Monday, May 24, 2010

How to understand true love...

I made Ceaghan a photo video montage thing during my study breaks and some down time. I thought I would share it with you all...

In hopes that one day he can watch it and see how truly loved and wanted he was! I love my baby so much! Thanks for watching...

Friday, May 21, 2010

How everything comes together...

   Life is good. I don't share that enough. But really it is. I get to spend the days with my baby and do my studies at night while he is sleeping, cuddle with my hubby and catch as many play dates as I can.' It's all good' as one would say.
   Currently I am studying the communication portion for school and I am enjoying it much more that I assumed. I am very intrigued by the impact certain things make in a conversation.
  The biggest lesson so far has been that of learning to empathize over sympathize. It seems easy enough, but it comes with great struggle to most. I have been practicing and I am reaping great benefits from utilizing this. It is always good for one to take a step back and examine how their words are being used and interpreted. I hope I can find the right words to say to help and support my future clients.
  There is such a need to revert back to ones own experiences when challenged with another persons', however it is more effective to focus on how they feel rather then how you would. Am I rambling or am I making sense? It makes sense in my mind.  For some however the biggest challenge is excepting another decisions. I too will struggle with this. I will remind myself that I am supporting women in *their* choices and not my own. All you can do is put the information and facts out there to ensure they can make informed and educated decisions. Something that is right for you, might not be right for another.
   Anyway, I didn't imagine I could learn so much within this topic. My next challenge is completely the extensive paper I need to complete. This will be a challenge, mostly from having to reflect on my birth which I found traumatic and such.
  I recently bought a Mei Tai style baby carrier (Kozy brand) and I love it dearly. I have many different types of slings and baby carriers and this one is my favorite and by far the most comfortable I have ever worn. Ceaghan seems to like it as well. I cannot wait to have a reason to use it for an extended period of time!  That will most likely be at next weeks Health Fair. Here is a photo of him in it...

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Breastfeeding and Birth Control

     I wanted to share with you all my newest Vlog post on Youtube. It is about Birth Control and Breastfeeding. I hope you find this interesting and informative. Please excuse how weird I am being and the bad quality of the camera. I filmed this video once before on a higher quality video camera and the battery died half way through. How annoying, but anyway it is up and that is all that matters. Here you are...
Also know as LAM or Lactational Amenorrhea Method. I might have left some things out or some things I said might be confusing. If so, please check out the wonderful and factual information on this topic at 
Look at my little spectator in the background. You have got to love him. :)

Friday, May 7, 2010

How great it is to be loved by you...

   I know, I know... I haven't posted a blog in awhile. I think about what I should write about often. I have to edit myself or I would end up with a blog full of hundreds of birth, breastfeeding, and Attachment Parenting activism blogs and a whole lot of hate mail.
   Today however I decided to write about something important, actually the most important. My family. Since Mother's Day is approaching rather quickly it has got me thinking. I don't think I say enough how much I really love and appreciate my family. I mean the truth is I have it real good. I have a loving, hard working husband and the most amazing, intelligent and sweet little boy. What more could anyone ask for?
   Ceaghan will be 9 months old on the 15th of this month! Wow, time flies when your world is lovingly devoted to someone. He is doing great and I cannot fathom how it is possible for one to harbor so much energy!  I wonder if I will get extra cuddles as a mothers day present? :)
  I am doing well with my training. I have passed all the tests I have summoned up the courage to take so far. I am such a perfectionist and will be disappointed if I don't do even better on the others. I am learning a lot of very useful and interesting things however. I still get excited like a child in a candy store when I study. That's a good sign right?
  Nothing much else has really been going on. I have been extremely busy trying to keep up with everything while trying to soothe my teething child. I do however manage to attend lots of local meetings and support groups with other mothers and their children. Which I find really relaxing and nice to talk to other adults.  I did however meet someone who is only one year younger than me that upon speaking with her, I felt as though I was twice her age. How awkward it was. We had nothing in common other than our motherhood. How interesting is it that women who are in so many different life stages and paths can all be mothers! And even with all their differences, for the most part all we strive for is healthy happy children!
So to all you hardworking, exhausted, and beautiful mothers out there... Happy Mother's Day! I hope someone makes the day go by a little easier for you.