Bellies are full and ready for a full day of fun. But first they need to load up on a protein powered breakfast. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I know if my kids get protein to start the day the rest of the day runs more smoothly. This is why I chose Jimmy Dean Pancakes and Sausage! It has 6g of protein and are fun and easy!
Briton your life just got awesome, say hello to solid foods. The first night I weaned Briton from nursing was the saddest of all. Not because he cried, but because he didn’t care. I even tried nursing him a little bit to relieve my engorgement and to temporary comfort him before sleep. But he simply arched his back and wrapped his arm around me as I rocked him to sleep. He rejected me and let me know with his embrace that it was going to be ok.
It’s so fun watching him grow and learn about the world of food that surrounds him.
Photos by: K&J Diaries
I have always been a fan of Banana Republic’s pencil skirts. I love the color, material and length of this cobalt blue one. I am also a big fan of my cute floral button down, dress with jeans, chinos or skirt it looks great with everything.
*Yesterday was a hard day, both emotionally & physically – My husbands joke is that I have a harder time weaning my kids from nursing than I do being pregnant and delivering them. But here is to today, lets make it great! It’s Hudson’s last soccer game of the season. I know I have said this before, but seriously where does time go?
I am dreading my last nursing session with Briton for so many reasons. I remember being a little excited for Hudson and Holland to be done nursing because I wanted to be able to get pregnant again, and knew I wanted another baby right away in both scenarios. So in order for me to start ovulating I needed to be done nursing. Not knowing if Briton will be my last baby and last time ever nursing has me a little more emotional as we “close up shop”. Briton will be 11 months this week and is getting less and less interested in breastfeeding. I need to make the final cut soon because I want to get on a strong birth control.
Or do I? After church today I came home and told my husband that I think I should have another, and I would love my last pregnancy to be a set of twins, and then I would know I was all the way done, like done done.
Our convo got interrupted by Hudson and Holland who went into Britons crib and woke him up. I asked why they did it they said “he was sleeping for too long”-5 mins is long to toddlers. So I had to stop making dinner and nurse him back to bed, well long story short this happened three more times.
I took Briton on a car ride, alone, hoping that would make him go to sleep, nope. I had to get in the back seat and nurse him back to sleep. I was like yeah I think I am good for a bit and what was thinking with that twin talk? Although I have always dreamed of having a set.
Briton never wants to nurse for meals or snacks, he uses nursing like a pacifier before bed. Which is fine, but I can be the only one to put him to bed which puts a damper on dating.
So why am I writing this?
Because the only advice I have is husband advice which is… “You are the adult in the relationship with Briton, just stop, tell him its over, move on.” But it’s more than that, and easier said than done.
What if this is my last baby? Am I ready for this? Is he? What am I going to do about birth control? I haven’t used it since we were first married and it was awful! I am not willing to do anything permanent yet, for obvious reasons. I am all over the place with this baby business as you can probably tell. I have never not invited a baby into my home so to not be “handing out invites” has me going from excited to super sad. It’s kinda weird. I have never “family planned”, our plan was always “lets meet our family”.
Here’s my questions for you…
Best birth control? I hated my IUD, the copper one, I had that for 1.5 years while I finished college, it was terrible and fell out 3 times -no bueno! So if you like yours please share
I need your advice on weaning, any and all appreciated. Do I use whole milk or formula in his sippy cup?
I have been getting emails about what I do for exercise. I really just want to reiterate today my take on working out and how I feel that you can get the body you want by your diet alone.
If you follow my snap (birdalamode) you will notice that I am anti working out at the moment. I did it yesterday for my first time since December, and I wanted to eat my entire house afterwards. I was in my gross workout clothes and didn’t shower until 4:30pm. I also got super “hangry”.
Do you ever find yourself wanting and needing to eat more when you workout? I sure do. For me I find it easier to get to my desired look and weight goals by ditching working out all together and just focusing on my nutrition.
I believe I look my best not when I exercise but when I eat the best.
I am far from perfect and I have to refocus on my eating again after coming home from a long vacation where I had zero control, zero. With it now being summer schedule and I am no longer forced to be dressed and ready and out of my house at 8am, I still want to maintain my routine and eating habits.
Which are, I get dressed and ready before I eat my breakfast, a. it motivates me to get ready faster and b. I feel like I make better decisions when I am in my skinny jeans. I also feel more productive when I am ready. I am more susceptible to get out and do something when I am ready for anything. I do believe in an active lifestyle.
For me I realized I can’t do it all. I want to work out, but I want to be dressed and ready for the day more. I think I could it all if I was a more organized person and didn’t love to sleep in as long as possible, which eliminates all potential of morning workouts. Maybe things will be different once Briton sleeps through the night and stops breastfeeding, but for now, no way. I also am really big on sleep. When I am tired I also eat more to get me the energy to get me through the day.
Here’s an example of what I eat. I try to avoid dairy, a little yogurt once in a while or a little cheese here and there, but I mostly try to avoid it.
I like granola on top of yogurt for breakfast, or an oatmeal packet or sometimes a granola bar. I tried doing juices but it was too much sugar too early. And I get headaches.
I like salad kits, turkey sandwiches with as much veggies as I can put on it as possible, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on a tortilla. If I juice I will juice at lunch.
Whatever, I like going out to dinner. I try making healthy choices but I don’t get mad if I don’t. I try to only eat one desert a week- this was not the case while on vacation I ate multiple deserts at both lunch and dinner again no control.
I don’t snack, if I have too it’s on fruit. I am going to try to snack on veggies more but to me I like the taste of fruit better. I try eating enough at meals to get me to my next meal.
I hope this was helpful 🙂
I will probably get backlash on my honesty, but I honestly want to help those of you who asked.
I’ve been there when I wanted to lose 15 lbs in college and when I wanted to lose 30 lbs three times now post baby.
I think everyone wants to hear eat cake for breakfast and you’ll get your goals, which isn’t the case. But until then, weight loss will always be a sensitive subject because it’s hard and there are so many opinions on it. I am only hear to share what I do. My goal is to not make it harder than it needs to be.
photo by K&J Diaries
This skirt is a favorite for sure. I love the raised flowers and mesh texture so frilly airy and elegant.
These pictures were taken right before my leg biopsy and right before I left for my vacation. For awhile I thought I had a wart of sorts on my leg and had it burned off several times, both at home with a kit from the store and professionally. But it kept coming back. I went to the dermatologist and she ran a biopsy on it because it appeared more like a tumor or maybe even melanoma.
I being ignorant asked if she could just burn it off like a wart until I got back from my trip so we could deal with it later, she then proceeded to tell me how serious this could be and I started crying my mind taking me to the worst possible scenario. So we proceeded to take it out. She kept digging saying this goes really deep and does not behave like a wart, warts are surface level and this appeared to be growing a ways downward. -so gross, so scary
I came home from my trip and had my appointment yesterday. The results were great no cancer, just a little tumor called dermatofibroma we can punch out in the fall when I don’t want to give up two weeks of swimming for the stitches.
Yesterday could of gone a different direction. I am so grateful for my great news. My heart hurts for all those who don’t get good news.
This week has been a whirlwind to say the least, I keep asking my husband if we can retire now and move to Punta Cana, raising kids and being a mom in the real world is a huge reality check 🙂 I miss spending all day everyday together without a care in the world.