Easy to Make Lactation Cookies. Nom. Nom.

The first few weeks after I gave birth, a sweet friend of mine brought over some lactation cookies. At that time, I was struggling big time with milk production so I was pretty much eating everything and anything that would help increase my supply. After those first couple months and my supply regulated, I never thought about lactation cookies again, until recently when my supply took a hit. I thought, why not! After all, I […]

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What happens when milk supply drops.

“Where’s the milk?!” – Baby A. These past few weeks have been emotionally pretty taxing on me. When A started refusing to drink for the bottle around 3- 4 months, I was not too worried about it since I didn’t have grand plans to be away from her for long periods of time. Granted there were a few times this past summer I had to do hair for weddings and we didn’t have another option […]

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Schedules, Schedules, Schedules!

The past couple weeks have been all over the place in term’s of A’s schedule. We’re in the process of transitioning (yet again) and it’s always difficult to find that sweet spot of minimal fussing, optimal sleeping. At the moment we’re tinkering between 2 and 3 naps, but neither has given us a good 7pm – 7am stretch as it was before the transition. As promised, here are some of my old schedules that worked […]

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Baby Sleeps, Everyone Sleeps…

** The topic of sleep for babies is extremely polarizing and there are strong advocates at both ends of the spectrum. I like structure so I lean more towards the scheduled sleep side. While not for everyone, I found that it works well for me and my family and this post is simply my family’s journey. 🙂 Recently A has been sleeping well both for her naps and nighttime sleep, which we are SO thankful for! […]

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From my 6 months postpartum me, to my 1 month postpartum me.

Today marks 6 months since I gave birth to A, and it all seems kind of surreal that we actually have a baby and that she’s growing and becoming not so much like a baby anymore… CRY! The one thing about parenthood I enjoy the most, and Kp would agree, is watching A learn new skills. The past few weeks she’s started rolling from back to tummy, but just this past week, she’s been seriously […]

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My essentials for a trip out with baby!

It was recently Kp and my 3rd anniversary and this year we decided to do low-key gifts. Since I’ve become way more practical with my shopping the past few months, I decided I wanted a backpack. Actually I’ve been searching for a backpack for a while now, but nothing really stood out to me. But I finally found it! It’s from Kipling, and is water resistant and super lightweight – a huge plus now that […]

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First Family Vacation!

Ever since A was born, Kp and I have been contemplating when and where we should go on our first family trip. Somewhere not too far but far enough where we feel like we’re on vacation. We thought about doing a road trip down to LA, with stops in Carmel, and San Luis Obispo near the end of Kp’s paternity leave, but right around that time, we bought a little condo and it was kind […]

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Please no more diaper blowouts!

Okay, I’m going to be honest and just say, I’ve never changed a diaper before A was born! And the first time I really watched how it was done was at the hospital, and even then, I didn’t really pay attention. Seemed simple enough, put the diaper under her bum and pull the flap over the front. This worked fine and dandy for the first couple months, but then I started noticing poo spilling out […]

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The road to breastfeeding…

Early on in my pregnancy I remember dreading breastfeeding more than I dreaded the labor and delivery. Everyone said that labor is bad and pushing is hard, but it has an end to it, but breastfeeding is a seemingly unending painful experience. I just assumed this meant it would hurt x 43010392. Fast-forward to right after A was born and I had my first breastfeeding experience, and I remember thinking, “Oh! Maybe A is a […]

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My Birth Story

The first few weeks after I gave birth I recall constantly being asked about my birth story, and I didn’t really think much to put together a cohesive story and just told my ‘story’ in bits and pieces. But as the birth of A becomes increasingly a thing in the past, I’ve decided to take all the bits and pieces I jotted down and turn it into my complete birth story. This is extremely long, […]

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