Wednesday, January 31, 2007

My not so baby boy.

I think Mason is weaning. In fact, I know he is. In the past week I have nursed him twice. It is such a strange feeling I have about all this. Do I feel like I have nursed him long enough? Absolutely. Do I hate to think about my baby being less of a baby and more of a boy. Absolutely. It is so bittersweet to watch him grow into this little person with an amazing personality that no longer "needs" me to make it through the day. Part of me feels incredibly selfish to even have the slightest bit of sadness but at the same time I am so ready to be done. The boy is 3. And also, the boy is 3! What a great thing that we were able to have this relationship for such a long time. I think I have said it a thousand times, to anyone who will listen but... I've never heard anyone say that they nursed too long, but I've heard dozens of women say that wished they had nursed longer. So now that I am at the end of the road with Mason, I can honestly say...

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I wouldn't have done it any different.

8 comments:

Rachel said...

Don't worry, Mason and Harper will always "need" you. The older they get the way they need you will change but it will never go away. Hell, I'm 27 and I still need my mom.

That's so great that you were able to nurse him for 3 years. I tried with both of mine, but, unfortunately, I didn't produce enough milk either time.

Christy J said...

BOO HOO!!!!!!!!!! You make me al teary everytime I read your blog!!!! I totally get it though!! I can't believe I only nursed Hayden 14 months!! I cried about it for months. I think at 3.... you did awesome!!!!!!

Amy said...

awww, such a sweet post. i'm sure it's a bittersweet time for you, but how awesome that you've let him wean when he is ready.
congratulations to both of you. :)

amygeekgrl said...

dangit, i wasn't logged in right (shaking my fist angrily at blogger), but anyway, that was me - amygeekgrl. ;)
http://crunchydomesticgoddess.wordpress.com/

Ms. Mamma said...

Sweet, sista!

Isabel said...

Wow...3 years...you are devoted. My baby is 10 months old and I think he's almost done with me. It makes me sad.

mama k said...

Sweet post! I had originally planned to make it to 12 months, but I'm thinking we might do the self-wean too.

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