Ella is Born!
Ella Antonetta Maria
I finally gave birth to my second child - January 6th she arrived. Phew - glad that's over... little did I know that my attempts to breast feed second time around would fool me - it started out so pleasant - but now I feel the pain - in the nipples. I hate it now. I'm thinking if I continue to give breast milk it will be via the bottle/breast pump... otherwise, I see no problem with switching to formula. I hate that everyone says "breast is best" or "borstvoeding... natuurlijk" - yeah, I agree - it is cheaper and natural - but who is to say it's better. I'm not sure the pros out weigh the cons of this practice. I can still bond with the bottle - I know just how much she is getting - Dad can help feed - no leaky breasts - and the pros go on and on! I mean the only pros for breast are cheap and natural - that's it? Come on - I don't buy the whole it's healthier and the baby doesn't get sick as much because I know plenty of people that did only breast and their kids got sick all the time and Kailea was hardly ever sick until she started pre-school and was around other kids... So that argument doesn't fly with me.
Anyway, Ella is so beautiful and such a pleasant baby - I really love her... I'm a proud Momma - I feel very happy and fulfilled with my new little girl... Kailea is a great sister to her - so far and everything is going fine... except the potty training with Kailea... that I could use some help with.