Just a little old-fashioned weekend recap here. How was your holiday weekend? I hope it included good food, family or friends (or both!), beautiful fireworks, and if you were lucky, a little Pony by Genuwine. Ha!
1. Magic Mike
This movie did something special to my soul. I didn't go and see it expecting to see an Oscar worthy storyline, but I have to say the movie was actually pretty cute. Yes, they actually managed to make the Magic Mike movie cute yet sexy...ahh, just like the perfect man, right?! But yeah, besides laughing with my friend until my face hurt, that movie was therapeutic.
I honestly feel like since I had my two boys, certain things just haven't really been on my mind. I mean, I've been breastfeeding for the last 4 ½ years straight, throw me a freakin' bone here. I'm just touched out and want to be left alone after the kids have fallen asleep. Having two kids in less than two years also gave me some body confidence issues. My usual reaction when I see the "look" on my husband's face is "Oh god..." before I try to look busy or asleep. It's not my husband at all and I feel bad for him because there's all of these things going on in my head that he just can't understand. So yeah, I think because this movie was so playful and lighthearted, it just made me feel the same way. It also kind of reminded me that I'm a woman still, not just a mom.
2. The time has come
I'm weaning this little guy. He's 2.5 and my cut off is before 3 for whatever reason, that's just where I draw the line in the sand. I think it's also where my body naturally wants to cut them off. When I was nursing Piggie at this age, I had a ton of milk because Dacky was 6 months old, so it wasn't like I was drying up or anything. But strangely enough, I developed intense aversions to nursing him again like I had during my pregnancy with Dacky. And only when I nursed him! My body was fine nursing the baby. This time around, my milk is drying up. I can hear him swallowing only during his morning nursing. During his nap time nursing, I hear nothing. And it's getting painful.
He fell asleep for his nap today with no "mimi" after some protesting, but he's been going to bed without nursing for about a month now. Another reason why my milk supply might've plummeted. I think it's just a natural course. At least this way there will hopefully be no engorgement issues since I hardly have any milk left anyway.
I can't promise you won't see sappy, depressing, exaggerated posts in the near future that my last baby weaned and that I will never breastfeed again. You've been forewarned!
3. Better Box
I'm reviewing a new subscription box that I'm really excited about because it's very Law of Attraction-y and all about feeling good, being happy, spiritual growth, etc. This one is neat because you get an email every day for each one of the items in your box which has a little activity for you to do. This month's focus was on gratitude (which as I just wrote about CHANGES YOUR LIFE!), so this has been really cool!
4. For 4 Year Olds!
This is Piggie, who upon wakening must immediately go check out his new Jurassic Lego collection and scrupulously make sure everything still looks perfect and how he left it the day before. God help you if you touch or even look in the direction of his Legos without first asking. And the answer is always no, anyway. Also, EPIC tantrums anytime he can't get a Lego piece on perfectly. Tell me this is just his age and not the budding of some lifelong neurosis...
5. Possible book cover
This is REALLY in the works still, meaning it could be completely different by tomorrow, but I wanted to share the general theme and feel of the book I'm writing! I'm getting really excited to launch this book, I'm still going through it and adding in so much of what I want to say for each subject. Here is my table of contents currently.
Writing this book is like addressing all of my own fears and weaknesses. And truly, I'm writing it for myself. As my own guide to refer to when I'm stuck or needing a reminder of how powerful I really am or simply need inspiration! It also helps me write in a much more open and honest manner rather than feeling like I'm on a stage in front of hundreds of people and feeling like I'm going to fail them all. I clam up!
So I'm VERY excited, maybe even moreso for the worksheet bundle that will be coming with it (which is bigger than what I currently have written on my table of contents). Cause I am a worksheet whore! There will be worksheets to help with getting out of ruts, facing fears, sorting out feelings, clarifying goals, identifying self-limiting beliefs, daily aligning, nightly recentering, etc etc!
So that's what's going on in my world over here! As I said, I hope you guys had a great holiday weekend! Let me know what you did, if you saw Magic Mike, if you have any thoughts on crazy preschoolers, or what you think of my book cover- I'd like to hear any or all of them! 🙂