I don’t love breastfeeding | The Leaky B@@b

I don’t love breastfeeding | The Leaky B@@b.

Love this post. My friend shared it with me today and I felt the need to share it with you. It is a very honest post and if you are planning a family, have one on the way or are struggling with breastfeeding please read it. 🙂 You always hear stories of how wonderful breastfeeding is and some even say how it feels wonderful… Well that is not the case for everyone. Everyone is different and it is okay to feel indifferent towards it. We all have different feelings towards breastfeeding. That is our right as human beings and as parents. Some might struggle with it  and others don’t. Some, like I did with my first, might feel that there is something wrong with them for not loving it. I certainly felt so many mixed feelings in the early days of feeding my first. It was not easy. I was overly critical of myself and wondered if their was something wrong with me.

For me breastfeeding is what I thought and felt was best for my babies so I just did it. I focused on the positives. It really helped to focus on how beneficial it was for my baby and how it made my baby feel. There have been some wonderful bonding moments along the way. While it may not feel natural it really is the most natural way to feed a baby. It worked for us.

What I am getting at is, if you don’t LOVE breastfeeding that is okay. If you do love it, that is just great.

I am not telling you to breastfeed and I’m not judging you if you choose/chose not to. Everyone has different life experiences, thoughts and feelings. At the end of the day you just have to make a educated choice on what you want to do and just do it.
Cheers, Danni

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Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day Marty. I know Father’s Day we aren’t celebrating Father’s Day until next weekend but I really wanted to take a moment to thank you.

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Thank you for all the sacrifices you make and for all the things you do for us.
Thank you for your broad shoulders that have carried our boys when they are too tired to walk any further.
Thank you for your strong arms that wrap around them and offer them love, warmth and shelter when the world is just too much for them to cope with.
Thank you for always telling our boys you love them.
Thank you for magically kissing their pain away when they fall down hurt or when they bump their heads.
Thank you for every meal you cook, story you tell, drink you make.
Thank you for always getting us home safe when we travel. 

In all honestly there are way too many awesome qualities you have and things you do for us. If I was to continue to list them this post would go on forever. 
We are so very lucky to have you and love you so much.

I also want to say a quick Happy Father’s Day to my Dad. Thank you for the life you gave me and the sacrifices you make. Thank you for loving me and supporting me through everything, no matter what. For putting up with my disrespect, anger, frustration that I no doubt sent your way as I grew up. Thank you for looking after me when I was sick. Thank you for always being a Dad that I could count on.
I love you.

Happy First Father’s Day to my brother.
Olly is very lucky to have you and I am sure you will always be an awesome Dad. It is so nice to see the love on your face when you look at your little man. 

To all the Fathers out there.
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Small brag

Every now and then my boys say something beautiful and it just inspires me. It encourages me to keep on parenting the way Marty and I are.

I am in the kitchen preparing to cook and Jake just yelled out “Mum is there anything I can do to help? Do you need help?”

He is such a beautiful soul just like his Dad. Always happy to help when he can.

I am blessed and obviously doing something right =D

My inbox was out of control

Today I noticed that my email had 12000 unread emails, none of which were from friends. They were all blog posts and newsletters from various companies. So  I went through and deleted them all. It was truly a boring and mammoth task. 

While I was filtering through the emails I took the chance to read some from some of my awesome friends. What a trip down memory lane to past times. I had a glimpse of what my life would have been like without kids. It also made me think of how different life would be, for Marty and I, if we had of taken different paths to the ones we chose.

I also looked through old photos and remembered some truly beautiful moments shared with family and friends. I just wanted to thank everyone for sharing my journey and being there for me when I needed you.

Happy Anniversary Marty

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6 years ago, Marty and I officially became a couple.
It has been the happiest 6 years of my life. 
So much has happened in that 6 years. We have grown as people, as a couple and now we are raising little people together. We have been there for each other for some seriously hard times, through death and birth, sickness and health, good times and bad times. There have been many hours spent cruising together listening to tunes with the wind in our hair, bottles of wine shared, food enjoyed and places explored. 

Marty you make me so happy. You are my everything; my love, my best friend. 
When I am sad you are always there with love, hugs and something funny to say or do to lift my spirits.
When I am mad you calm me.
When I am happy you make me laugh; more than I ever thought was possible. 
When I feel lazy you motivate me.

Thank you for everything you do for our little family.
Thanks for all the sleep ins, morning coffees, breakfasts, not forgetting the milk when you would much prefer to just come home, random treats, cooking dinner and helping around the house.
Most importantly thank you for being an awesome Dad to our boys. For all your patience  and understanding. 
Every sacrifice is recognised and definitely appreciated. You work so very hard for us and with that comes so much stress. I am so very proud of you.

So thank you for six great years. I am sure there are many more to come and I look forward to our future together.

I love you. xx

It is official… I am a dreamer!

I have spent most of my day looking online at house ideas. Not because we are building now but one day we will…

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When we do I want it to be perfect. Our little sanctuary… our home! 

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It will happen, in time, because both Marty and I want it to happen. Once upon a time I would have been happy to have any place but now I have my little family I want it to be perfect.

 

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If you are a dreamer like me,

 

 

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because us dreamers make the world a better place.

Just imagine…

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Peace xx

I’m an Aunty!

On the 25th of May my gorgeous little Nephew entered the world.
Marty raced off to the shops and returned with some bubbles to celebrate.

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Sadly I haven’t had the pleasure to meet him yet. Our first attempt was ruined when I got really sick. Can’t wait to meet him this Saturday.
I am so proud of my Bro and his fiancé Keira 🙂