Dads!!! Let’s Talk! What are you MOST concerned about?

Antonio and Super Jack :)

Antonio and Super Jack ๐Ÿ™‚

Thinking of new things to blog about… ๐Ÿ’ญย Dads give me some feedback on what your jitters were/are on becoming a new parent? Or parenting after baby #1.ย ย Moms what are your thoughts on what dads were concerned about? Leave your thoughts below!

Here are some things I have gathered thus far:

  1. Money
  2. Insurance
  3. Postpartum
  4. Relationship after baby
  5. Sex

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Bugs and Easter Peeps~

Late night, eating |blue peeps|๐Ÿฅ and reading about bugs!โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ค

Lately SuperJack has been staying up later. I don’t really force him to go to bed at night. One because I know he takes long naps at daycare and two because he really doesn’t give me a hard time in the mornings when it comes to getting up. Well, if he doesn’t like what he’s wearing then he will! :/ But here are a few things I do to get him relaxed.

  • Bath (in baby lavender)
  • Lavender baby lotion/ massage
  • I’m bad sometimes I will even spray the bed and roomย withย lavender linen spray!
  • Eat if he’s still hungry or a lite snack (not these sugary peeps we were eating last night lol)
  • Brush teeth
  • Either I READ to him or he reads to me (which he loves)
  • Potty
  • PRAY
  • and a little Basketball on TV will knock him right out!….along with lots of HUGS and KISSES. From my room or the living room we will put him in bed with relaxing music playing.

See its real simple! No need for me to fuss and fight with him as long as he’s relaxed then he’s resting. Plus it gives us time to bond with him instead of coming home doing our routines and then sending him off to bed. When you stick to a schedule like that you don’t always have time for loving parts. Again this isn’t your traditional “get in the bed” routine but its what works for us! Oh! One confession if he does get up in the middle of the night we do turn on a 15 minute learning show like “Super Why” or “Peppa Pig”. Why not something he’s not interested in?? Because SuperJack will justย get up change it to what he likes anyway lol.

Family Traditions!ย 

Triad Moms On Main –Jack & I have a little article, that made it to Triad Moms on Main! Check it out! #FamilyTraditionsโ˜บ๏ธ 

Erykah Badu is a DOULA!

Erykah Badu doula

Erykah Badu interviewed about being a Doula

More detailed interview

Below is the video interview! To save you some time she starts talking about her career as a Doula around 14minutes into the video if you want to fast-forward. Enjoy

Bedtime Reading Goes Wrong!

I’m really struggling reading this dinosaur book to Jack. I can’t pronounce half of these dinosaurs๐Ÿ˜ฐ even with them broken down ๐Ÿ˜† #mommyblooper #imGoingtostudyTheseDinosTonight #tryagainTomorrow #butIhaveaMastersTho ๐Ÿ˜•  

“KicK Back ” Turns 2!—–“Mommies Little Baby”

{l o v e.}ย  I was trying to find the perfect song to describe how I felt on my sons’ second birthday. We spend so much time together and he’s growing so fast! Finally! I came across this song by Kelly Rowland and it’s so fitting for this occasion. Happy Birthday Love.

 

Breastfeeding Journey pt.1

In honor of Breastfeeding Week I decided to share the very moment I came and we nursed for the first time (without assistance). ๐Ÿ™‚ Apparently after being in the hospital for 5 days and hooked to an IV forย a long time it caused my nipples to invert. Which never really was an issue before.ย So once “KickBack” was born and I was ready to nurse him, I noticed my nipple wouldn’t come out. The nurses attempted to give meย a nipple soft shell.ย But that didn’t really work so then I tried the nipple shield and that wasย VERY helpful. I usedย that for about 2ย  months and had several back ups.ย However just before nursing him I would try my “own nipple” first or wait untilย itย came out then I would take the shield off and allow him to nurse;ย just so I could get him to latch on to me and get use to my nipple. This was such an amazing journey I cant wait to share more with you guys about my experience. But I will save that for African-American Breastfeeding Week โ™ฅ

These are the Medela soft shell

Medela Nipple Shield

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