Re: Never knew I'd be sentimental about
Yes, yes and yes. I am going through this exact same thing, and recently made a similar post. DS is turning 1 in 2 days. I got a little sentimental when he started opening his mouth for solids, a little more so when I sent out the invites for his first birthday, and a little more sappy when he started taking his first steps.
Originally Posted by @llli*longtalltexan
But all of this was nothing compared to that first clay-like poop I saw, and the realization that I would never see another sweet yellow breastfed diaper from my baby. I CRIED. Like , not like . That diaper almost made me feel like I was wrong to feed him anything other than his milk. I guess I hadn't prepared myself for it. I hadn't, for lack of better words, savored that last breastfed diaper
It is funny that FF advocates always say, "motherhood is about more than how you feed your child." Of course. However, your and my feelings are a testament to the fact that there is no more intimate or instinctual part of motherhood than the act of breastfeeding, nourishing your baby in every way possible.
But this is the beginning of a new chapter for us. We have "run with endurance the race set before us " and are about to receive our prize: that is, toddler nursing! Here's to our success and many, many more months to come!
DS born 2/11: EBF for 11 months, BF for 4 years
DD born 11/14: came to the hospital crowning, had her the old fashioned way, EBF for almost 3 months and counting
Looking to adopt a toddler internationally in the next year or so...