There are very few people in my "real" world who understand how excited I am about this...so I am going to talk about it here because I know that you all will understand.
My DD is now 14 weeks old. She has been exclusively breastfed for ALL of those 14 weeks! Not a single bottle has passed her sweet lips, with the exception of one 24 hour period at 6 weeks old when I got a severe case of food poisoning and ended up in the ER.
My husband had open heart surgery 4 weeks ago this Friday. Even throughout that intensely stressful and difficult time, I was able to exclusively nurse her. My sisters and the nurses in the ICU where my husband was cared for were all absolute saints in helping me to get through it without giving her a bottle. It probaly helped a lot that his surgery was performed in a Children's Hospital. They were all VERY impressed that I could deal with his surgery AND stick to nursing my 9 week old baby.
DD is my third and final baby. I was not at all successful in nursing my two older sons, now ages 3 and 4. I SO desperantly wanted to be successful at nursing this, my final baby, for at least one year and beyond if possible. I now feel that I am well on may way to accomplishing this goal. Both of my sons were receiving at least one supplemental bottle at this age because I just did not understand the supply/demand issue, was not producing enough milk and did not know what to do about it.
(Yes, I am a bit of a dork, but I just cannot help it. I am so darn proud of myself for sticking to it regardless of all the hurdles.)