Thursday, January 17, 2013

Breastfeeding Update

I am half way through month five of breastfeeding. I look back and wonder how I made it through that first month. It was so damn hard for me in the beginning. The engorgement. Grayson losing weight. The burning pain. Learning to use my pump. I was so ready to give up, but Nick and my Mom wouldn't let me. They kept pushing me and I'm so grateful they did. Because now I cannot imagine anything else. The bond I have with Grayson is amazing and it feels so rewarding to be growing my son.

After his morning nursing session, he rolls onto his back after he is done and gives me a giant smile. I imagine he is saying "thanks for breakfast, Mom!"

Every night before bed, I nurse Grayson to sleep in our glider. It's peaceful and quiet, and just him and me. He takes his little hand and strokes my arm while he nurses. I wish moments like that would never end.

He gives my life a whole new meaning. I feel complete.



  1. I know EXACTLY how you feel. It's about so much more than just food. I get all misty just thinking about her weaning but I hope that's not for a long, long time.

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my breastfeeding post! I am so happy for you for sticking with it. It is the best thing you could do for your little one, besides loving him (of course!).

    I look forward to your future posts!

  3. Awww! Good for you for sticking with it. It is incredibly rewarding. I miss nursing G to sleep and stroking my arm...ahhh. We still cuddle in his rocking chair, thankfully.

    Enter that old cliche stuff about 'it goes too fast' and 'enjoy it while you can' :-)

  4. It is incredibly hard at the beginning. I'm going on 2 months now and I'm so thankful for it. I don't know how I'm going to feel when it's time to be done. He's such a cutie BTW!