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  1. #1
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    Default Where has the time gone?

    It seems like just yesterday I was excited to make it to one year. Now we're staring two down the back of its neck. 21 months of nursing this month... where has the time gone? Our nursing relationship has grown and is amazing, but he is already slowing down. Each time he drops a session, I get a little sad. The weekends usually bring more nursing (I work outside the home), but for the most part... less and less nursing is going on. I don't think he'll stop completely any time soon, but most days he only nurses 3 times. I should be celebrating, so why is this making me sad?
    Hot momma to The Boy born 19 December 2006.

    Nursing The Boy for 1 year...and still going strong! I kicked the pump out the door though!

    Oh, and I'm a cloth convert. Late in life. But only at home. Daycare isn't having it.

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    Default Re: Where has the time gone?

    Because it's an emotion in the face of change... We'll help get you through
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    Default Re: Where has the time gone?

    Thanks. I never thought it would be so hard... and he has not weaned yet! I'm allowing him to lead the weaning, so I think that influences my emotion too. I am not in control, and if he wanted to quit next month, there would be nothing I could do to get that time back.
    Hot momma to The Boy born 19 December 2006.

    Nursing The Boy for 1 year...and still going strong! I kicked the pump out the door though!

    Oh, and I'm a cloth convert. Late in life. But only at home. Daycare isn't having it.

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    Default Re: Where has the time gone?

    Congrats on mking it to 21 months

    I'm getting sad just reading your thread about weaning

    Formerly known as Huntersmomma
    Momma to 3 yr old Hunter proudly breast fed until 2 & 1/2
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    Default Re: Where has the time gone?

    I know just how you feel. My daughter is 2.5 years and really only nurses now before and after sleeping. I don't think she will give that up anytime soon, but still, it IS hard to watch them grow.

    <<hugs>>
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    Default Re: Where has the time gone?

    I feel exactly the same way. Your post brought tears to my eyes. My daughter is almost a year old and still nursing regulary which means I'm pumping all day long at work but I don't mind. I don't want it to end. I will miss this special part of our relationship.

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    Default Re: Where has the time gone?

    Egads! We had to buy him new shoes last week...and now he looks like a little boy. Where is my baby? He still nurses 3-5 times per day, but I am really having a hard time with him growing up. What am I going to do over the next 20 years?
    Hot momma to The Boy born 19 December 2006.

    Nursing The Boy for 1 year...and still going strong! I kicked the pump out the door though!

    Oh, and I'm a cloth convert. Late in life. But only at home. Daycare isn't having it.

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    Default Re: Where has the time gone?

    Oh, and I am celebrating the 21 months... just sad that he is slowing down.
    Hot momma to The Boy born 19 December 2006.

    Nursing The Boy for 1 year...and still going strong! I kicked the pump out the door though!

    Oh, and I'm a cloth convert. Late in life. But only at home. Daycare isn't having it.

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