Breastfeeding and pregnant 

So when I was on my Facebook last week I couldn’t help but notice that a girl had announced her pregnancy . I mean I was happy for her who isn’t but I know she breastfeeds her one year old still . It got me asking myself a lot of questions like is it safe ? How is she going to breastfeed two at once ? So I thought I would do some research since I think it’s interesting to know these things .

So I found that it is perfectly safe to breastfeed while pregnant as long as you eat really well so your unborn baby isn’t deprived of nutrients . So even if you’re finding eating very difficult or having a lot of morning sickness your body will go in overdrive to use all the nutrients possible so you and the baby aren’t deprieved. Once you feel better you will be able to eat a lot of good foods and I mean a lot of it for both of you .

You are going to have too eat for three now so you should be aiming for at least 500-800 extra calories each day ( four servings of protein , and six servings of calcium each day)  don’t forget to drink loads of water , 8 glasses would be enough.

Is it safe?  Breastfeeding while pregnant in most cases will not give you uterine contractions , it should not increase the risk of miscarriage or going into premature labor . Only because the amount of oxytocin normally released when breastfeeding ( oxytocin also stimulates labor ) is not enough to cause the cervix to open prematurely. If you are having a difficult pregnancy or you are at risk for early labor weaning would probably be advisable .

To continue breastfeeding or not while pregnant is you’re decision to make. You might feel more discomfort or may produce less milk , also maybe your child will wean on his or her own because of the change In taste since thecolostrum   comes back .

Either you choose to breastfeed or not it is completely safe to continue doing it as long as your healthy and you are having a risk free pregnancy . 

     

Tiffany barba 

Baby,Baby,Baby !

http://www.catersoshkosh.ca

 

Babies are awesome , when i was pregant i remember being so excited to know baby’s gender , i was waiting on that confirmation to go SHOPPING. May i say i love shopping i mean who dosent when its for baby stuff its always fun. I live in the south shore of montreal near too many stores , thats what my bank account thinks anyways.I wanned to share with you my best stores for shopping for baby .

 

CLOTHES, CLOTHES, CLOTHES

Carters , i love carters for kids because its affordable and cute, they have a large variety of choices and the cutest outfits . I remember when they told me i was expecting two boys , i was very happy of course but boy clothes is so blah , until i went to carters and saw all the variety of different colors its not just blue red green they have alot of different styles .Their baby pyjamas have integrated hand covers so baby dosent scratch his or her face.

zara also has very nice clothes for babies and toddlers , its maybe a little more pricey but still affordable and very stylish.

Babies r us , also really great good prices alot of sizes and what i prefer mostly Kardashian kids kollection wow . I cant get enough of buying their clothes its so adorable and i find the quality of the material really good its not cheap and thin . Their clothes can be sometimes on the pricey side but if you get them on sale then you can have more for your money. Babies r us are also selling carters now but only a small variety so your better off going to the store itself .

 

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Their is also the childrens place wich i find pricey but quality is very good and the clothes are cute too but i dont really like the boy clothes there i find them blah.A good thing about them is that they have premie clothes for really small babies like one of my twins that weighed 4,15 pounds their pyjamas were good for him .

 

Overall , their’s baby stores for every budget , and every style, its up too you to know what you like and need. Maybe also you will like to buy online from individuals its up to you , whatever you choose, whats important is the love you give to your baby and the joy they bring to you and your family.

 

 

Tiffany xox

 

 

 

 

 

Little girl

So i started writing a book and here is a little preview feel free to comment anything that goes threw your minds while reading it .

 

I had lost my place and all the attention I cherished so much . That’s when I started being an out of control child , I was mean  and frustrated . I was always punished because I didn’t listen and I was just an angry little kid . I loved everything that touched imagination it was my place where I went when my life was a mess  and I still go there till this day . I loved going to school because it changed my environment, I didn’t like being home . So here I was this little girl that was mad at the whole world because I was not a single child . at some point in my life I blamed my mom for not being able to make the process easy for me , intergrating me in  the fact that I wasn’t gonna be alone anymore . I blamed her for not spending enough time with me , and I thought she didn’t love me anymore I was so angry and sad , I wished sometimes I would die . At school I didn’t have a lot of friends , but the ones I had were great . In the third grade I was bullied by a bunch of boys , they would wait for me everyday after school to beat me up ,they would run after me and shove me on the ground . I would tell my mom but she didn’t believe me because I had said too much lies . one day it got really bad, they were kicking me on a man’s lawn and he came out to scare them away , I was crying so much I couldn’t speak he ended up calling my mom . That day my step dad went to go see all these little boys parents with me to give them shit , the look on those kids faces was priceless . The next day, my teacher spoke to the whole class about bullying and that boys shouldn’t hit girls and she made them say sorry to me in front of the whole class, way to go teacher, I felt so embarrassed, because now everyone knew.

 

 

WRITTEN by tiffany barba

Twins

I just recently gave birth to two beautiful non-identical twins, Tyler and Noah, I gave birth at 37 weeks on November 23rd. May I say that this pregnancy was hell, my daughter is 5 and that pregnancy was great, I walked in heels, gained 25 pounds, stayed active daily. My twins had Something else in store for me, at the beginning all I waned to do was sleep, all day!

Should I say that this pregnancy was not planned to start off with, I had just finished taking blood thinners because I had been diagnosed on December 21st with pulmonary embolism. My pulmonary embolisms were due to birth control pills, see the irony of getting pregnant.   when I found out I was pregnant I knew this pregnancy contained risk due to my medical condition, wich meant I had to inject myself every day in the tummy until the end of my pregnancy. when we went to the first ultrasound to see baby for the first time may I say I was happy I was lying down. I remember the lady saying you know theirs two right, my facial expression was priceless apparently because she laughed, I almost fainted.

I gained 34 pounds with them, I weighed 130, at the end of my pregnancy I was at 164 pounds, wich is pretty good for twins. The boring part was if I walked for 10 minutes I would be in pain; I couldn’t stand to long either I would get dizzy or my legs would get really tired. Sleeping in the end was hell, I have a foam mattress my favorite thing in the world, I guess I knew how to princess and the pea felt like only exception I was the pea, a huge pea!

I also got to meet my friend sciatica, for those who know how that feels am sure you can relate, sciatic nerve pain is very common in pregnant women. The pain is sudden and you have problems putting one foot in front of the other and laying down doesn’t always help, for me it was worst. A hot bath helped most of the time but not always, glad that’s over. so at 37 weeks I was having contractions at about 7 pm and went to the hospital at 1 am, I was so stressed I couldn’t stop crying. the thing with twins you never know how things will turn out, meaning that some twins are born at 37 weeks and are fine and others have breathing problems due to immaturity in the lungs because they are not finished developing. every mom wants a healthy baby, I had two to worry about! second thing with twins you give birth in the operating room in case of an emergency   C-section, which is common also if one of the babies is head up instead of head down. Tyler was head down, Noah was head up, at 3 am I was getting an epidural, the anesthesiologist was really nice and patient.

 

At 6:30 they were breaking my water, that’s when I went from 4 cm dilated to 9 cm in about 45 minutes. I was crying, cause at 24 years old I wanted my mom but she couldn’t be there because when you give birth in the OR only one person can come with you. at 7:30 we were ready in the OR I pushed three or 4 times and Tyler came out , I was desperately waiting for that cry , and he did as soon as he was on me .For Noah,   they broke his water also and the doctor went to get him by his little legs with  her arm and brought him down , I pushed 2-3 times with him and he came out crying also .What a relief two healthy babies , I breast fed both of them at the same time (yes its possible ) but I needed practice ! after 48 hours we were out, I couldn’t wait to be home in my bed that was now so comfy AMEN .

 

When you tell people your expecting twins most of them say oh-oh double trouble, I would definitely want to rectify that; twins mean double diapers, double cribs, double stroller, double clothes (especially if one is bigger than the other), double car seats, double bibs and the list goes on, most importantly it means double love. A big shout out to parents with twins everyday is a journey, or should a say a double journey spent amongst them.

 

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Tiffany Barba

20’s 

In our generation ,today ,we find ourselves all puzzled. I mean am 24 still sitting here like what am i going to do with my Life , what’s my purpose here on earth ?!? 

Who am i , what should i do , what needs to be done , are all questions i ask myself way too much . I know who i am,i love to laugh,write,help people, meet new people , learn new things, but if i try to go deep inside i don’t know what am suppose to be doing as a career or even what makes me filled with fufillment. You know that saying “do what you love and you will never work a day in your life ”  well i like shopping and day dreaming does that count ?  I am not a lazy person ive had a job since i was 15 , i worked At subways , quiznos, McDonalds,barmaid …. You get the idea ive tried many jobs ! Now i am working at an old folks home , i love my job very much , maybe to much ! See the problem is thats not something i want to do for the rest of my life maybe part time but not forever . 

Society pressures us so much to start making money get a job and pay your taxes , dreams go out the door . Theirs a band called twenty one pilots, what they  sing about makes so much sense just listen to the song “stressed out ” it says it all . So why give up our dreams to be able to fit in ? Isn’t dreaming vital, if i couldn’t dream i would be depressed i wouldn’t have nothing to keep moving forward in life . Dreams feed our souls, yet we are pressured to go to school do this do that , in the end no one is really happy or fufilled inside. Your 20’s should be excitement, crazy ideas ,   experiencing new things , live the dream , be happy , fall in love , not questionning ourselves everyday and what we are suppose to do .

Dream big . Love alot . Live  like tommorow won’t come. Make everyday your best day !  

New year new me BS 

Happy new year, so now its Time for you all the make the resolutions that you Will probably break or give up on or just Forget that you made them ( i wanned to lose 15 pounds hmm hmm i got pregnant … With Twins ) that didn’t turn out to great ! Lol 

Seriously though you might want to stop smoking or go to the gym try that new organic grocery store ( wich might cost a little bit more money but the quality is way better) maybe you want to be financially secure fix your relationship or just finish 2015 single . But honestly why do we wait for the new year every year to change or to improve our daily lives? Why don’t you just quit your shitty job ? Leave your shitty relationship, take a risk, go on a road trip , change your Life everyday of the year, you are in control . Half of people that make new year resolutions don’t even stick up to them , why if you ask me , its because we set these goals only once and then just do it for a couple of weeks and get tired of them . 

Therefore I think we should set goals every month and then try  to improve them until we reach or maximum and that we are satisfied with our results . So yes to my opinion New Years resolutions are bs , just make everyday your best day !