This week’s featured mommy is Elizabeth Davis, and she is one amazing woman. I usually do my own form of introduction for these mamas, but her bio is pretty perfect, and it should remain untouched. Here is what she has to say:
I’m Elizabeth, and I’m married to my high school sweetheart. He’s in the US Navy, and we moved from VA to CA on our first orders. We started with a lab, and ended up adding a boxer and a baby! Jayce is 8 months old and the love of our life. We are baby-wearing & breastfeeding fanatics, and we love exploring our home since we never know where we will be in a few years! As a young mom, I had no real expectations of problems or reality of becoming a mother. I had no idea that a baby could hate a car seat, or scream for hours at night for no reason…or that certain medicines could decrease your supply of breastmilk?! This has been such an incredible and heart filled learning journey.
Our interview with Elizabeth went something like this:
1. What was the first thing that went through your head when you found out you were pregnant?
The first thing that went through my mind was “no way!?” And then it was that I probably should call my husband and tell him not to pick up the prescription the doctors had just prescribed me. I had been sick for days and went in to be checked out. They told me I had the flu and loaded me up with medicine, come to find out, it was a little bean in my belly! We were so excited!
2. What have been some of your joys and challenges of breastfeeding?
The greatest joy of breastfeeding is definitely the bond between Jayce and I. Being able to comfort and soothe him anytime, anywhere is great. Being able to provide all the nutrition he needs solely from myself, is absolutely incredible. One of our major joys of breastfeeding has been being able to donate well over 5,000 ounces of breastmilk to other babies and mamas in need across three different states. The challenges were definitely the learning and struggles of latching and pain in the beginning. But with time, we have overcome it all.
3. What have been some of your best mommy moments so far?
Best mommy moments so far have definitely been watching Jayce learn to crawl, stand up, and learn every single day.
4. If you could give your son one piece of advice that you believe would make his adult life better, what would it be?
One piece of advice would probably be to follow his passions 100%.
Yeah. I wasn’t exaggerating about this woman being amazing! Wife of a serviceman, loving mommy, and generous donor to babies in need!
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Now, let’s swoon over a few more pictures of our featured mommy and baby!!