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My ds' baby scrapbook is organized mostly by month--I'm doing a two page layout for each month of his first year. Interspersed throughout, though, will be pages of important events (birthday, vacation, adoption of our border collie) and pages of subjects important to me and his raising (breastfeeding, EC, babywearing, people that love him, etc).
I'm probably going to do a "looking back" bf page in his toddler/childhood album when he weans. Someone posted a great poem here on the boards:
Wean Me Gently
by Cathy Cardall
I know I look so big to you,
Maybe I seem too big for the needs I have.
But no matter how big we get,
We still have needs that are important to us.
I know that our relationship is growing and changing,
But I still need you.
I need your warmth and closeness,
Especially at the end of the day
When we snuggle up in bed.
Please don't get too busy for us to nurse.
I know you think I can be patient,
Or find something to take the place of a nursing;
A book, a glass of something,
But nothing can take your place when I need you.
Sometimes just cuddling with you,
Having you near me is enough.
I guess I am growing and becoming independent,
But please be there.
This bond we have is so strong and so important to me,
Please don't break it abruptly.
Wean me gently, because I am your mother,
and my heart is tender.
That makes me tear up every time I read it! I'd really like to incorporate it into a layout.