Good morning world!
We’ve been in this hotel for 21 days now and with today being our last day, I realized our lives have been one big countdown lately.
1 day till we kiss this hotel goodbye forever (hotel tour)
2 days till we get our first shipment of our stuff in
1 week till I get my international drivers license
2 weeks till Caleb starts school
1 month till we get our car back
…and who knows when I go back to school and start teaching yoga again.
To say that I’m excited is an understatement. I can’t wait to make new memories in our little German home and I’m so excited to get started on decorating! I already have a whole shopping list planned out for Ikea and other stores here, haha. Sorry, hubs ;)
I’m also glad to have escaped the pesky bees at our hotel fairly unscathed. I didn’t mention it before, but we had a yellow jacket hive right outside of our window and since the Germans don’t use AC’s, we’ve had to keep our windows open 24/7. As a result, we’ve dealt with a number of bees buzzing around our faces our entire stay at the hotel, one morning I even woke up to 4 stings on my foot and poor Caleb got stung on his nose. Thank God we’re not allergic!
ANYWAY. Here’s a recipe I’ve been wanting to share for awhile. I know I have a few expectant moms reading and this literally saved my raw nipples when I first started my nursing adventure with Amelia. Remember how I mentioned she was tongue tied? Yeah. That was no fun but thanks to my stubbornness and a little bit of this slathered on my ta-ta’s every morning, we survived and now at 8 weeks later we’re still going strong with breastfeeding.
Obviously, you can go out and buy a $10.00 bottle of lanolin and that works just as well too. But I had these ingredients lying around, we were car-less since we had shipped our car overseas at the point, and I wanted to save money. So why not? Plus, it’s always fun to make my own products, like my favorite grapefruit scrub.
So here’s a homemade natural postpartum nipple cream for ya. <pretty sure I’ll get an influx of spammers for that. Isn’t it so nice of me to sacrifice a little bit of my blogging sanity for you guys? ;)
Natural Postpartum Nipple Cream
2 tbs Jojoba oil or cocoa butter – helps retain moisture
2 tbs Coconut oil – promotes healthy skin regeneration, moisturizes, and fights off thrush and infection
1 tsp Olive oil (not pictured) - acts as a moisturizer and is chock full of vitamins A and E
Pour all of your ingredients into a measuring cup, then melt for one minute. Mix everything together and then pour into your container of choice. I reused my old bottle of Earth Mama’s Angel Butter (which I loved) from my nursing days with Caleb. You can also get by with just coconut oil but again, I loved making my own.
So that’s it! Super easy and cheap. It’s also deliciously edible but I wiped off residue before nursing just to ensure there’s no harm done to my adorable little nipple nibbler, and so that I’m not slathering oil all over her face, haha.
Happy breastfeeding hot mommas! Wish us luck on our moving adventures :)