First and foremost, we are so so happy to announce the birth of our seventh child, our fifth boy! He came into this world with a ton of dark hair, blue eyes and at home. That's right. We experienced our first home birth! It was planned and went so well.
Here is our little man who is now nearing 2 months.
He is nursing like a champ. But I would like to be honest and say that nursing is an endeavor. Especially in the beginning. My milk always comes in around day 3. And with a vengeance. There are ice packs involved. Then for the next 2 weeks latching on hurts! All I can say is 'stick with it' and 'use lanolin from day 1'. I am now experiencing the joy of breastfeeding and all the bonding/money saving/wonderful things you read about in books.
One of my recent purchases has been THIS nursing cover. It actually COVERS my sides and my back! It is perfectly stretchy and lightweight and doubles as a carseat cover. Hands down one of those items that I wish I had 7 babies ago.