Hello May


April treated me very well but I’m still happy to see May here. Despite our typical spring weather being up and down, (snow one day and 70 degrees the next) the world around me is greening up, the sun is out and feeling divine as is shines down on my face. More walks to the park will be happening and if I can swing it, I’ll even be getting some climbing time on the rocks outside tomorrow!

Hurray. Hurray.

Here are some pics to show you what I’ve been up to. (Sorry for the repeat if you are following me on Instagram.)

MS Walk:



Mountain biking with my hunny:


Biking with my Baby (not on the mountain):


Painting rock pets with Emma:


Taking care of this little guy:


Going to the park with this little guy:


And cheering on this little guy’s first steps:


Ha, ha! It feels like a lot of time is spent with my “little guy.”

I’ve been suffering from a repeating clogged mild duct. Luckily there is no infection yet. I’ll work it out and then a few days later it will come back. I get them in the same spot, same side, each time. Usually the clog is in my nipple and then it backs up the whole bottom half. Ouchy, they hurt. They make me grouchy. Have any of you suffered from these over and over again. I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong. Is it Sam’s position? Am I not getting enough sleep?

I’m going to get the hot pad and lay down until Sam wakes up from his nap.

Oh no, he just woke up.

ps. I bought these jeans. I’m not sure if I should have buyers regret or not. Am I too old for printed pants?



4 comments on Hello May

  1. jessica
    May 3, 2013 at 4:40 pm (4 years ago)

    Love the painted rocks! Look at you being crafty w/ Emma!

    Do you have any lavender oil? I’ve read that’s good for a stubborn clogged duct. Here’s something I was just reading when I was googling info on essential oils:

    1 part eucalyptus oil 2 parts lavender oil 3 parts chamomile oil rub the blend on the skin over the hot spot. If you can’t feel a hot spot, just rub all over the skin– not the nipple. Then do the warm compresses. If the clog is near the nipple, you may be able to squeeze it out like popping a pimple.

    I am MISSING YOU. UGH. I want a visit!!! And those pants are cute. I keep wondering if I could get away with some polka dot ones.

  2. clo
    May 10, 2013 at 2:38 am (4 years ago)

    I am in love of you Painting rock pets with Emma !!!!! Take care.Hugs

  3. Carrie
    May 10, 2013 at 10:58 pm (4 years ago)

    I had the worst repeating clogged ducts with Jack about a year ago. Made me grouchy, sad, in pain, all like you said. After researching I found what worked great for me. Lots of B vitamins – I think I was taking 2 B-100s a day, and a vitamin called Lecithin. It works to break down the stringy strands of milk that clog us up. I think I took 1 3xday to get rid of the initial clog and then went down to 1xday for 3-4 days after to make sure it was good and gone. Eventually the clogs just stopped coming around and I was SO happy. I feel for you! If you google lecithin and clogged milk ducts there’s a lot of info out there. I think I remember reading that you don’t want to take too much though or it will make you feel sick. Anyway, if you try it let me know. I hope it works for you like it did for me because I know it makes you miserable. So sorry :(

  4. Sabra
    May 12, 2013 at 1:33 pm (4 years ago)

    Love all the pics… and the pants!! Totally cute. I am really looking forward to some serious closet-make-overs this summer with your help! xo