Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Where I Grew Up

Lately I've been missing where I grew up. I grew up in Eastern Oregon. I think that it's a hidden gem, really. It's really pretty and underappreciated. I grew up in John Day. One of those one-stoplight towns. Actually, it's the only stoplight in the whole county, so it's a one-stoplight county lol. And although I'd never want to live there again, as the economy there sucks, I really do wish I could visit some time soon. I'd also like to share some pictures, too, that I found online, just to illustrate. :D

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Photoshop Fun

I'm a "Noob" to Photoshop, but here are a few little things I've created:

BFing Update

It's been a while since I've blogged on my breastfeeding experience. I recently said that I was hoping to wean Anna by two, but I can see that that will not happen any time soon lol. She is addicted to the booby. She is also a surprisingly picky eater, so she often refuses protein and breads. She loves fruits and veggies, which is a fantastic thing, but I think it leaves her hungry at the end of the day. So she wants "Boo-Boo". She's so excited to go to bed at night because she knows she's going to get "Boo-Boo".... it's really cute, actually. She hops onto the bed and then tries to lay across my lap and I ask her if she wants boo-boo and she says, "No." (Which means Yes), so I ask, "Do you mean Yes?" and she says, "Yesh." And so then that's the time when I quiz her on her vocabulary. I ask her to point out her nose, eyes, ears, belly button, hair, head, etc. Then I ask her to repeat words, "Book" "Cookie" "Daddy" "Grandpa", etc. After a while she gets frustrated, so then I reward her. I have a feeling that we will go beyond two years at this point. Which doesn't bother me. As you can tell from the previous pictures, Anna is quite healthy and I often wonder if my milk has something to do with her size. She was the size of a one year old at six months, and now she's taller than her 2 1/2 year old counterparts (Tiffany, the middle child in the matching outfits picture is 2 1/2, the little girl she is holding hands with is exactly a year older than she is), as tall as some three year olds, or just shorter. So I don't worry about it, I think it's beneficial. Anyway, maybe I'm rambling now. I just wanted to update quickly.

Also, I'd like to encourage breastfeeding and extended-nursing mothers. You're doing a wonderful thing for your child. And yourself. Don't forget about the health benefits for mom, they're just as numerous as those for the child.