While breastfeeding, when did your cycle return?

Did you milk it for all it was worth? (breastfed or pumped)

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Happy 2009!

I'm sure many of you think I have abandoned my blog because I have quit bf my baby...
Well...we are still going strong--14 mos old now, 8 teeth, 3 meals a day, snacks, whole milk in a cup and he still bf quite a bit.
BF a 14 mos old is new territory--he is starting to talk and he is very demanding--so putting him off for a few minutes (like to go to the bathroom or get some water) can cause an absolute meltdown on his end--he wants the mommy milk--AND HE WANTS IT NOW! We've had just a few issues outside our home--one in the grocery store where decided to expose me over and over again while grunting and screaming--classic mom moment. Although I call it Mommy Milk on the blog--we actually call it "mama milk"--I thought that was such a good thing to call it--and I thought Par (or any baby really) would be able to easily pick it up since "Mama" was one of Par's first words...and how hard can "milk" be to say? Well...my plan did not work...Par calls it "Me Me"--which isn't so bad...pardon me for being crass...but I have heard children ask for the "titty"---oh...it makes me cringe even writing it--to be honest...I don't even know if I spelled it correctly...anyway..."Me Me" is fine I guess...
So family has asked repeatedly--"When is he going to stop BF?"
and now I find myself apologetically telling people he is still bf--I am so weak!!!!
I should be ashamed of myself!!!!
So here it is...he still is BF--and he will BF until he is ready to quit...that might be next week or next year...
My only issue...I would love to have another baby--but I still haven't returned to normalhood...and it is because of BF...what gives me peace is knowing that I am doing exactly what God wants me to be doing right now. I pray I can continue to have peace about waiting.
I'll try to update more often...keep BFing!!!!!!!

1 comment:

Rachel said...

Found you through MckMama's blog...

I breastfed our miracle son until he was almost 20 months old. He has kidney issues and breastmilk was the best thing for his body to be able to process.

Thankfully he wasn't an early teether, and was also pretty considerate. I'm not one of those "hippie" women (sorry) who ever thought she'd be nursing that long... but I'm glad we did until he was ready to wean. It was very easy on both of us thankfully and I know we did the best thing for his health.

Thanks for your blog!

(OH MY GOSH... I just looked at the verification word and it is "hooker"... I kid you not! Who comes up with these?!?)