I am a lactivist who has been breastfeeding for six months. I plan on continuing at least into my daughters first year. One of my favorite quotes about nursing is "Formula is to breasts, what wheelchairs are to legs". This means that barring a medical emergency, all babies deserve and need breastmilk. You wouldn't automatically adopt the use of a wheelchair without needing one would you? Sadly, the majority of mothers these days don't see it this way.
ANAIAH means "God has answered" and is taken from the bible (Nehemiah 8:4). My husband and I diligently prayed for her and on January 29, 2007 we learned that God had answered our prayers. Our little blessing was born 10/6/07 after only 5.5 hours of labor. She was born in water and had a very uneventful entry into the world. No epidural. She was only 6 lbs, 11.5 ounces at birth and 19.5 inches long. Feel free to scroll down for pictures of my lovely family.
She's such a goofy little thing!
My little diva!
Naiah's first swimming excursion! This was on Daddy's birthday!
This is one of my favorites. Like father, like daughter.
No one is as funny as Daddy is!
Back when I was 'with child'.
One of my other favorites. This was before my daughter was concieved
(but not long before *wink*)
This is my hubby when we were in Germany.
Me and hubby in Paris. I was 16 weeks pregnant here.
Dexter over the Holidays (2007)Me when Naiah was only 3 weeks old.Naiah at 3 weeks old.Me on my wedding day, May 21, 2005