As I was falling into sleep world last night I began to think about a twitter update (do you follow me on Twitter? If you don't, you should) I did this week about remembering how much I love nursing.
My mind then began to wander into another world.
-Don't you love how I give the background on how I come up with my post?-
Thinking about my favorite things the first year being a new mommy.
Not the standard magical beautiful answers. But stuff like. Did I enjoy having my own personal living breathing person to play dress up with all day? Yeah I did.
But my two favorite things about being a new mommy was nursing and all of the excuses to sleep!
1. Nursing- I thoroughly enjoyed nursing Phoenix. After the first two months of literally wanting to punch a cat (sorry animal lovers) when he would latch on, nursing was blissful. I never had any type of breast infection. Phoenix never had thrush. I never had thrush. He never got sick.
Yeah the bras sucked balls. The were the ugliest things ever, but nursing made me feel like "Super Mom" I enjoyed also having a handy excuse to duck out of some place early or show up late.I enjoyed that my only job was to sit on the couch watch All My Children and nurse.
I learned how to do laundry while nursing, cook, brush my teeth, eat (sometimes crumbs would fall on his head so I had to throw a nursing cover over him), go to the bathroom, and sleep all while nursing.
I also enjoyed how attentive my husband was while I was nursing. Bringing me water, putting my hair in a ponytail, cutting my food and feeding me.
I had every intention to nurse Phoenix until he was at least a year old. But begrudgingly we stopped.
Phoenix weaned himself around 8 months old. We had started solids at this point and because of his slow weight gain we were also on 2 bottles a day.
I tried and tried to keep him going but I new in my heart he wasn't having it.
Sometimes I really regret not continuing, but self-weaned baby is better then having to force a baby to do something they aren't ready to.
This post is getting a lot longer then I like to keep them so we'll save the sleeping post for another day!
While I was looking through the photo folders for some pictures of us nursing (which kind of makes me sad because it seems I don't have any) I came across these and thought he looked so adorable I outta share.