Mommyz Love

Having a baby was something that I had wanted for a long time, I dreamed about being a mom, and could not wait to hold my baby in my arms for the first time. I enjoyed so much being pregnant, it was a journey that began to prepare me for the life changes that were just around the corner. I had always been very health conscience since an early age, but I soon realized that what I had originally thought was health conscience was actually “image” conscience, which I soon learned was not the same at all. I was more focus on looking good than actually being healthy. However being pregnant changed my perception on what I should be putting into my body but most importantly how this effected and benefited my baby. I soon began to join all the mommy blogs, and started to look very closely into healthy nutrition during pregnancy. To my amazement I began to discover so many new fruits, herbs, spices and new food which I had never even heard of never mind being able to spell! I was amazed how much nutritional value they had, and how much they surpassed the traditional nutrition I was accustomed to. After 39 long weeks of preparing in all the sense of the word, I was ready to take this challenge on. I had an amazing pregnancy, and a super healthy baby, heck we were still on the spinning bike at 29 weeks, going for daily hour walks, and working 12 hr shift days at work. I actually felt the healthiest I have ever been, I felt glowing, and it really did show, strangers actually stopped me on the street to tell me how beautiful I looked, and what a beautiful belly I had. It was one of the happiest times of my life. I could not believe what other women had complained about, I really did feel at my best inside and out. After a great delivery, it was soon back to reality, Samuel was here, and he was reminding me of that every 2 hr, when he was ready for his next feeding! I soon realized that the pregnancy stage was just the beginning, if I was to have a healthy strong and intelligent baby I had to make sure I provided the very best milk possible for him, and so I continued into a brand new nutritional journey into breast milk and breastfeeding. The journey started on a very rocky road, one which I almost through in the towel and diverted to the easy option (straight up formula feeding). I had to remind myself so many times about the goal that I had initially set out to accomplish and the whole reason why I was doing this. I began to realize how uninformed I was, and that most of what I knew was generalized information that did not apply to me. I struggled with low milk supply, so I set out to teach myself how to overcome my particular problem with the help of lactation consultants, support groups and some great bogs and books. I finally realized that there were so many things that I could do to help, and this was a challenge me and my mind, soul and body had to work together to overcome. I think that support from my husband, friends and family was one of the mayor contributing factors that changed thing around for me, and that’s what I want to be able to offer other mom, a little of Mommyz love that can help over come self doubt, and some extra tips that can make a big difference.