My sweet Lane! Although he is truly a Daddy’s boy, we have our own special bond (I mean just look, I make him laugh the hardest for sure!😜) I’ve loved watching our bond grow and evolve over the recent months as he gets older. . We went through a really big change together recently that I’m still processing mentally. We officially ended our breastfeeding journey together at 17 months. I never imagined especially on the hardest days early on that we would make it that long. But I did have a goal from day one to make it 12 months. When his first birthday came, I knew he and I were no where close to being ready so I thought, “we’ll just go until something changes...” . Welp, I’ll be honest when we found out I was pregnant one of my first thoughts was, “But what about my boobs?! Those ladies need a break!” 😂 Then between the morning sickness, my hormones causing sensitivity and overall exhaustion, I knew I was ready to at least start dropping feeds and I felt he was too. At that point we were already down to just 3 times a day, so I dropped the midday pre nap nursing session first, then the morning one as well over the course of a few weeks. . Finally in the past week we dropped the bedtime session and truly I think... no I know... that it has been much much harder on me than on him! This boy is picky, but he eats a TON. While it would be beneficial to keep supporting him with powerful antibodies from my milk, I’m confident that he is getting PLENTY to eat and plenty of nutrients. I also know I really wasn’t producing much anymore either the last few months. . It was just time. It wasn’t forced or challenging other than the emotions associated with it. I get sad and a little caught up in my head when I think about that special time we shared being over, but I know we are just ready for the next chapter. I’m so grateful I had the ability to nourish and provide for him for as long as I did. I’ll cherish all of those moments forever.
Being a mom means that when your 4 month old is sick and needs you for their nap, you don’t even think about how you are going to have to skip lunch or how when you wake up you will be so ravenous that dried noodles will look tasty 😋 cue frozen chicken wontons and frozen homemade jambalaya. Not a natural pairing, but I could do worse! #fitfam#nursingmom#sohungryicouldeatahorse
Yesterday was so hectic, I didn’t even get a chance to post anything! I can’t believe you’re 1 😭 it doesn’t seem possible in the slightest bit! This past year has been the best year of my life and it’s all thanks to you💙 . Happy birthday my sweet, momma-lovin boy🎈 I’m so lucky to be your mommy and I love watching you grow and learn new things! I love you more than anything in the whole wide world buggy💙 . Btw, his old Macdonald birthday party was a success! Thank you for the adorable cake @chelseynicholecakes 🐷🐮