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It’s been too long…

Hey everyone who is nice enough to fallow my blog!

  I’ve had a lot going on lately as far as ttc goes! We decided to start trying in March, my good friend had her baby, and after my husband seeing her and her hubby with a baby, he caught the fever, lol. As awesome and exciting as that is, I haven’t had a period since February, and can’t figure out why other than I have gained a little bit of weight.
   So we started going to the doctor last month, and are doing the medical process to make sure that we are both ok, and maybe get my period kick started. I’m both nervous and scared.

   We’re so ready to have a baby, I cry often thinking about how possible it is that we may never have children, what that could do to our marriage, what that could do to me. I’m so ready to be a mommy, word can’t even describe it, and even though we haven’t been trying for very long, I feel like it will never happen, and any effort is waisted because I haven’t had a period. It’s hard to stay positive about it, when I know so many people with infertility problems.

   But anyways, sorry I have been out of touch, I’ve had a lot going on, and aslo, I kinds felt like I was blogging out of my ass in past entries because I was spewing out all of this knowledge without having any experience, I don’t know about you, but I hate when people act like they know what they are talking about, and truthfully, they’re just full of crap. So thanks for reading and not telling me that I don’t know what I’m talking about, ha!

Tata for now!
  Lizy ♡

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Placenta Flavored??? Yum!!

I have heard many times in my life about eating placenta, yes it sounds gross, but since entering the crunchy world I’ve heard quite a lot about it. So much that I actually have been thinking about it. I know, gross, who would want to do that? But there are many different kids of ways to consume your placenta! To me the most practical way is to encapsulate it. I first learned about this from MamaNatural on YouTube, she has a great video of placenta encapsulating done by her doula. And even though she didn’t have a very good experience, from what I’ve heard it can be very beneficial. It can help with things like PPD, gives you an increase in energy, slow postpartum bleeding, helps with uterus contractions, and maybe even help with your complexion. Science hasn’t really confirmed any of this, and I’ve even seen an article that says they give a placebo effect, meaning that it’s all in your head. But there are a lot of vitamins in your placenta like B12.

You can turn it into a smoothie, you can make it like a roast, or you can encapsulate it. There are a lot of ways other than these, and if you’re thinking about it, do some research. I still am, and I’m pretty excited. I hope that it will provide these benefits. No judgement, but I plan to encapsulate it, and to me that is the most practical way, but I am a big texture person and any other way seems a little gross, again, no judgment. It’s like sushi, haha.

I’m very lucky that my husband works in a hospital and has been right in the middle of surgeries and quite a few c-sections, so he doesn’t mind helping me with cleaning it or anything. Which is nice, because as much as I am all for this, and I have a pretty strong stomach, it will be nice to have him to help me if I do get grossed out. He might think I’m a little nuts, and has quite possibly called me a hippy once or twice, especially after telling him I want to cloth diaper, but he is fully supportive of me wanting to be a crunchy mama, and I love it. I just keep reminding him that it will benefit the baby. I still want to do a lot of research on it, but I think I’m pretty sure that I will encapsulate my placenta. I actually kind of look forward to it, and I’m hoping that it really will be beneficial. I already have a kit picked out on Amazon, haha, yes I am nuts, okay. XP

So tell me, did you think about consuming your placenta? Did you eat your placenta? What is your opinion?

Until next time,

Liz

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Pacifiers, Binkies, & Mute Buttons

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     I’ve said for a very long time that I don’t want to give my children pacifiers. Simply because I have seen the struggles of having to take that away. You already have to do things like potty train your child, and wean them off of the boob, or the bottle, my thoughts were why add one more thing to that long list of stress your baby is already going have. Yes, pacifiers are nice. Yes, they are soothing. But I have always figured that if it’s never introduced, then there really is no need. I think that I will inevitably be a Semi-Crunchy mama, meaning that I am going to use cloth diapers and make my own baby food or do Baby Led Weaning. I firmly believe in Peaceful Parenting, meaning that I want my child to tell me when he is ready to do things like wean off the boob and start potty training, but I don’t see a child ever really wanting to give up a pacifier, unless you’re one of those lucky parents. I don’t want a five year old still attached to a pacifier. I feel selfish at times because honestly, I don’t want to have to deal with finding a method that is just right to rip something away from my child that isn’t a necessity to begin with. 

   Now, lets talk science, or whatever. I’ve read a million things that say that part of SIDS prevention is a pacifier. I don’t know about you, but thinking about SIDS sure puts a fly in my oatmeal, and if I can do anything to prevent it, I will. There are things like this that a pacifier can be quite beneficial. Binkies supposedly help babies to satisfy themselves as well as satisfies the suck reflex, which is a comfort mechanism. It is also much easier to break a pacifier habit than it is to break another self soothing habit, such as thumb and finger sucking. There are also home remedies that they become beneficial such as filling them with water and freezing them to help with teething, you can find how to on Pinterest

   Those were the positive side of pacifiers, I’m sure there’s many more reasons, but these are just some of the reasons I have found. Some of the negatives are that they can cause ear infections because it adds pressure between the middle ear and upper throat, but this chance decreases if you stop at six months when the sucking reflex is lessened. My biggest fear of using a pacifier is nipple confusion, using one too early can create a latching problem in breast fed babies, but waiting until you have a well established breast feeding, usually after about a month. If you wait too long and let them keep the pacifier, it can change tooth alignment, delay speech, and lock the mouth into an unnatural position. 

   So I guess you could say that there are probably as many upsides as there are downsides. I still stand on the fence about it, I don’t want to give my baby a binky because I don’t want to have to deal with taking it away from them, and I want my nipple to be a source of comfort. But I do want to give my baby one because I want to prevent SIDS as much as possible, and being FTPs I think that it might save our sanity in those times of need. It’s not a major decision to make, people lived for years without pacifiers, I never had one, but it is one to make. If you are like me and can’t make a decision, I suggest doing lots of research on it. Talking to you spouse helps a lot as well. If you’re like me and this is one of those things that your spouse could care less about, I’ve noticed that asking or bringing it up multiple times that they will eventually give you an answer, if not, then you’re on your own, kid, haha. 

So tell me, why did you decide to/not to give your precious one a binky?

Till next time, 

                   Liz