This earth is so gosh darn beautiful! 🌎
I thought i should introduce myself since there are a lot of new faces around here! 5 things about me:
1☀️ I am in love with being outdoors!! I grew up working outside constantly clearing land and growing sweet corn. I’d pick a pond over a pool and a lawn chair by the fire over a seat in a movie theater every time
2☀️ I was raised up in Fairview Tennessee! We grew up fishing and frog giggin and building forts in the woods. I recently moved to the AZ mountains where my hubs is from! The elk and mule deer here are amazing!!!
3☀️I love my Savior Jesus Christ. I am a devout Christian and supporter of our country and our troops.
4☀️I LOVE PIZZA. I would eat it for every meal if I could
5☀️ I love to sing and play guitar! I’m basically your typical southern girl who loves to get messy, wear a ball cap, and play my 6 string around the camp fire. ☀️Well that’s me!! Comment something about you and let’s get to know each other!! ❤️🥰
I nursed Rowan until he was 18 months old. I had planned for a year, but when the time came neither he or I were ready. Rowan has always been my snuggler, and the way he would curl up and his little legs and feet fit perfectly and softly against my belly was simply the best.
Cayden, on the other hand, is my little brute. We call this kid tank and bulldog already because he’s earned the nicknames. Cayden is my pincher, my flailer, and my biter. But he does it all with the sweetest little grin on his face which is the ONLY reason we made it to the one year mark. 😂 Also with Cayden, we struggled with tongue tie, and then my supply tanked toward the end. We were given multiple donations of breast milk by my best friend/sister. I mean seriously, can you think of a more amazing gift?
So I’m feeling mixed emotions tonight as my breastfeeding journey with Mr. Cayden Ray draws to a close. Despite the stress, inconvenience, and even stigma surrounding breastfeeding, there is something so special about knowing that little baby depends primarily on me to provide nourishment. It’s symbolic of my baby not being an infant anymore, of gaining another layer of independence...and it just all went by too fast. 😓
And to those who don’t get the challenge of having to find time to pump while being responsible for patients in a busy ER, let me just tell you..it’s incredibly stressful and you ALWAYS feel like you’re failing SOMEONE. So that part I will not miss in the slightest.
Cheers. To one of the most incredibly-amazing and incredibly-difficult tasks I’ve ever completed. 💪🏼