the destroyer. that’s what we call her.

Is this week over yet?

What I most took for granted while this girl was tiny, was how breastfeeding affected her health. All those precious antibodies that she was pumped with all day long kept her from ever getting sick. Forget the weight loss & the cost savings for me…it was the protection that my baby got from all the ick that made it totally worthwhile.

I nursed exclusively until she was a year old. I am proud to say she’s never had an ounce of formula. But now that she is on less of my milk than ever before, she is getting sick. I cringe a little when I see other kids in the gym daycare…because I know that a few days later we’re going to get hit with something new. My health or her health? Sometimes I wish I could keep her in a bubble. But I can’t. She’s going to get sick. We’re going to have sleepless nights. I am not an over-medicate-er, so she is going to tough it out just like her parents do. She’s only been on antibiotics once, and I’d like to keep it that way. I could not live without Little Noses Saline Nasal Mist, a suction bulb & the humidifier. She loves her Little Noses so much that she smacks her little hands together & asks, in baby sign language, for more. Silly girl. But seriously, this is how we get through it.

But then there is the food problem. Seems to get even worse when the sickies hit. Anyone else have a throw-er? (if you have tips on overcoming this, I am ALL EARS & BEG you to share!) Some days it’s all I can do to keep my calm when I see all the money I spend on organic e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g. being thrown on the floor. At least she does it with a smile. I suppose.

I have never been more thankful that I have a dog. Who eats anything. ;)

Hope your day is filled with a little more sleep & a bit less floor mess than mine.

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Hi! Hello! I am Shawna, the founder of Styleberry Blog. This creative corner of the internet has become a learning haven for moms and creatives, offering a warm and encouraging nudge to those who wish to be better and do better, but often don't know where to start. From Decorating to DIY to Diapers and Paleo-ish Dishes, I strive to make the complicated simple and empower women to take action beyond their personal comfort zone. I subscribe to the Shine Theory & so strongly believe that we shine when the women around us shine and mutual support—lifting up instead of tearing down--will always be the culture here. Are you in? I hope so! Beyond the computer, I run Styleberry Creative where I work with clients to create low fuss, high function spaces that are pretty and practical in San Antonio, Texas and beyond. I LOVE making a house a home. My own studs out renovation is now complete and I am now back to working with clients. Please don't hesitate to drop me a line if you'd like to work together! I hope you’ll join me on this fun new adventure! Xo.