bunny

A beautiful day in Seattle.

I planned a walk today at Carkeek Park and was greeted by this little bunny and his mama,OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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After our trail walk, Silas and I continued our adventure to the beach. organized outing #3

Here are a few shots from our morning.

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Silas & bubbles

The bubbles were an impulse buy at Target.

I wasn’t sure how Silas would respond. I half expected him to not care or even notice. Well, here you go. A few moments of Silas & bubbles.

……well, the video isn’t showing up. So go here to watch.


10 on 10 – March 2013

morning greeting

morning greeting

mail drop

mail drop

Sunday Times

Sunday Times

reflection

reflection

visit with Papa

visit with Papa

tree rings

tree rings

frisbee

frisbee

tea time

tea time

stroll

stroll

church

church

Hope everyone had a great 10th.
Cheers!
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sunny saturday

Today was beautiful in Seattle. I fortunately had plans to spend part of it outside. Moments to enjoy the sunshine don’t come around often this time of year, and I was not the only one looking to take advantage of it.

Here are a few photos of my outings.

Cheers.

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The first set of photos are from Washington Park Arboretum, and the later are from the neighborhood (Green Lake).


a womanly art

What an amazing experience to breastfeed. I am still in awe that my breast alone is enough to sustain my child for 6+ months of life. One of God’s miracles.

When Silas arrived into this world and was laid on my chest I had no idea the journey we were taking. Struggling at first to get a good latch. Long nursing sessions in the middle of the night. Writing down and tracking the time spent on each breast, and whether diapers were wet or poopy. Falling asleep while feeding. Was he eating enough? Is he gaining? Sore nipples. Learning to pump. When to start a bottle. Searching books, websites, and people for answers.

All of it was worth it. The time Silas and I have shared since his birth is priceless. The bond “they” talk about, is real for us. He and I are a pair.

My fabulous sister started early with her support. I attended her La Leche League meeting in Arlington about a month before Silas was due. I found myself surrounded by experienced mamas who were willing to share their stories and advice.  Then Sydney lent me her “bible”: The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding.  This book I began reading immediately, and continued to scour for information. Truly learning about this “womanly art”.

Looking back at the adventure of breastfeeding, I can’t help but feel proud. All the time and energy we put into it has paid off with a beautiful growing boy. Thriving. Joyful. And now it is second nature. I dare call it easy. For both of us. We have a rhythm.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASilas is now almost 6 1/2 months old. 16 lbs 12 oz. I plan to continue breastfeeding until it “ends”. No idea as to when that may be, but I will enjoy every moment of it while it lasts.