Saturday, June 30, 2007

Cara is weaned

It's sad and happy at the same time. I stuck with it and I'm one of only 17% of nursing moms that make it to the year mark. It was a goal I set and hoped my body would keep up with, and it happened. I think Cara is healthier for it. It was hard at times, but besides 6 hours as a 4 day old newborn when my milk wasn't in yet, (she had about 3 ounces of formula over 6 hours), she never had a drop of formula. I'm very happy that she easily transitioned to whole milk and last night was the first night we put her down without nursing. Don't get me wrong, she's sleep trained and goes to bed awake, but I still liked my alone time with her. I had scrapbook night here last night and Eric put her to bed with no problems. As a mom, it's very freeing (IF we went places at night, we rarely did before I put her to bed) and at the same time, she's growing up so fast which makes me sad!! Just thought all would want to be updated ;)

1 comment:

jen barnes said...

congrats on making it to a year!

James weaned at 13 months old when I was a couple months pregnant and the transition to cow's milk was pretty smooth here, too. I had wanted to nurse him for 18 months, so I didn't make it to my goal but I am so thankful for the length of time that he did nurse.

Now, with Lowell, being the pacifier is making me re-think the 18 month goal. ;-) We'll reach 12 months then I'll reconsider my goals next February.

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