i'm still in shock that we have actually made it this far.
when i was pregnant with DS, i told people that "i might TRY to breastfeed" or "i will probably breastfeed and feed formula". i was also under the misguided understanding that breastfeeding loses all value and becomes downright creepy after the first birthday.
breastfeeding has opened my eyes in ways i never imagined possible. my child is so gentle and (usually ) well mannered and quite frankly, i think much of that was fostered with the "mothering through breastfeeding" approach i took with him. he is such a delightful boy. i am so happy to have been able to give him (and myself) this gift.