fry onion and garlic

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3. Add water or chicken broth

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4. Add a small can of tomatoe sauce

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Add more water and let to boil
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5. adding your veggies except the cabbage and cilantro.

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6. After they are cooked and smooth add the shrimp and cabbage and cilantro.

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And you are DONE you just wait about 20 min for those to cook taste for salt add if needed.

Hope you like it and try it, it’s very easy and quick to do.

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Make sure you are careful when eating the shrimp since the heads are sharp and the shell of the shrimp is pretty much disposable hehe.. but the soup taste delicious.

ENJOY!

WATCH A VIDEO ON HOW I DID IT.