Exclusively Pumping. And why it sucks.

I had a ridiculous amount of issues breastfeeding Christopher. I never thought it would be so difficult to do something that’s supposed to be so natural. I remember when I was pregnant, I read about how breastfed babies have higher IQ’s, have less ear infections, are healthier and just are all around better babies in every single way. I mean come on now, how can you not breastfeed??! How could you even consider feeding your child formula? God forbid, the horror of it. The pressure of breastfeeding is really ridiculously overwhelming. Continue reading “Exclusively Pumping. And why it sucks.”

Hand Foot Mouth Disease: How to survive it.

Last week at preschool Waverley caught Hand Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD). We got a letter from the school telling us that the 2 year old classroom had been “exposed” and if any symptoms should appear to keep your child at home. We’d already gotten one of those letters about Pink Eye and also about some weird skin virus a few weeks ago so I was starting to think that I’ve been sending my kid to to some germ-infested wasteland. Continue reading “Hand Foot Mouth Disease: How to survive it.”