Why is Skin to Skin contact so important

Skin to Skin contact is very important. It helps the baby to get used to life outside the womb and is highly important for supporting mothers to start breastfeeding and to develop a close, loving relationship with there baby So it’s a great idea to keep doing skin to skin with your baby for as long as possible. Immediate benefits of skin to skin includes.

  1. Helping regulate infant temperature, breathing and heart rate
  2. It encourages and support breastfeeding by releasing hormones to stimulate milk production.
  3. Skin to skin contact relaxes mom and baby
  4. Stimulates digestion and an interest in feeding
  5. Regulates temperature

Research shows that it helps decreased the stress for mother and baby. Not only will there be less crying , your baby will be able to sleep much longer. It also improves the physical health of mom and baby and it gives them more bonding time by helping baby be aware of a sense or love and warmth. Children who experienced more skin to skin showed better language, cognitive and motor skills.

Have you been doing skin to skin with your baby? It’s not too late to start.

Why I Sent Myself To Time Out

As mothers we all love our kids. We would do anything for them, pass mountains if we wanted to. But, let’s be real. Sometimes those little ones can drive us crazy. My oldest are great, however once in a while they simply get at each others nerves. During those times it appears like I hear an overabundance of the screaming, whining, “Mom!” It is when I wish I can get away and hide.

I’ve tried the whole lot to hold the peace between my kids. Most of the time they do behave nicely, but once in awhile…well you can imagine. Once they really got on my last nerve. I wanted to scream. I wanted to yell. I wanted to just walk out of the house. But instead, I stood up, and excused myself and gave myself a time out. I marched right up to my room and closed the door.

In my room there was silence. I took some deep breaths and sat on my bed for a few minutes. The silence was enjoyable. Downstairs I noticed became really quiet. They were probably stunned that I walked away and gave myself timeout.

A few moments after I calmed down I went downstairs, had a conversation with my kids and peace was restored. So why did I give myself a time out? There were few reasons. Number one, I didn’t want to lash out at them. Screaming doesn’t help also, it only makes the problem worse. Removing myself was a way to make sure my feelings didn’t amplify unreasonably.

But, it was more than that. I wanted my kids to know that being aware of your emotions and taking the time out to reconfigure your thoughts is a good idea for anyone. A time out is not a mere punishment, it’s a coping mechanism. Taking the time to close your eyes, breathe, count to ten, can make you see your trouble in a whole new light. 

And, while we are being honest, just having that time out break was lovely… and I’d do it again anytime. 

Do you take time outs?

WHY I LOVE BEING A BOY MOM

When I got pregnant the second time around, I was once honestly hoping for a girl. I had a boy already, so one of every would be just perfect, right? Well, instead, I ended up with a second baby boy, and let me tell you–I couldn’t be happier. I love being a boy mom!

Dressing Them is Easier and cheaper

Girl clothes are cute, however boy clothes are speedy and easy! No dealing with hair bows, princess costumes, tights and an infinite warfare each time we go to the store. For the most part, my boys content in whatever.

They’re Fun

My boys are simply about as silly and rambunctious as they come. They love running, screaming, getting into things. Basically, they live existence at full velocity and they have a blast doing it!

I Worry Less

I love that I don’t have to worry that much with boys. My boys are rough and energetic. If they fall off the couch, they just laugh it off and keep playing. If they get dirty, they don’t even notice. They’re just too busy having fun

Boys Love Their Mamas!

I’m sure girls love their moms too, however from what I’ve heard, there is an greater one-of-a-kind love between mothers and sons.Whenever they are sickor in need of comfort, it’s all moms for sure. And I love that. My boys have always clung to me in a way that they don’t with anyone else. My relationship with them is so special.The hugs my youngest boy gives me every morning when he wakes up make me the happiest mom in the world.

I love their tender hearts

Just when you think they’re the toughest, roughest, sort of kid, they surprise you with the softest word or kindest touch. Melts my heart. Every time. My boys always knows how to comfort me when I’m sad or just when I need a hug.

I love their protective instinct

In spite of all that, these younger lads can be pretty chivalrous. They can’t bear to see me dragging a heavy load out to the trash. Or to get hurt. Or cry. I always tell them that “I’m stronger than I look,” however they don’t seem to believe me. They choose to protect me from all harm. And that’s fine with me. They’re always mommys protector no matter what age.

The gift of making men for the future is wonderful

The gift of making men for the future is wonderful. Being a part of how they see and have interaction in the world is a reward I relish. Teaching them and seeing them display emotion with perception and compassion is the BEST part.

No Drama

I love to get away from the sparkly pink piles of drama and lock myself away with him and some legos and talk about robots and dinosaurs. No drama.

No need to worry about fixing hair

No hair to brush/braid! I have three boys and we can go from the shower to out the door in less that 30 minutes.

Being one of my most important women in their life

I have the privilege of being the most important woman in my boys’ lives. Sure, they love Grandma, and someday they’ll probably fall in love with another woman. But at least for now, I am the main female figure in their lives.

Are you a Boy Mom? What is your favorite part of being a Boy-Mom?