Late night drive & National Breastfeeding Week!

Monday, August 4, 2014
Good Morning to my beautiful blog readers! This past weekend went by too fast, and it drained all three of the Howland's in the process! The sun was beaming all weekend long, and we spent all of our time outdoors. Ava bug got her first real "tan" and Justin kind of resembles a lobster with his sunburn.  We even managed to fit in a trip to the drive-ins! I can't even begin to tell you how fantastic that was. Ava bug went down shortly after the first movie started, and that gave Justin and I some one on one time. She slept straight through the ride back home, and that was also fantastic!

Here lately I've noticed that Bug has become restless when it's time to go to bed. That's usually not like her because she's always been such an easy baby to put down. She's cutting teeth five and six right now, and something is telling me that teething is the culprit behind her new sleep patterns. Friday night was the first time we have ever driven around our neighborhood in order for Ava to fall asleep. It's funny to us because usually you hear about people with their little infants riding around, trying to sooth their babies... and here we are with our toddler cruising around in order for her to go to sleep. The ride worked like a charm, and Justin and I got a little late night snack as an added bonus.

On another note, National Breastfeeding week is among us and I couldn't be more thrilled about all the participation in my home state! I was so bummed our family missed the big latch on this year, but I'm hopeful that if i'm pregnant now (more on that later), I'll have a chance to go next year with baby # 2 and Ava bug. For those of you who aren't familiar with the big latch on, take a peek here. Thousands of breastfeeding mama's around the globe come together to nurse at the same time. It's a very powerful movement, and I'm so glad our state has so many locations for registration.

Sunday morning (after a delicious IHOP breakfast), I took a pregnancy test... and it was negative. It was still a bit early to test, and I'm only seven days (as of today), past my ovulation date. I plan on taking another test in a few days, and it's been a lot of work not to get my hopes up over a potential pregnancy. Justin and I are both staying optimistic, and are still really excited about our future babies!

That's all i've got for now guys. Justin just started online classes to obtain his BA in history, and I've been more than willing to help him get into the swing of things! I'm so, so proud of this man!

Happy Monday all!

♥- Leilani

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