Monday, June 1, 2009

Turning the page

Well, it's done. Gabriel is officially weened. I DID IT! Our last nursing session was last Tuesday, May 26th. It was tough though...tough for me, that is. After weeks of pain in my knees and ankle, I decided to start taking the medication the doctor prescribed. But in order to do that, Gabriel had to be fully weened. I had been holding onto our late night nursing session for weeks. It was such a special, precious time we had together. But I needed to be rid of this pain and nursing was going to have to come to an end eventually. And now it's done. Forever.

I had no idea that concluding a season of nursing my baby would be so difficult. Gabriel really didn't seem phased at all. It was a pretty easy transition for him. However, it is more difficult to calm him down before bed, even with a sippy cup of milk and a story. I know this is all part of growing up, not only for him, but for me as well. It's part of letting go as a mom and ushering my child into the next phase of his life. And now, I can look back on the past 12 months with pride and joy. I did it. I nursed my baby boy for 12 months. And it was totally worth it.


  1. Oh, what a bittersweet time. I remember it well. Doesn't it sort of hurt your feelings how it's no big deal to him even though it breaks YOUR heart? Still, it would be harder if it was the other way around.

  2. Hey Kristina! Great hearing from you. Life is good; fun and busy with three kiddos.

    Nursing is such a special experience and it's so bittersweet when it comes to an end.

    Take care!