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A Breastfeeding Mama

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I have finally weaned James.  I know, I know – he is nearly 20 months old and clearly doesn’t need to be breastfed anymore, but I struggled every time I tried to wean him.  I was also lazy – it was so much easier feeding him than schlep downstairs to fill a bottle with milk, heat it up and head back upstairs again.

I also loved the connection I felt every night as he would play with my hand, necklace or jumper and look up at me with such innocent eyes, full of love.

On Friday night I gave him a bottle and after a bit of protesting on his behalf, he did drink most of it.  I tucked him into bed and I burst into tears.  I was surprised by the emotion, but I felt overwhelmed that our little boy is growing up.  Since his challenging start in life with a birth weight of 2.0 kilos, I realised I have subconsciously over-compensated by feeding him – to ‘fatten’ him up!  It is now an end of an era for me and I recently worked out that I fed Poppy for 14 months, James for 20 months, with a combined total of 34 months or nearly 3 years!!  Yikes.

Looking on the bright side, I will now have my body back and more energy to run around with him.  Little man, thank you for the most amazing experience – I love seeing you prosper each and every day!

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James - 2 days old

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Today I am loving this photo of Poppy as a wee baby.

I have also sorted through all Poppy’s Size 000 grow suits and have washed them ready to pack that hospital bag.  They are so tiny.

Sorry for the late posting today.  No sleep again for me last night so caught up today when Poppy had her nap.  Oh the simple pleasures of a ‘Nanna Nap’!  Xxx

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All this talk of pregnancy and expecting another bubba in August, has me reflecting on Poppy as a baby.  Here she is with ‘Gordy’ at six months old. 

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