Shannon Falls, August 2012

Saturday, August 29, 2009


I know this was inevitable at some point, but I was hoping to postpone it for as long as possible: the end of nursing. Hayden has decided he definitely prefers the bottle to me. Don't get me wrong--he likes what comes out but not the process of getting it out. Well, he usually takes 2 bottles during the day while I'm at school and I try to nurse every other time, but only in the middle of the night does he really take to me. So it looks like to the bottle we go. I'll continue to pump for as long as I can, but I can already tell that my production has slowed way down. As frustrating as the process of nursing can be sometimes, it is such a special bonding time. The positive I'm trying to focus on is that I was able to give him 4 solid+ months of me with very little supplementing. I gave Hayden the best start I could and I must refuse to feel shame or as a failure because we're moving into a new phase. We're responding to him and his needs and meeting them the best way possible. He loves his solid foods and soon we should be able to start juice, so it's not like he'll be getting non-stop formula all day long.

He's really noticed his feet and makes noise constantly. If this is an indication of him talking as a toddler, we're in trouble! Oh, and we've almost mastered rolling over!


tpillstrom said...

4 months is awesome! And I totally know how you feel! I was super sad when Kaden started weening himself from me! He was taking bottles during the day too so I'm sure that was it! The good news is that now you're husband can get up some during the night and you can sleep! Yay! My favorites were always when Tony would let me sleep with the door closed and he would take a night with the kid! It helped with the resentment and would be a good chance to sleep in!