Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A new chapter in our lives.

     When my baby boy was born 13 1/2 months ago, his first meal was my breast milk. Now 13 1/2 months latter he has moved on to rice milk and solid foods.  Yes I made it 13 1/2 months!  I can't believe it.  That is a lot for me.  I nursed O for a year, but buy his first birthday he was weaned so this extra 6 weeks was a big deal for me.

     I am not one to push nursing, it works for our family and is what is best for my boys.  But I don't really like it or enjoy it.  I don't hate it, otherwise I would not have made it 13 1/2 months, but I don't love it either.  So I am happy to say that I am getting my body back.  It will finally be mine again and I will not have to support any other living soles with it, well unless baby number 3 comes.  I can now eat what ever I want.  I only have to worry about my own food allergies when feeding myself and not the food allergies of another living soul. 

This has also started a new chapter in our lives.  This means that my baby is getting bigger and is now old enough to not need mommy quit as much.  He is becoming a toddler.  I was completely surprised at how easily he weaned and when I cut that last feeding out he did not seem to mind.  He is getting to be such a big boy.  I am going to have to learn to say that I am a mother of a preschooler and a toddler.  Where has the time gone?

  Just look at my "baby" pushing his firetruck.  He is no little baby anymore.  What is this momma going to do?  This is to the start of the new chapter in our lives!

1 comment:

  1. How jealous I am that you lasted that long! Nursing wasan emotional experience for me and I failed miserably. I love hearing that other moms were able to do it well.

    I actually loved it but that may be because I fought so hard to do it right and was just unable to.

    Good for you Jill!