We aren’t actually in control until we surrender it

I was largely focused on gaining control during my first pregnancy. I wanted control of my body, my labor, my baby. I was probably over-compensating for having zero experience with children prior to getting pregnant, so I found comfort in this idea of becoming an “expert” with the nine months I had before my big promotion. Continue reading “We aren’t actually in control until we surrender it”

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Why I’m “still” breastfeeding

As we approached his first birthday, the “are you still nursing?” questions began. My goal has always been two years, though it is a goal that has been harder to see now that I am pregnant. And yes, nursing through pregnancy is totally a thing – and yes, it is safe. But it definitely adds an extra layer of challenges: feeling touched out and experiencing pain being the two biggest setbacks.  Continue reading “Why I’m “still” breastfeeding”