Thursday, October 23, 2008

October, my favorite month...

So, we've done the pumpkin patches & are finally decorating for Halloween. Our neighbor's annual Hallowwen party is this weekend. The big thing we look forward to in October though is the darling husband's birthday weekend. He took off work, we took our oldest out of school and went to the very edge of Virginia, to the empty police camp with our friend ( & Joaquin's godmother) Brunie--the same place we celebrated the birthday last year.

We fished and and my oldest caught the big one that we ate for breakfast, we had a huge Bday German dinner with real wurst from the German Gourmet in Falls Church. The man in my life brewed an Oktoberfest brew for the occasion, he brought the whole keg. Since I am expecting, I only had a few sips, but it was a great beer! The breakfasts were huge, we went to a couple of wineries and we hit a Scottish festival. The kids played with other kids, Brunie invited friends that brought their grandkids.

Here are some highlights: I relaxed, Joaquin experienced his first moon bounce in the capable hands of his godmother, the little guy loved riding across the camp field in a truck and my Creature--fun loving as always.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

This was a question on today.

"Why don't pediatricians, and OB-GYNs for that matter, get educated about breastfeeding?! Mine promote the heck out of it, congratulate me for keeping up with it, and were quick to criticize me at the mere mention of weaning before my daughter turns one, yet can't hold an intelligent conversation about it, let alone answer questions. And I was shocked by the question you ran a couple of weeks ago about a doctor who criticized the "richness" of a mother's milk. Is there any movement within the medical community to get doctors up to speed? I thank my lucky stars that my community has an amazing lactation consultant who provides her services at no charge. But she'd have a lot more free time if there'd been someone in the hospital after delivery to give me some proper training. — 4 Out of 5 Doctors Don't Have a Clue!"

This is why we have La Leche League.

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I'm just a mom in the world. A crunchy Catholic mama of 6 trying to make sense of it all and stay positive. 5 boys here & 1 in heaven. One awesome man who I get to grow old with. I help new moms breastfeed. I`m happy. I don`t go to shows or dance clubs every night but I would if I could. Where`s the nanny? When I see her she`s SO fired! One of my boys is super sweet and sensitive, another one is a holy terror. I learn a ton from all of them daily. Like Nigella says, as any parent of small children knows,there comes a point in the day where you can`t go any further without a drink! I love cocktail hour. I`d like nothing more than to be with my family and some good friends surrounded by tropical plants drinking a margarita listening to the Eagles. I don`t care about trendy, I like that grungy 70`s vibe.