Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Almost 23 months old....

Ben is almost 23 months old. He has not nursed for about 2 weeks now. My big boy is weaned. the first 4 days or so were the hardest. I just could not cut back on sessions. We had to go cold turkey. I thought that would be too hard on him but it worked better. The surprise thing is that since he has stopped breastfeeding he is so much more of a hugger and snuggler with everyone including me. He will just climb in bed and lay on me and love on me. He is such a sweet boy!!!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Two days!!!

Ben has not nursed for two days. I am so proud of my big boy. He has whined some and asked to nurse but he is making the adjustment OK. I wanted to let him lead his own weaning experience but this mom is tired!!! I was willing to let him wait till he was 2 years old but here we go with weaning......

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Weaning Ben

I am ready. Ben would argue the case. He is 22 months old. He nurses just about anytime I sit down and all night long. I am exhausted. To top it off my health has not been 100% lately. I love my little boy but I am ready to end our nursing relationship. I have nursed him almost twice as long as I have nursed my other kids. He has thrived. I felt a bit guilty when I wanted to wean when he was younger. But now he seems to understand when I say no, he just doesn't like it. We will see how it goes. I start a new job next week so we will be seperated more so that will help except he is used to attacking me when I get home.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Up since 2:30am.....

OK Ben, we have to talk. I know I was working all day yesterday and the first mama milk you got was around 5:30pm but man mama has to sleep.

I fed Ben and then turned him over to Daddy. Well that lasted an hour. Dad brought him to me and I offered the breast again but I was just done. I got up with Ben (again). I turned the TV on. Ben likes Blue's Clues. He kept trying to nurse so I got him some yogurt. He ate one and a half containers. I offered him some juice but that boy will hardly take liquids out of a bottle. He will drink out of an open cup when he wants. Usually he just pours it out because it is fun but he CAN do it. Well, we were up... I did a load of dishes and played with Ben. These early morning sessions are when I hear him talk the most. It amazes me. I even think he is talking more than Lyn and Eliot did and they were my early talkers. He is talking so loudly right now that I am not sure why everyone is not awake. At least I do not have to work till later today. With some luck I can get a nap.....

Saturday, September 24, 2011

20 months old!

Yes I am late in posting. I cannot believe with all that Ben and I have been through as a nursing pair we made it this far. I am enjoying nursing a toddler this go around. With all of the others I never made it this far. My only concern is that my fertility seems to be hiding still due to breastfeeding. I would be OK for Ben to be my last little one but I would be even more OK to have at least one more. I know all the arguments but that is what I want. I don't understand those who don't want any children or just one child. I don't expect them to understand me!!!!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Playing peek-a-boo

Such a big boy.... Ben is a pro at breastfeeding. He can mulit-task. He has learned to play peek-a-boo and what better place to practice then when you are getting some mama milk.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

It is official!

My certification came in the mail today. Of course Ben joined in on the celebration by nursing.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011

15 months old today!

Ben is now officially my oldest nurser. He is so smart... He is now ducking under my arm as I am reading. eating, working on the computer, or whatever to help himself to a snack. He is pulling my shirt up and gets really upset when I have a bra on.....

Hubby fixed it!

I was so sad when my breastfeeding necklace broke. Super glue is a wonderful thing. My husband fixed it and it is back around my neck...... (That is actually Lyn the 12 year old holding it in the picture)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

I am such a professional now...

This whole week I completed the training to become a Certified Lactation Counselor. It was so much fun. I had the company of a good friend, my oldest daughter, and my friend's nursling....

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Super mom!!!

It's just normal to multi task. Feed a baby, feed yourself, laugh because someone is taking your picture as you do it.. Motherhood is great! By the way, the models in this picture are real. Feel free to pop over to Kate's page to help her on her journey to add to her family by way of adoption...

Friday, March 18, 2011

Monday, March 7, 2011

Oh my, I am so full......

Ben has cut back on some of his night feedings. Today is Monday and I am feeling it! It has been quite a while since I have been this full and sore. I am not quite engorged but I am getting there. I don't want to pump during teh day but I wish I could go home early to feed him.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Ben is so grown

Ben is so funny sometimes when he is nursing. He will get distracted and sit up and want to play and when he does I put everything away. He then turns around and looks at me like I am crazy as if to say "where did the milk go?" I then lift my shirt up and offer both breasts and he dives for which ever one is closest!!! It is so funny!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Can you believe it?

Ben is a year old. (His birthday was last month on the 18th.) He is still nursing strong. I have stopped pumping at work. He will drink a little cow milk or juice or water during the day. Never a lot though. He seems to like to wait for me to get home. He is always ready to nurse both sides when I get home. He is eating table food fine but he is starting to show some preferences. He used to eat whatever I handed him. Now he will spit out what he doesn't like. He nurses at night but around midnight he just wants to sleep and even if he is fussy I can't get him to nurse anymore most nights. He is getting so big. He weighs 20 pounds now and his 5th and 6th tooth are cutting through. My baby is not such a little baby anymore.....

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Almost a year

My baby will be one year old in a few days. Ben is such a positive baby. He is an absolute joy to mother. He is still nursing but becoming a big boy fast. I have stopped pumping at work. He takes a bottle of cow's milk during the day from Dad while I work. He seems to doing fine with it. He still nurses during the night and in the morning. I will just let him be the guide as to when he wants to wean.