The first few days of breastfeeding were rough. To say the least. But after lots of persistence, how-to videos, and advice from friends, family, lactation consultants, our pediatrician, and Google, I am thrilled to report that Marshall and I are working it all out. We are finding our groove, and breastfeeding is finally becoming the enjoyable experience I hoped it would be.

I am really loving those quiet moments with him snuggled close as he fills his tummy. And the moments after when he tilts his head back and purses his lips looking quite satisfied. Sometimes as he nods off to sleep after eating, his lips break into the tiniest sweetest smile. I can’t wait to see a real, intentional smile spread across his face.