Today is my favorite day! Although it takes forever to get me and three kids ready for church in the morning, I LOVE this day! I love going to my church. I love seeing all the people at my church. I love a good sermon and great music. I love Sundays!
Also another plus, I got my book today! For those of you just tuning in, I am about to go on an amazing journey through the book, Seven, by Jen Hatmaker. I just sat down to get a little taste of the book this afternoon and let me tell you, I am terrified! In a good way, of course, but none the less, terrified!
The first month is food. She picks seven foods to eat for a whole month, with only a little salt, pepper, and olive oil! While her food choices look like wise ones, I am still terrified. I tend to really enjoy food, plus I am still nursing my 3 month old baby. Something that terrifies me more than my own food satisfaction, would be my milk supply taking a hit.
Anyone who has tried to nurse or has nursed (or has known any mother who has nursed,) should know that it is hard work! You have to consume a ton of calories to keep up a good supply for baby and keep up enough of your own body fat to supplement nutrients when needed. Any kind of diet change can alter breast milk and supply. Now let me take this time to state, I love to nurse! I think breastfeeding is one of the best bonding experiences a mother can have with their baby. I am in no way looking to quit any time soon. In fact, I plan on nursing till at least the first year of my baby's life.
So, I hope you can understand how truly terrifying this is for me. But I know that there are many mothers around the world that nurse their babies with a lot less than I am blessed with everyday. That being said, I KNOW I can do this! But I may need a ton of support!
I will continue reading about Jen's first month and get back to more details with you all later but I just wanted to share a little bit of my own feelings while starting this book!
Have a happy Sunday!