Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Nursing no more

Time goes by so quickly. It's hard for me to believe that such an important part of my life and Porter's is over. Two weeks ago today, I nursed my baby for the last time. Unfortunately for me, I didn't realize it would be the last time, or I would have held him and nursed him forever into the night.

I am thankful that it was Porter's decision to stop. I never wanted to go through a weaning period where I had to refuse him the comfort he really wanted and needed. It has been a difficult transition for me, but thankfully an easy one for him. He just decided he was done, and never went back. I didn't want to throw in the towel easily, in case he were just on a temporary strike, so I tried day and night for a week with no success, and then we moved on. He has shown no desire to nurse again.

I am SO thankful that I was able to nurse him. My original goal was to exclusively nurse him for one year and I am so thankful that we were able to do that with no difficulites. I honestly thought he would nurse for months more, and it stings a little to have had no idea it was coming. But still...I am grateful for the way things turned out, and I am grateful for every single time I was able to snuggle and nourish my baby boy.