We are now successfully up to 3-4 hours in between each feeding thanks to the tips in The Happiest Baby on the Block. Billy had worked himself (and I allowed it, not knowing how painful it would become) into a routine of 20 min on / 20 min off my breast. Add that to damage that had already done and I was getting worse, not better...5 weeks of excruciating pain every time I fed my child wasn't what I was looking forward to in motherhood. I started having anxiety every time I knew I had to feed him. Bad!!!
Needless to say, that book really changed my life. I have been applying the 5 S's since Wednesday to help extend the period between feedings and it works like a charm every time. As an added bonus, I am finally HEALING. Cheers all around!
Meanwhile, Jenelle Kappe Photography posted the newborn photos of our little Billy! You can check them out here. I am in love with every single one of them. She's magnificent. I'm so lucky to basically have her as a sister :)
NOW onto the purpose of this post: new mommy splurges! There are a few simple things that are just worth the money these early months of motherhood.
NoMoreRack.com so I ordered two 10 packs of camis and I do NOT regret it. Can't beat the price and they are perfect for my "Momiform" every day of tank + yoga pants or tank under maxi dress.
The days I don't leave home but accomplish all my "chores", I treat myself to a homemade iced chai. Awesome.
In the earliest days I would ask my mother in law or my mom to bring some fresh fruit over when they were going to visit, but now my husband or I will make grocery store runs to get a basket full of fruits and veggies.
Many people will bring you treats like ice cream or casserole meals, which is awesome, but sinking your teeth into a fresh strawberry will make your whole day even better.
Have other new mommy splurges that are worth their weight in gold? Share them in a comment and I will add my favorites to this post!!
- Good, comfy, wireless nursing bras!!