Simply, there is such a vast assortment of Stuff that is out there to buy for babies, that I didn't know what I needed and what I didn't.
For quite some time, Leilah has been an extremely picky eater. I know that a majority of kids go through this at some point in their lives. It is a part of becoming more independent and wanting to be in control. I am totally all for her trying out her independence and learning to do things on her own. But, when it comes to her having bad eating habits, I want to do do whatever I can to prevent it.
As I sit here, exhausted, still waiting for my toddler to fall asleep, while my 5 month old just woke up after taking an hour to get her to sleep, trying to spend what little time that is left in the day with my husband, I can't help but feel defeated.
Anyone with kids knows the struggle. You have a count down in your head until bedtime so you can finally have that alone time. You've kept the kids alive another day. You want to check out and do your own thing. We've all been there.
Flash back time! I'm writing this experience probably for more of a record to myself. Since it has only been two and a half years, it's still fresh-ish in my memory.
I was determined to breastfeed my babies as long as it was working for our family. If I was happy and baby was happy, then we were going to keep on trucking!
I started changing up my days to keep myself more on track, keep the house a little neater, and make me feel much more productive at the end of the day.