Tuesday, January 31, 2012

My First Time...MilkSharing

I always thought I wouldn't mind sharing my breastmilk with a friend if her baby needed it. I would even breastfeed the baby if the momma wanted me to. But give my milk to someone I don't know? I don't even know if I would give my baby a strangers milk.

A few weeks ago I came across a page on Facebook: Human Milk for Human Babies. The one I found was for Oregon (The Move) so I joined the page and began reading about moms who needed milk and moms who had milk to share. I still didn't think I would ever do it.
Lily just hours old.

But if my milk is good enough for my babies why not another hungry baby?

I sought out the FB HM4HB for Texas. I checked it ever so often for new updates. Then there she was: a momma in need right in my area. I contacted her and started pumping that day. A few days later she pick up the milk. It wasn't much because as soon as I started pumping Lily decided she wanted to start nursing more! But it was enough to help another momma and baby out.

I fell good about it and hope I can help another momma and baby one day. I'm pretty sure Miss Lily will not be weaning any time soon so I will have plenty of milk to share!

Birth Without Fear
Eats on Feet
World Milk Sharing Week

Would you consider milksharing or wet nursing?

Ethan around 3 months old.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Weekly Weigh In

Starting Weight (1/23)-172.4
Last Weeks Weight- 172.4
This Weeks Weight- 169.3
Weight Gain/Loss This Week- -3.1
Total: -3.1

I'm going with last weeks weight as my starting weight. That way I already have a loss. This week I did the Shred, level 1, 3 times, drank lots of water, nursed Lily a ton and didn't eat everything in the house. 

I need to set a Goal. I have 4 weeks until I pack up my scale for The Move. If I can do 3lbs per week that's 12lbs. Let's say my 2/24 Goal is 157.3. I can do it!

Okay, now that that is done I can tell you I'm not really into losing weight right now. I just want to eat everything and don't really care. I do care how I look and my big belly and love handles make me feel bad about myself. I'm mostly doing it because I want to fell better and be able to do yoga (see last week) and I don't want to get to Oregon and be the Fat Girl from Texas.

Hopefully that will be enough motivation to keep exercising and not eating cheese dip.

Link up to Brandy:

Monday, January 23, 2012

30 Day Shred... Starting Again

Here I go again. Day 1 of the 30 Day Shred.

I am pretty stressed over The Move. And with me Stress = Eating. I have been feeling really bad about my body and I've been very short tempered with both my kids and my husband.

I tried to start back on Weight Watchers but I only got as far as weighing and writing down my breakfast. Then I ate cheese dip.

I've gone to yoga a few times the last couple of weeks and I've been surprised at how weak my body is. I can't do some of the positions I've done in the past and I can'd hold any of them as long as I use to.

I went to yoga yesterday and did the "easy" class. It was much more comfortable for me but I still wanted to leave during the middle of it. I decided then even if I don't write down everything I'm eating, I'm going to start working out again.

I already feel better this morning. Ethan even did the whole thing with me. He had to use my hand weights (1 1/2lbs) so it forced me to to go up to the 3lb ones. It's super cute watching him do jump-n-jacks and crunches.

Starting Weight (1/13)- 163.6
Last Weeks Weight- None
This Weeks Weight- 172.4 (WHAT???)
Weight Gain/Loss This Week- ?
Total: +8

Hmmm. +8lbs in 10 days. Maybe I ought to lay off the cheese dip. I need to set a goal. Maybe my goal should be to lose and NOT gain.

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Ethan Lukas- 3 & Lillian Dawn 1

Ethan Lukas
December 28, 2008
Ethan just hours old.
Loves to pretend and acts out every movie he watches.
Loves going to school.
Knows and can identify the alphabet.
Can trace around letters.
Can count to 15 and *almost* 20
Repeats everything we say and is starting to use 3 and 4 word sentences on his own (yea!!)
Loves playing outside. I see him out there telling stories to the yard and the birds and squirrels.

1 Year Old
Movies we are Watching:
Willy Wonka the original 
The Santa Clause
The Polar Express
Peanuts Charlie Brown Christmas
The Grinch
All Veggie Tales' Christmas
(We're really into Christmas movies!)
The Lion King
Cat in the Hat
Geo Track 

2 Years Old
Says "Merry Chris"!
Says "please", "thank you" and "bless you"
Will open the fridge or cabinet to get out something to eat. 
Loves all fruit and will eat a little of most veggies. 
Yogurt and cheese is a daily snack.
Is still not potty trained :( But is showing signs of readiness. 
Puts his socks in the dirty clothes basket 
(His future wife can thank me for that one.)
Likes to pick out his own clothes; matching is not required.
He will not wear pjs to sleep in.
Is wearing 3T.

Ht-36 1/2, 28%
Wt- 31 1/2, 50%

3 Years Old
Ethan's Birth Story

Lillian Dawn
January 11, 2011
Birth Day
Took her first steps at 10 1/2 Months
Waves and says Bye Bye to Daddy
Loves to play with Big Brother
Loves watching Brother play outside. She (and I) can't wait till she can go out there with him.
Tells "stories"- non stop babbling
Words I've heard her say:
Bye Bye
Oh, Oh 
Points at things 
Loves to pull fabric/clothing out/off of anything:
boxes, hampers, drawers closets, 
Especially as Mom is folding laundry.
Love getting into exploring everything.
Like the Trash and Recycling cans.
Loves Shoes! 
Everywhere we go she is watching people's shoes as they walk by.
Loves to Eat and mostly enjoys self feeding
Loves all veggies especially Cauliflower
Loves tomatoes just like her big brother.
Eats Cheese and Crackers as an afternoon snack
In fact, she loves to eat so much that she puts everything in her mouth.
Her favorite thing to eat:
my shoes.
(I feel like I'm describing a puppy dog. A very cute puppy dog :)

Knows her shoes and socks go on her feet. It is too cute to watch her try to get them on.
Stills sucks her thumb when she is tired or over stimulated.
Breastfeeding is still going strong. We nurse to sleep for naps and bedtime and sometimes when we just need a cuddle.

She has blond hair and Green Eyes.

1st Birthday!
Wt: 21lbs 1oz 50%
Ht: 28 1/2 in 29%
Head: 46cm 76%

Lillian's Birth Story


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