My oldest child turned 10 on Monday. The past ten years have flown by! I remember the first time he nursed - how unsure of myself I was. Scared that it was going to be physically and/or emotionally painfuly for me. And then I looked into his eyes and experienced Bliss. We struggled with latch problems and thrush for the first 6 weeks. When I made it to the 3 month mark, I changed my expectations to 6 months. Then a year. Then all of a sudden I was pregnant and nursing, then tandem nursing, then tandem nursing through pregnancy and triandem nursing. Then he self-weaned on his fifth birthday. Then another pregnancy and more triandem nursing. Then another pregnancy, triandem nursing and pregnant ... my second child naturally weaning just shy of his seventh birthday. And here I am, triandem nursing for the third time - with five children from 10 years old to 10 months old and I've been nursing for 10 years straight. I find it amazing that I've come so far and that this breastfeeding journey, that I was at first so unsure of, has been wonderful, blissful, amusing, and too amazing to do it justice with words.
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12/24/08 at 1:57pm