In the breastfeeding classes I teach, I take time to emphasize that there are ways for working moms to still continue breastfeeding their babies. It will take a lot of effort and determination, yes, but it is possible and doable. As with most challenges, it can be accomplished with preparation and education for the part of the family expecting a newborn. ????
It was at that time when I started to realize I need more hands than just two, when I started wanting to do other things while carrying our baby girl Tala around. Mundane stuff like fold her clothes, fix her sleeping area, eat with two hands, go on a walk outside, and perhaps even go to the mall.
A couple of shortcomings I have as a person are my pride and my ego. I grew up being an achiever and a leader and I hardly failed at anything I set my heart and mind out to do. That is, until 10 years ago—when no matter how hard I tried to “handle everything” in my life, I could not.
Have you ever been in a situation where in you were anticipating a problem, and you were sure that it was coming your way, and way before the problem landed on your lap, it found a way to solve itself before arriving?
Breastfeeding. Most men in general, myself included, don’t care about it since we literally don’t know how to breastfeed. As far as we are concerned, breastfeeding is a woman’s job. Is it really?
It has been a month and several days since we became parents. We’ve made so many plans and prepared for so many things prior to giving birth. What we didn’t see was the plan that God prepared for us was greater than all of the things we have planned and prepared for.
I held back my tears and we both looked at Tala sleeping in her Moses basket. “I just put her to sleep. It’s one of my daily triumphs, En—to put her down…”
Sharing raw and honest feelings of a first time mom.
Coming home to a flooded house, I needed to provide a stress free environment for my wife for her speedy recovery and for her to provide milk for our new born baby girl. This post shows how I converted a wireless doorbell to instant room service device!