Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The List

When Brooklyn is all finished with breastfeeding, I will:

1. Diet. Lose some weight. And I will take some diet pills if I want to! In fact, I will probably take every diet pill I can find (Yes, I'm exaggerating there). I am so grossed out by my fat ass right now. Ugh. Ugh. Ugh. Hate it.

2. Get my tattoo! I'm so excited about it. I'm going to get Brooklyn's footprints from the day she was born on my back. I don't have any tattoos yet. I have always wanted to get one, but could never think of something that I truly wanted on my body forever. My baby's tiny first prints are perfect. I know that I will never regret that.

3. Get my draaaaank on. Come on, it's been a year and a half :)

4. Shrink back down on top. I HOPE. Not that they were ever small.

5. Take medicine when I don't feel good. It's been quite a while since I could take much of anything besides Tylenol.

6. Say "Adios" to the big old hospital grade pump I've been lugging back and forth from the office every day for the past six months! Along with that...I won't have to schedule pumping time twice a day at work.

7. Be kind of sad. After all, there is only one time in life that you get to bond with your baby in that way. When it's over, you can't go back to it. I've struggled so, so, so hard to make it work for us. It was not this easy, natural thing that just happened for us like I thought it would. And our situation may not be ideal...she is not exclusively breastfed. We have had to supplement with formula from the very beginning because of feeding problems and her weight. But we have worked so hard and pushed through all of the obstacles so that she could have as much of the very best nutrition as she possibly can. There are things I look forward to about weaning her, but I'm not in a hurry for it to happen. It's important for her. It's important for her health. We're on her timing, not mine.


Sam said...

You rock for continuing to breastfeed. On the boob front, I was a B cup, went up to a big C when breastfeeding Chicken. When I weaned him I went to an A. AN A CUP!! Then I gained weight years later and went back to a B. Boobs are weird. I can't wait to breastfeed Egg.

And Baby Makes Three said...

I love the list!!! I can relate to each one...except I do get my drink on every once in a while...I just pump and dump that nights milk and the next mornings. I give you a pat on the back (and mine as well) because it's the hardest thing I've ever done. It didn't come naturally to me either and it was a struggle to get her to nurse properly. It's am amazing bonding experience!

PS. Love the picture of her with the pink hat on ( :

momofonefornow said...

So, I am praying through my blogroll today. I just wanted you to know that I sent up some requests for Brooklyn. Hope you have a good holiday season!

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