Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Wow, I suck

Well, it has been too long since I last posted on this blog! Shame on me. Abby and I are still nursing. She is almost 33 months old and we are down to nursing at bedtime and first thing in the morning. Sometimes she says there isn't any milk coming out. We are trying to get pregnant with #3 so I guess time will tell on when she will wean. I know that it hurts now when there isn't anything, or much coming out, I can't imagine how much worse that'll be when pregnant! I am open to the idea of tandem nursing so we'll see how it goes.

I know that a lot of people, including my husband, think Abby is too old to be still nursing. I have to disagree with them all. Historically, children were breastfed a minimum of 3 years. In fact, my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ was most likely nursed until he was 2 or 3. So, if it was good enough for Him, it's good enough for my children! I am actually quite proud that I am going to such lengths for the health and happiness of my child. I just love her so much and want the best for her.

Right now, our schedule is working out for us and that's all that matters. I know she won't be nursing when she going to junior high! She's already potty trained and is very much independent. Our nursing is pretty much my only time to lay with her and snuggle her and enjoy her. This time is fleeting and I'm trying to take advantage of it.

It is comforting to know that I will at least have a few more years of nursing ahead of me if and when baby #3 comes.