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Dd was 34 months yesterday and loves to nurse. We had a very rocky start, I've had chronic low supply. So as she approaches her third birthday, I'm thinking I want to do something for myself to celebrate nursing at 3 years.<br><br>
Wonder what I should do? Buy some nice nursing clothes (I'm mostly in tatty ones from her birth, since I kept thinking she'd wean)?<br><br>
Ideas?
 

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Jewlery is always nice!!<br><br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fexec%2Fobidos%2Fsearch-handle-url%2Findex%253Djewelry-index%2526field-keywords%253Dmother%2520child%2526results-process%253Ddefault%2526dispatch%253Dsearch%2Fref%253Dpd_sl_aw_tops-1_jewelry-index_5264631_1%2F002-4288005-7595216" target="_blank">here's</a> some mother and child jewlery<br><br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fexec%2Fobidos%2Ftg%2Fdetail%2F-%2FB00015489I%2Fqid%3D1087526343%2Fsr%3D1-2%2Fref%3Dsr_1_2_jw%2F002-4288005-7595216%3Fv%3Dglance%26n%3D3880591" target="_blank">this</a> one looks like it might be nursing<br><br><a href="http://www.lifetimemothers.com/prodinfo.asp?number=446701&variation=&aitem=33&mitem=45" target="_blank">this</a> one also looks like it could be nursing!<br><br>
scroll down on <a href="http://www.lalecheleague.org/Web_store/web_store.cgi?product=Gift%20Items&cart_id=8867488_25022" target="_blank">this</a> page and there is some LLL logo jewlery<br><br><a href="http://www.redenvelope.com/re/gifts/product_display/product_information.jsp?nc=1&oid=5304195&pcd=PERFORMICS&mptc=BPER&src=clickserve.cc-dt" target="_blank">this</a> is lovely!
 

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How about some black and white photography of your and your kiddo nursing? You could have a professional do some, or just a close friend or your dh. black and white makes everything look beautiful and professional! Make sure you have natural light.
 

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Maybe to celebrate, you could pamper yourself and you daughter one day. Take her out for a special breakfast, maybe go see a kids movie together, go shopping, etc. Maybe do a little at-home spa treatment, and a big bubble bath together. Then you could go out for dinner or cook her favorite meal for dinner. Just some suggestions.<br><br>
Congrats on three years! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/partytime.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="partytime">
 

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Thanks for the suggestions.<br><br>
I ended up getting some clothes, because my old nursing clothes were in tatters, literally, some in rather embarassing spots (does leaking breastmilk erode fabric, or maybe dd's pawing and chewing did it).<br><br>
I found a Mary Cassatt book at a used bookstore and bought it as a gift for myself. No one around me, even Dh, seemed to understand what this milestone meant to me. No one did anything that I seemed felt like the right celebration.<br><br>
So I did it myself. I gave myself the book, and I wrote myself a letter of congratulations, looking back at the experience.<br><br>
I've never written myself a letter before. It was fun to give and receive!
 

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I'm glad you celebrated your milestone. I think it's very special and I respect the hell out of your commitment.
 

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Dear Curious,<br><br>
Since you wrote yourself a letter I thought I'd write you one too! I want to thank you for posting this huge milestone in your life and sharing it with us! I also want to give you my most heartfelt congratulations!!!!!!<br><br>
You have given me hope and encouragement. I also got off to a rocky start and have face devastating supply issues. I am still nursing proudly at 11 months with no signs of stopping, and we are finally getting the last child off of her last supplement bottle within the week! I look forward to "exclusive" nursing from here on out, and hope one day to write with a similar story to yours of nursing for a period of years instead of the once-expected days.<br><br>
You are truly an inspiration! You deserve a huge party and the keys to your city! Your life and your child's are immeasurably enriched, and no one but you knows how hard you fought to keep going when it was so rough.<br><br>
In a future life perhaps our DHs will be given injections of prolactin so they'll "get it" but for now, we have to support one another wholeheartedly. Thanks for writing this and making my day and giving me more to dream about as I move forward with nursing! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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AmyY, thanks for taking the time to do that. Now I have 2 letters!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
Here's a little of what I wrote, since it sounds like it could speak to you:<br><br>
"I wish I could have been with you in the early days, to tell you not to worry, just keep going, how much benefit the amount of milk you had was providing, and how much nursing meant to Dd. Now she can tell you that!" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 
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