If you don't care to read my, possibly unpopular, truth stop now.
Ever since I shared that we were expecting a baby boy I have heard "aw, dad finally has his boy." Such a simple, innocent statement made time and time again by well meaning strangers. Though the truth is, it hurts. Worst than that it planted a seed in my mind that has been fostering some really negative feelings in me for the past 9 months.
"His boy" "His boy". What? Why is it "His boy". Why not "our boy"? I have heard this statement so many times that it has made me think that maybe Wyatt really is more my husband's, maybe he likes him more than me. Maybe they have a connection that I will never understand or be able to match. Maybe I will be old news sooner rather than later.
To top it off I had to stop nursing sooner than I would have liked. Whether I like it or not that severed a bond that wont ever be there again between Wyatt and I. Don't get me wrong, I know we have a different bond and that I am not less of a mother because he is formula fed. My husband can help with feeding Wyatt now which is both wonderful and sad. I am not his only source of life anymore. His father has a special place in his heart, mind and life. A place that once only I filled. Some times it doesn't phase me, I am filled with a sense of pure and complete love that I can't even imagine fading away.
But really, after looking through all the pictures, as we can all see, even if it is true, even if they have a bond I will never match, Wyatt is pretty lucky to be "His Boy".
I mean, really, look at the smolder...
As most of y'all know I was sick for about 3 months straight at the beginning of this year. It was exhausting to say the least. Once it was all behind me I couldn't wait to start refining my nutrition. nourished babe has been such a motivational and educational tool! Unlike most nutrition trackers it didn't put all the focus on the amount of calories you have eaten in a day. It is so much more than that! It focuses on the quality of the food you are consuming and helps you stay on track with vitamins and minerals. I have always struggled with drinking enough water. Some how I am always behind. (Maybe it is living in Alaska, I am cold so I don't want to drink more cold water...) nourished babe has my water intake front and center on the app allowing me to quickly and easily see if I have gotten enough water for the day.
Now, I did not know about this wonderful tracker while I was pregnant but I know it would be a huge blessing to any expecting or nursing mother! Nutrition is so incredibly important when you are growing and sustaining the life of your child. I read this on their website and it stopped me in my tracks:
44% of pregnant women do not reach key nutrition requirements during pregnancy. That’s a scary stat when you consider that nutrient deficiency can have lasting negative effects on health and wellbeing for both you and baby. We’re here to empower you on the journey of involved and impactful parenthood throughout every stage of baby’s development.
I am so proud to be working with a company that is striving to change this and create a better future not only for pregnant mother but for the wonderful babies they are carrying.
To get started on a healthier you is very simple, just go to the app store and download the nourished babe app, use invitation code NCL and you will be off and running!
I am very excited to share with y'all that if you download the app you will have the chance to win a $100 gift card to Pottery Barn Kids. The person that uses this app the most in the next 30 days will be the winner and nourished babe will contact you directly!
Let me know on my recent Instagram post if you are going to give it a shot, I would love to keep in touch and have some friends to help keep me accountable!
Ever since moving to Alaska I have been looking for some kind of bean sprouts or micro greens. Unfortunately they don't sell them in the store up here. Maybe it is weird of me but I would look just about every time I went in hopes that the all the sudden started carrying them. No such luck.
Now enter Hamama Greens.
I was so stoked to find their company and learn how I can easily grow my own! I'm pretty sure I did a happy dance right then and there when they arrived. They are so easy to grow and even my youngest daughter was able to help me set it up. (Check out my Instagram Hamama_Greens highlight to see how it is done)
The micro greens come in this really cool seed quilt, all you have to do is add water to the tray and watch them grow! It is so fun to watch them get bigger every day.
There are different greens you can choose from. We have tried a few and love them all! I seriously put them on everything! They are such a perfect topper and are packed with so much goodness.
To get started with your own mirco green goodness click here. I hope you love it as much as we do!