His Mother’s Milk

Pumping as a Bridemaid

When I found out I was pregnant, I knew there were major decisions I had to make within the next nine months. I still say 10 since he was born at 39 weeks and 2 days. Of course, everyone had their questions and opinions — but mine were the only ones that mattered at that point.

Was I going to have a natural birth? What hospital would I want to deliver in? Who do I want in the room? And lastly, would I breastfeed?
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Fruition

Before I graduated with my Masters in Social Work from Rutgers University, I began applying for every opportunity available that was related to my field. I struggled with the motivation to take the licensure exam regardless if it was paid for.

I just didn’t want to take another test.

So I applied for a position I never thought I would do. And that was to work with federal inmates in a Community Corrections facility (Halfway House).

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Tongue Capacity

I’m sure before fifth grade I learned the gluteus maximus is the strongest muscle in the human body. And recently acknowledged this fact again as my family enjoyed yet another game of Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader? Well what else can be a strong portion of the human body? The tongue. If able, this muscle can be the most powerful, hurtful flow of one’s form. Continue reading Tongue Capacity

What’s a friend anyways?

My ally. My supporter. My confidant. My humorist.

The term friend is thrown into sentences freely. I see friends as individuals who can empower, challenge, advise, celebrate and share one another’s accomplishments.

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Nowadays, it appears to be difficult for others to remain on your rooting team. I do believe some others rather be ahead of you than on the same level as you.

You ever compare your life to others around you? Yea, me neither. Continue reading What’s a friend anyways?

Wait to be King…

Massiah is now 9 weeks and a few days or 2 months.

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He’s continuing to grow and develop as expected. However, we have ran across one slight concern. Acid Reflux. On both sides of his family, there are stomach concerns. And low and behold, the babe may have it too.

I nurse him every two hours with the exception of an afternoon 3-4 hour nap and overnight.

And I tell you he doesn’t miss a beat! It’s like he has an internal clock!

He latches pretty well especially with my size {shout outs to the little ninnie crew}. BUT after he finishes maybe 15 minutes after, guess what color his shirt or bib is? Breast milk white!
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Persistent Faith

“but Mary kept all these things in her heart and thought about them often.” (NLT) (Luke 2:19)


“The ability to remember is a beautiful gift when it’s positively embraced. Mary recognized that keeping the Lord’s blessings near to her heart and remembering them produces beautiful memories. These memories are sweet and can carry us forward through difficult times. As this verse says, keep your blessings in your heart and think about them often.”

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One Month Down

We made it one month, us and him!

So far the babe has been keeping us pretty active. He is very alert and observant. Majority of the time, after he eats throughout the day he enjoys being up. I don’t mean just awake; he likes to be sat up where he can see what’s going on with those beautiful bold eyes. If he cannot see any light or something he can focus his eyes on than he will get fussy. The bassinet does not do any form of justice when it is time for his up time. Continue reading One Month Down