Sunday, July 6, 2008

Breastfeeding Update

Well, my daughter is now an active, tall close to 27 pound toddler! And honestly, it's getting harder and harder to nurse her... especially since I'm a 5 foot 1 inch woman. So I am now trying to get her to stop nursing during the day. She still enjoys her midnight snacks. I wish I could wean her from those ones instead of the daytime nursings, but you know how children are with their nighttime rituals. She's nearing 20 months. I can hardly believe it. I'm hoping she will be completely weaned by 2 years old. I originally had no weaning date, but I'm beginning to feel more and more exhausted. I think it has more to do with her being so tall and heavy for her age and me being so small for mine. Nonetheless, when she weans will be a very sad day. I know I'll cry. I enjoy our time we have together. I am so blessed that we have had this time together. So very blessed.

One more thing... My sister Jen is on her way to Denmark today for a missions trip! Say a quick prayer for her. She flew last night (and today) from Oregon to WA DC, to New York. Then from there she left about four hours ago to France. From there she's going to Germany then from there she is going to Copenhagen and then she is taking a three hour train ride to her final destination. She is very excited and text messaged me a couple of images from New York. =)


Shannon @ Gabi's World said...

Isn't it so sad that our babies are growing up so fast?

I loved the funny breastfeeding clip too!

mother in israel said...

Congrats for nursing for so long! If the main issue is technical, try lots of pillows for support. Nurse lying down or in an armchair or sofa. Good luck!

Margie G. said...

Wow - good for you! I am having some issues w/Baby Anna and my nursing (didn't have w/my son). She's not gaining weight so I am having to nurse and then give a bottle (I pump to give her that milk). It is so much work but sure is helping to take off the pregnancy weight - not to mention how awesome it is for her!
I could use some pep talk for nursing her - she just won't feed for long and falls asleep!? I burp her, change the diaper, etc... but can be so frustrating!?

Sarah said...

It is a sad thing to stop nursing. I am officially done, and I do miss that bonding with Madelyn.

Anonymous said...

I just found your comment on mother in israel's blog and wanted to encourage you - do you have a La Leche League where you are? I admit I've been on the computer way too long already this morning so haven't had time to read your blog entries but I am a super enthusiast of nursing, and alot of it was due to LLL - I had thought I'd only nurse 6 months, ended up nursing 4 years (never intentionally) and tandem nursed my first two (also just happened, wasn't by intention, but glad I did it). Promise I'll get back to reading your story another time and hopefully will comment then.

ENJOY every moment - it really was the best time of my mothering career.


Anonymous said...

Hi again,

I'm not so good at keeping my promise but still intend to read more of your blog - but found this this morning

and thought it an encouraging message for all parents.