This first post is kinda a rant and a get to know me all in one. I am tired of being a pumping working momma. And I say this because I work in a space that has no where for me to pump. And I would talk to someone, but really do you want to talk to a male Commander about where in the building you could go to pump? I don’t. In fact I do everything in my power to not bring this up as I don’t want people to think that I’m a “crying Suzy.” Also, It’s hard to pump in uniform anyways. GRRR. I’m still going to because it’s the healthiest thing for my son to eat, but I need to get my courage up and say something. Walking to another building, 10 minutes to set up and 30 min of pumping then the “tear down”… it takes about an hour just to do this once. Ok so I know I said I’d get posting on crafty ideas and such and here is one. If you cloth diaper then you know how expensive it can get with the doublers and the liners and all that. A great way for you to cut costs is to go to the thrift store and buy up some flannel recieving blankets and microfiber towels and make some doublers yourself. Or get the towels from the dollar store as another great way to save money.
You can cut the flannel into 6″ long by 2 to 2 1/2” wide strips that work as liners and to make doubler just put a strip of the mircofiber in between two strips of flannel (of course sewn together) and you have a great doubler for those overnight diapers. I will be adding pic.s for that once I get to this project. I think it’s number 3 in line. 😀 My current project is a ring sling using flannel for a winter weight sling. Slings are great for convience and I know my little one loves being right there at my chest. It’s also a great ab workout. 🙂 I will be filming myself making this and will be posting it here. Expect it around Sunday.
For all you new mommas who want to lose weight and don’t think you can while breast feeding, remember that you only need 3oo-500 more calories to breastfeed your child each day. This means that you can eat healthy and workout and still breastfeed. I’m doing it and will keep you all updated on my progress as I go. I’ll also post recipes that I have found and love and will definitely give credit if I can.
Have a good day and remember, that this is only a stage. 🙂
❤ Lisa aka Crazimomma