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I must apologize to those who have been visiting my blog via The Nester or Pinterest regarding the 31 Days to a More Organized Life challenge that I started participating in at the beginning of October. As you can see, I have only managed to put together a handful of posts even though we are 12 days into the month already. I have so many things I want to share and while I may not be able to do it for 31 days consecutively, I will still contribute 31 ways to a more organized life.

If I had participated in this challenge last year, I have no doubt that I would have been able to contribute daily. However, my situation is a little different this year 🙂 Here is what has been going on in my life lately.

Last week I was home visiting family. While it was nice to see everyone, I came down with a horrible cold and was sick all week. Around the same time, P randomly decided he didn’t want to nurse anymore. Needless to say, the week was extremely rough. While I feel better, P is still not nursing consistently and I am having to pump in order to get him a few ounces a day. This has been really hard on me emotionally and physically. I have been trying to dedicate extra time to him and of coarse pumping! Anyone have any tips or notice a difference in nursing at 3 months?

We also found out that we will be closing on our house October 31st. While that is extremely good news, it has really occupied every free moment. Luckily, I have an amazingly understanding husband who agreed that I would not be able to pack the house myself. We are having a company come in one day with 6 people to pack and then 4 movers will come the next day to move everything. In the meantime, we have been busy with paperwork, home inspections, fixing things around the house and more paperwork!

A few times in the last week and a half I found myself staying up till midnight trying to get a post done for the challenge. I felt like I was back in graduate school pulling an all nighter to finish a presentation. While blogging is very important to me and I value those who are following me randomly or because of this challenge, I need it to be fun for me!

We are off to the beach for a week where I hope I can catch up on some organizing posts and possibly give my blog design a little bit of a face lift!


  1. Brittany Belling October 14, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    I’m sorry breastfeeding is getting tricky! I wasn’t able to do it at all, so I can feel your pain, it’s so frustrating! I haven’t been doing too great on the 31 days either, I think I’m officially giving up this week, so don’t feel bad. I do love the organizing tips you’ve given so far though!!

    I nominated you for a Liebster award here on my blog!

    1. Mary Meyer October 16, 2012 at 6:53 pm

      Thank you so much Brittany! That totally made my day :o) I am excited about some of the organizing posts I have yet to put together!

  2. Katie Z October 16, 2012 at 12:39 am

    I LOVE your blog’s new look! As for BFing, I have no advice, because I EP….I a reaching my limit. We’re going to Disney World next month and I don’t want to drag the pump with me! I’m torn.

    1. Mary Meyer October 16, 2012 at 6:56 pm

      Thanks Katie! I think I may finally stick with this one :o) I have become primarily a pumper but can only get about 1-2 feedings worth a day so he takes a lot of formula. It has gotten easier emotionally so now I am just trying to find ways to get my pumping quantity up. Any tips?

  3. SJ@SweeterStill October 16, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    I wasn’t able to nurse my daughter because she was a preemie and too tiny to exert the energy needed to nurse. It was hard on me but I managed to pump successfully until she was about 6 months. With my son I encountered thrush and horrendous clogged ducts at around 2-3 months but we managed to push through by some miracle. Either way, my thought is that while nursing is wonderful, it’s not the end of the world if you can’t because fortunately we live in a world where we can still feed our babies a great alternative. I would try to nurse occasionally and see if P changes his mind – sometimes they just go through weird phases. Don’t beat yourself up if it doesn’t happen!

    1. Mary Meyer October 16, 2012 at 6:58 pm

      Wow, that is amazing you didn’t give up :o). Now that I am over the initial shock, I am better. Just can’t understand why it happened all of the sudden. I have been pumping more and more each day but offer to nurse at night and in the early morning and he usually takes. We really like Enfamil and have been using that as a supplement.

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