(big hugs to the mamas who struggle so hard to do this - in hindsight it has gone so smoothly for myself and my nurslings - your dedication is not lost on me. kudos.)
So, if you don't count the 6 month break between dC3 weaning and the birth of dC4, I have been nursing for 11 years and 1 month and 4 days, including around 5 1/2 years tandem altogether.
Can I nursed my oldest for 2.5 years - he self weaned when I got pregnant with twins. I nursed my twins for 4.5 years (two+ years triandem) and my youngest almost 5 years.
If they were consecutive instead of tandem I would have nursed for almost 17 years. I'm done now.
Blessed partner to a great guy, and mama to 4 amazing kids. Unfortunate target of an irrationally angry IRL stalker.
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. ~ Buddha
DD 9 DS 7 yrs
and when I think of how scared I was going to the hospital
for the delivery and how clueless I was about what it really
means to nurse.. and how difficult the first couple days was..
I am so joyful when I look back..
then again, few close family members gave me hell..
and so I had to disconnect.
first things first.
Started nursing DS Feb 1997
DD1 joined him Nov 1999
DS weaned March 2000
DD2 joined DD1 Nov 2004
DD1 weaned Dec 2004
DNiece joined DD2 Dec 2004 (at DB & DSIL request...odd situation)
DNiece was Auntie-led weaned April 2006 (they had to move)
DD2 is still going strong.
So the grand totals (Please, someone, correct me if I can't add...simple arithmetic has never been my strong point!)
Nursing 12 years, 9 months straight.
Tandem nursed 21(?) months total.
Wife to DH and mama to DD(7) and DD(5) ...Lola the Wiener Dog , Faulkner the Little Giant , Ginger the Wonder Cat , Azkaban the blue parakeet, Sunny the yellow parakeet, 3 nameless hermit crabs, and a whole bunch of fish!
I have been nursing 4 years and 4 months 2 years and 4 months of that tandem. They are both still going strong so who knows how long we will go
Married since '04
all the kiddos!
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