Best decision I’ve ever made for my child was to breastfeed him, & the fact that it’s even healthier for him makes it all worth it. It’s been 6 months since I gave birth to my beautiful baby boy, & we’re still enjoying this breastfeeding journey! Mike is my biggest supporter when it comes to breastfeeding, besides the mommy pages I follow. Whenever I feel like giving up, he always remind me that I have another 6 months to go lol.
Breastfeeding isn’t easy the first week or two, because you feel like your milk isn’t coming in fast enough. But what I have learned is the more you put your baby on your breast, the more milk you produce. Of course your nipples are going to be really sore and cracking, the first week or so. But after that, it goes right to normal and the soreness goes away! Now if you’re still expericing tenderness on your nipples, I would definitely talk to a lactation specialist or your doctor.
People always ask me “when will you stop breastfeeding”? I guess the answer to your questions is I don’t think I’ll stop anytime soon and to be completely honest, I’m thinking about breastfeeding until he’s about one or two years old. I totally wouldn’t mind breastfeeding for another year or so.
I think that in order for you to have a healthy relationship with your partner, you have to make time for one another and make your relationship a priority! If you have children, you will know that finding a babysitter can sometimes be impossible! Which is very understandable, sometimes it can be very complicated trying to plan out a date night especially when you have younger children. But, it’s very possible and can be accomplished! I think a few nights out of a month to just enjoy each other’s company, can be very rewarding for the both of you guys! I’m not saying you have to go out and do anything super fancy, sometimes watching a movie at home and just talking can be very relaxing to the both of you! Consistency is definitely key. 🔑
I just want to take the time out to wish my baby girl a special happy 5th birthday today, the day you were born was the day me and your father became responsible parents, adults and selfless! You bring joy and happiness into our lives each and everyday! You’re so smart, intelligent, well mannered, shy, goofy, the best big sister, funny and pretty much everything we could ever had wanted in a little girl! Today is your day princess, & we’re going to make sure you have a blast this weekend at your sleepover! 👑🎀
This year I’m going to focus more on the things that really matters the most in my life. The first step is for me to get rid of my distractions. Social media being one of them. I feel as though some of these sites are becoming a really big distraction for me and it’s beginning to take away my focus, energy and putting me into some pretty annoying situations.
I’m not saying social media is bad, but when it’s becoming a really big distraction in your life and you feel as though you’re spending more time online, than actually living and enjoying your life with your loved ones… Then that’s a problem, & for me that’s a really big problem. Especially when you’re in a relationship with someone who doesn’t use social media and them seeing you on your phone 90% of the time can become really annoying at times, which can cause problems in your relationship and that I don’t want lol.
Negative energy will not consist in my life period this year, I don’t care who you are. If I don’t feel any positive vibes or your energy is off, you’ll simply be dismissed. I personally feel as though it should come a point in your life when certain behaviors shouldn’t even exist, you shouldn’t be around people who don’t want to better themselves, their lives, or anything in that nature! Negative people will only drain you and that you do NOT need, period! If you’re constantly having to ignore people because you simply don’t want to associate yourself with them, then you don’t need to have “those” types of friends around you!
I guess over the years I’ve had my share of friendships and I must say that it’s just something I don’t need at this point, I’m fine with having one or two close friends. People don’t understand the importance of being a true friend, being supportive, genuine and non judge mental. You shouldn’t have to be around people who you feel you can’t genuinely be yourself, afraid of expressing your feelings and emotions, & just having someone who’s going to listen without judging. Those are things people don’t understand, & that’s just why I don’t try to make any new friends because of these things.
I tried making new friends and it NEVER works, like NEVER! First I thought it was me, but now I’m realizing it’s them! I’m not the type of person who likes to sit on the phone everyday talking for hours, texting, going out and anything in that nature! That has never been me, period! I mean I’ll go out here and there, but I have children and people without children will never understand these things. Trying to find a baby sitter, or getting the days off, or whatever the case might be it just doesn’t work for me! I’m more so of a home body, I like to be at home where it’s safe and I can be comfortable without being around a lot of unnecessary drama
Maybe I am boring because I don’t like to party and hang out every single weekend, & you know what? I’m fine with that! Maybe I just need to find friends that are more like me, people who don’t need to be in every turn up, but will rather have lunch, shop, get manicures/pedicures and just enjoy each other’s company!
Happy New Year!
2015 was the most amazing, yet unpredictable year of my life. I wouldn’t say it was perfect, but it was amazing and I’m excited to see what 2016 will bring to me and my family this year. This is my first time ever writing a blog, I’ve always wanted to create my own blog to express myself and write my feelings down! I guess I just never really got the chance to do it because of fear, & not knowing how to properly create a blog if you would say. I guess there’s always a first for everything and I’m just so thankful I decided to just do it.
I’m beyond excited to finally step out of my comfort zone and begin to fully and truly express myself. I know this will not be an easy journey, but hey it’s mines and I’m okay with a few bumps down the road. Every few days I will try to touch basis on things in my personal life, parenting, family, relationships, goals and advice in general. This is my journey and everything on this site will only be reflected as positively, I’m going to only discuss things from my perspective and my life only!
I really hope you guys love my blog, please feel free to comment, like or share my journey! 💜
– Takeia Cage.