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Breastfeeding my children has hurt my marriage...

As much as I hate to say this aloud, and I wouldn't (and won't) change a single second of my nursing journey, I do believe that breastfeeding my children has really (really, really, really) hurt my marriage.

I know, dramatic, right?

Well, this is how I believe this all came about...

First, we got married, thought it would be fun to just practice and not really try.  That didn't work.

Then we started to try.  That didn't work.

(Enter stress levels rising...)

Then what we used to think was fun, wasn't fun anymore and it wasn't working.

(More stress...)

So then, we sought help from doctors and procedures.  That didn't work.

We got disconnected, we were just doing the deed to make a baby and not to enjoy it.  It was a lot of work and it still wasn't working.

(Soooo much stress here.... we just didn't know what to do but give up... have faith and let it just work itself out...)

Then something happened... a series of things.  We got pregnant!

Then we los…

Grateful

Why is it that when November comes, we force ourselves to remember how many things in our lives we are thankful for?  Why can't we do that throughout the whole year?  Why does it happen now?  Just because Thanksgiving is on the horizon and we like to remember those things around that holiday?

Well, with all of that said, I'm going to try and commit.  To sharing my top 3 things that I'm grateful for whenever they come up throughout the year.

Today, I'm starting.

I got this email from BlogHer about NaBloPoMo and every day they are giving topics to help prompt reasons to write... Today, it's perfect.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

So, to continue why I'm grateful...

Today, I'm thankful for my quiet time with Coen at the end of the day.  We always put the kids to be together (or at least we try) and what usually happens is we play and read in Coen's room.  We have Emie give kisses to everyone and t…