summerheath We are a sleepy group. #sleepymonday#naptime 2d

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summerheath So we bought this hat from @calaylabillings & today I realized she'll probably outgrow it before it gets cold enough to wear. #bummer So I took her screaming as an opportunity to let her try it on and get a least one picture in it. Okay, it was more for me. At least something good came out of her fussy day. 6d

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summerheath If anyone was wondering... This is the girl who's been running away with hearts. #lovelylady#regalbeauty#babyheath 1w

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summerheath Just some of the nursery set I ordered from @rattlemycrib. I just suggested a color and a theme & she ran with it. She amazing and has this sweet shop on Etsy. I wouldn't use anyone else. #cribset#arrows#etsy#shopetsy#changingtablecover#coral 1w

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summerheath Tagged by @radee ....#fromthecuttingroomfloor ...a very round, tired pregnant lady. But the reward has been amazing! Thanks for the tag & getting me to look back Randee! 1w

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summerheath Does this photo make you yawn?? I'd say she like her new custom swaddler from @rattlemycrib Thank you! #babyheath#arrows#swaddle#yawn 2w

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summerheath I guess we are official. 1st family photo. It only took my brothers wedding to get us out and dressed up. Ha! 😬#family#2to3#newbornlove 2w

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summerheath I realize this photo could be a little "risqué". That's stating the obvious to those of you who come from the same part of the secluded world that I am from. (Wyoming). As #worldbreastfeedingweek has gone on, I also realized how the topic of modesty arises as well and though I am a mAjoR advocate of modesty, it seems as though having a child who depends on me every 2-3 hours to feed her has shown me a new perspective. Just recently I had a comment from a mama saying she grew tired of having to rush out of the room every time her baby got hungry. I agree! Why can't I just finish my convo with you and feed my baby at the same time?! It's become clear to me that this, this image you see, is my life. 1/2 - 1/3 of my life. I literally look just like this as often as I sleep. (Well as often as you sleep maybe). So in honor of World Breast Feeding week, in honor of normalizing breast feeding & in honor of breast feeding moms everywhere... I post my slightly risqué photo that took me 3 days to feel confident enough to post. And I hope someday soon I can look just like this in your company and in your presence when my little girl starts wailing, because it's her time to eat. I hope I can sit and visit and not feel the need to leave or run to the other room, cause this is me. This is me outside of the local FroYo joint. This is me in my home feeling stuck in my home so I can feed my daughter. This is me in the next room in hopes we can finish our visit together. #normalizebreastfeeding#worldbreastfeedingweek#breastfeedwithoutfear 2w

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summerheath Oh just trying out our new @happyheartslings that my amazing friend @allibear_stryker got for me and baby! No biggie Thank you so much Alli! & we love your design @radee! Gorgeous! And that's the look she gives when she's totally blissed out. #babyheath #happyheartslings #youhavetohaveone#wearallthebabies#bestgiftever 2w

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summerheath Before I was even pregnant, I learned of the importance of breast feeding. How it carries all of baby nutrients, enzymes, and everything to keep baby from getting sick even! God's perfect design. So I thought, why wouldn't all women breast feed? Soon after, I learned about the terrible effects of formula and how it often makes babies sick... Thankfully, shortly after my judgmental period on women and how they feed their babies, I also learned that not all women can breast feed. Some try and try and others just simple can't produce milk. How awful, I began to think and this put a fear in me. That I wouldn't be able to provide my baby with this perfect nutrition. I knew that if I failed at it, I would be devastated as so many women are. I felt compassion for them. Throughout my pregnancy I would pray that I would have all I need and at night I would always dream of succeeding. What a powerful visual. But it didn't completely erase the fear. Immediately following the delivery of #babyheath, I kept asking, "can I feed her now?" "Is it time?" "When can I feed her?" It felt like forever, but finally I did and with a little help from my birth team, she was latched and nursing like a pro. As if she'd been doing it for months! It was so relieving and one of the best moments of my life. To be able to provide the best for my little love. I'm so thankful. Even in the middle of the night or when it seems it is all I do all day, it makes me feel so valuable and thankful. So so thankful. #worldbreastfeedingweek #breastfeedwithoutfear 2w

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summerheath I'm a huge advocate for #breastfeeding. Like a put your fist in the air and cheer on all women who freely breastfeed. Then my daughter asks to be fed. Depending on the company or my surroundings, I freely feed. But why are there limits to my freedom? Ironically, freedom is all that I ask for for my daughter. That she experiences the freedom that comes from the Love of God. Freedom to dance and twirl and sing no matter the company. Freedom to weep or even scream! I pray #freedom for females everywhere. Especially my little love. Thanks to all the encouragement I received on the breastfeeding topic, I'm doing a 3 part series to voice my take on the subject. I'm grateful @s_t_a_r_l_a @radee @sarahherman23 @michellemark39 #worldbreastfeedingweek #breastfeedwithoutfear 3w

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summerheath A proper IG tribute to turning a month old today. I also have the perfect #breastfeeding photo for #WorldBreastfeedingWeek today, but I'm sure I have a few followers it would offend...dang it. #babyheath#RegalElise#breastfeedwithoutfear#notthereyet 3w
  •   vintagedoula Oh, I hope we see it soon! I pray when our kids are our age society will think nothing of breastfeeding in public. There is nothing more beautiful than that bond. 3w
  •   summerheath I pray that too! @vintagedoula And it would sure make like a lot easier as well! I'm definitely getting there. 3w
  •   michellemark39 @summerheath you should post it! I breast fed both my kids for over a year and when I tried to cover up in public and they'd yank the cover out of the way. What can you do? We shouldn't have to worry about offending people for doing right by our children. 3w
  •   summerheath I agree. And to be honest, I do BF in public & I never worry about it... But for some reason, it's the people who are "close" to me that I worry about. Stupid I know... I think you may have convinced me. @michellemark39 3w
  •   michellemark39 @summerheath I know waft you mean. I used to worry about them too because they would get so embarrassed, but I finally realized it was their problem not mine. I'm very modest so I never flaunted anything, but my baby nursed every 2 hours for months and I finally reached a point where I didn't feel like running out of the room all the time to make others feel better. 2w
  •   summerheath @michellemark39 Absolutely. That's half of your day. Everyday. Literally who you are for months. Good for you! 2w
  •   mrs.poodie Awwwww I love her! 2w

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summerheath It's a fact... My girl loves loud music & driving fast. She may be mine after all. #roadtrips#worshipmusic#mygirl#UhOh 3w

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summerheath Mama Starla & Papa Bob loving on the little. She loves them. #babyheath#beautifulfriends 3w

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summerheath My gorgeous new sister loving on my brand new daughter. #babyheath #julybaby #julywedding 3w

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summerheath I never knew I was capable of loving so much. #swoon#daddysbabygirl#babyheath 4w

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summerheath Because regal ladies wear sun hats. #myloves#babyheath#summerbaby 4w

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