2 Years of Elin!

One of my go-to brands for nursing wear, Elin, celebrated 2 years of bringing comfortable, fashionable clothes to women of all shapes and sizes. I can wear their clothes everyday, especially now that we’re always nursing on the go. They have a lot of new arrivals and color options for the classic faves on the site. Here are some of what I plan to buy:

Maternity skirt but I'm not preggy!
Maternity skirt but I’m not preggy!
I need all the colors of the basic nursing top!
I need all the colors of the basic nursing top!
Agnes Tee
Agnes Tee
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Amelia Dress

I had fun during their celebration at La Creperie last May 26. It was sort of me-time but Baby Y was with me because we’re directly feeding. No problem because the invitation said to come in your favorite Elin piece, so a nursing dress it is!

Lookie at how cute we were!
Lookie at how cute we were!

Thank you Martina, Pat and Kathleen for having us! Congratulations again!

*All pictures from the Elin site

**By clicking on the links on the clothes, I will have a small percentage of the profit if you buy. So buy na! Hehe!

The Weekend That Was: Disney Live, Kiddie Party and Pizza Bread

It was a busy weekend for us! First stop was the gala showing of Disney Live! Three Classic Fairytales. Can I just say that I can never get used to the traffic situation on Edsa?! It took us 2 hours to reach MOA Arena!!! Z fell asleep in the car so he was a bit cranky at the start of the show. But I really think he enjoyed seeing Mickey Mouse on stage and eating lotsa popcorn.

I wish MOA Arena will elevate seats accordingly so everyone will get the best view possible.
I wish MOA Arena will elevate seats accordingly so everyone will get the best view possible.

It was my god-daughter’s 1st birthday party so we trooped down south again to attend the brown and pink themed party. I was amused at how well-behaved Z was… Or it might be because of the candy buffet?! He even enjoyed the puppet show and lined up to get his loot bag.

Attacking the marshmallows!
Attacking the marshmallows!

We didn’t have a helper for the weekend. To refrain from ordering out, I pre-made Pizza Breads and stored them in the fridge. We just had to heat it for 4-5 minutes in the toaster. The Butter Toast from Bread Talk makes for a great Pizza Bread as it is big and thick. Ours had a lot of toppings and it didn’t feel too cramped. Top with lots of grated cheese and it’ll taste the same as a store-bought one!

Our Pizza Bread with ham, pineapple, mushrooms and lots of cheese!
Our Pizza Bread with ham, pineapple, mushrooms and lots of cheese!

And can I just share?! I love this Kylene Dress from Elin! It’s comfy enough to run around Z and a bit stylish to still look polished. I am also in love with the color! Matches well with my polka dot Cath Kidston diaper bag heehee!

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I hope you had an awesome weekend as well!

Breastfeeding for 30 Months

Yes, we’re still at it. We are in the weaning process and according to some, it may take years before he completely stop! At this point, Z is nursing to put himself to sleep and for comfort. He’s actually learning to nap on his own when I leave him with my parents. My dad says he just lies down on the bed and sleeps. No fuss whatsoever. Our strategy when I leave him is that he should be awake and I say my goodbyes properly, but I don’t let him see me walking out the door. So far, there hasn’t been an issue with him. Once we tried leaving a sleeping Zoren with my parents. Two hours later, my mom was calling because he woke up and was looking for me. From there we learned that Z would be best left with my parents while he’s awake, and they would be the one to put him to sleep, so that when he wakes up, he knows that I wasn’t there at all.

I use our breastfeeding sessions for our teachable moments especially when he’s on a tantrum spree. Which is quite often. There’s really a connection whenever we nurse and I feel that he takes in everything I say to him. Sometimes, I also use these moments to read him a book because when it is our book time, he’d rather read on his own or would want me to ask him where an object is.

If not for our helper, I wouldn’t be reminded of the benefits of breastfeeding. She noticed that since she started working for us on January, there has not been an instance of Zoren getting sick. Not even coughs and colds. Staying in a non-heated pool for more than hour is also not an issue. Breastfeeding does wonders to a little child’s body!

Breastfeeding is not limiting at all. I get to drink alcohol again, yay! But I make sure that I’m not going to get tipsy or would not be in control of my body or else I’d be putting my son at risk. A bottle of San Mig light or a serving of wine would do. Dressing up is also not a challenge anymore! There are a lot of cute nursing clothes available in the market. Of course, my favorite would be the ones from Elin 🙂

I love this color!
I love this color!
Who would think this is for nursing?!
Who would think this is for nursing?!
Can be used for formal events!
Can be used for formal events!

Breastfeeding certainly is rewarding for both mom and child! This is one of my proudest achievement as a mom! Breastfeeding rocks!