Tuesday, August 3, 2010

No time for that, mommy. I'm a mover and a shaker now.

My little monkey is all done nursing....well, almost all done. He's all done for function's sake anyway. Every now and then, he kinda remembers I have boobs and decides to hop on for three seconds and then is right back off and running.

I introduced cow's milk after BabyJaguar's first birthday. We eased into it. Just a bit mixed in with a bottle of breastmilk that got sent off to daycare. Each week, I added another half-ounce or ounce until eventually, lo and behold, his daycare bottles were nothing but cow's milk. We continued to nurse at home. I stopped pumping at work (insert picture of me with my arms raised to the heavens shouting, "PRAISE!!!"). Life was good.

And then gradually, my milk lessened a bit and the little monkey was not as satisfied after nursing and would take a bottle afterwards. And then, even more gradually, he started wanting a bottle instead of nursing.

Hmm. Such mixed emotions about it.

It was a good fourteen months, bunny.


kate said...

Good for you for making it so long! Bridget self weaned at 10 months and it was definitely a bag of mixed emotions, so I know where you're coming from.

Searching for Serenity said...

Congrats on making it so long!!

I can only imagine how difficult it must be when the child is ready to stop. Heck, I had a hard time making the transition from bottle to sippy cup. :-)

Kelly said...

Good for you, Jacki! That's quite an accomplishment....especially with pumping for so long (I'm sure somewhere that's used as a form of torture). You should be proud. I know I'm proud of you. :)