Wife, Mummy, Nurse: June 2014

30 June 2014

Debest $30 Credit {Giveaway}

debest giveaway

Dêbest has just launched a line of naturally-coloured cotton infant apparel and accessories. Naturally-coloured cotton is super soft for baby, and a fiber whose production is much gentler on Mother Earth than traditional white cotton. Wife, Mummy, Nurse is helping Maman Loup's Den give away a $30 (USD) credit to spend online (and Dêbest will cover shipping).

Giveaway is over. Winner: Melanie R.

This blog is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Open to resident of Canada and the US. Give away runs from 12:01 AM on Monday, June 30 until 11:59 PM on Monday, July 7th. (EST) Winner will be notified by email and must respond within 48 hours or another winner will be chosen.

25 June 2014

Soaked Oatmeal with Strawberries

I eat a bowl of oatmeal daily. It's one of my comfort foods. Plus, I'm breastfeeding, and oatmeal helps boost milk supply. Add in the fact that it has iron, and after my son's birth, I lost a lot of blood and needed to eat food with iron. Usually, I eat it warm with butter and brown sugar, but I have been trying to cut back on sugar. Recently I discovered I actually like eating it without sugar.

About 12-18 hours before you're going to eat the oatmeal. Take 1/3 cup of plain Greek yogurt, 1/3 cup almond milk, 1/3 cup cut up strawberries strawberries, and 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract. Purree them together in a blender.

Add to 1/3 cup of rolled oats and stir together. Place in refridgerator overnight. 

Cut up a few strawberries and place on top. Eat cold.

What's your favorite way to eat oatmeal?

24 June 2014

Lambie & Me {Review and Giveaway}

When Charis was born, I had swaddling blankets, but they were made out of flannel and were only 28 inches X 28 inches. It was hard to swaddle her since they were on the smaller side, and she was 9+ lbs. Plus flannel was thicker than I wanted it for a summer baby. When I found out I was pregnant and expecting a baby whould would arrive shortly before summer, I knew I wanted to find something different.

23 June 2014

Currently {June 23, 2014}

Thinking about my mental to do list and everything I want to get accomplished, but telling myself that I need to be okay with the various imperfections our our home. I'd rather be a mom who does not freak out at her family when things are not as clean as I'd like them to be. The basic everyday goals are done today-the sink is shined, the bed is made, dishes are in the dishwasher, and the bathroom counter was wiped down with a disposable wipe. The toys scattered in a small area on the floor are a reminder of being blessed with a lovely daughter, and the dirty diapers remind me that I have a newborn who needs me more than making sure our place is spotless.

11 June 2014

One Creative Mama: Born To Nurse {Review & Giveaway}

This is a sponsored post.

You may remember that I wrote about my various experiences with breastfeeding Charis-battling mastitis when I was one week post partum, pumping bresastmilk for the times I worked outside the home, breastfeeding when I was sick, breastfeeding when Charis was sick, plus general information. As of today, I have been breastfeeding my son for one month; thankfully, I have has a much easier first month nursing my son compared to my daughter.

09 June 2014

Currently {June 9, 2014}

Thinking about how I was often smug before becoming a mother. There were things I swore I would never do. One was giving my daughter my Apple device so I could get 15 minutes of sleep. Don't worry, I have a protective case, plus she has no clue what my passcode is. The only thing she's able to do is take photographs with it. I have decided that God brings these things to mind to humble me and to learn never to say never.

Reading The BFG to Charis. I'm trying to read to her while I'm nursing her brother. It might only be a page or two at a time, but I decided I don't want to push her away just because her brother is eating. Plus, it helps prevent her from poking her brother and trying to smother him with love and affection.

Listening to sermons preached by men who are candidating at church. I officially do not like having a vacant pulpit and look forward to the day when we have a pastor.

Watching nothing, and it's great.

Thankful for my children. Last Monday, I was feeling sorry for myself. I had not slept well the night before because Lil' Man woke up every two hours. Then I found out a friend's baby died from SIDS. I hate death, especially when it involves children. I cried and prayed for B & A on and off for hours; our babies were about two months apart.

04 June 2014

Baby Sophisticate {Yarn Along}

Since my son's birth, I have not been doing much knitting. On Saturday, I officially finished the Baby Sophisticate cardigan. I cast off and weaved in the ends over 5 weeks ago. I planned on using black buttons, but as I looked in stores and went through my button collection, I did not find buttons that were satisfactory. I decided to use a button packet that I bought at a Jo-Ann Fabric Store for another project {which was never started}.

What are you knitting or reading?
Join me over at Ginny's Yarn Along.