Wednesday, October 28, 2009

It's Been Awhile!

Moving, working, baby turning ONE! Oh, and the fact that I work in public health and it's FLU season.
So what's new?? My baby turned one. I can't believe it. It seems like just yesterday he was a little peanut who cried like a pterodactyl. Now he is an expert walker, eater, "talker" and is becoming less of mommy's boy and more of daddy's. I knew it was just a matter of time that he would lose interest in me... especially as he was winding down with breastfeeding. Daddy does FUN things with tools and instruments and boxes. Mommy is boring. I am so grateful that my husband is such a wonderful father, but I am still a little jealous!
On that note... I'm no longer breastfeeding. I had decided I would stop pumping when T turned one, but I would continue nursing him as long as he wanted. Turns out he didn't want to keep nursing for more than a few weeks. I think he had just been humoring me, really. He was getting less and less interested in nursing as he became more mobile and was eating table food. I know I am lucky that he weaned so easily... But as I read breastfeeding blogs that berate women who don't breastfeed for years and years, I start to feel bad that I "only" breastfeed for a year. I have to step back and realize that was my goal, and I work outside the home full-time, so it's pretty awesome that I went as long as I did. Breastfeeding was not easy at the beginning, and for months I thought about stopping. So I am patting myself on the back for "only" breastfeeding a year. He's a healthy, fiercely independent and smart, and that's party due to breastfeeding.
We're moving. We hope. We were supposed to close yesterday, but the buyer of our current house's underwriter is working in slo-mo, so we now have all of our earthly possessions in a moving van... and may be sleeping on the floor and eating out until Monday. Whoo!! The worst part is T's Halloween costume in packed, so my awesome friend is lending us her son's costume from last year. He was supposed to be a chicken (and did get to wear it to his party at daycare) but now he'll be Yoda!
Work. Flu. Crazy. The end.
I guess those are the major things going on in our lives now... I'm really trying to get better about blogging. I have so many insightful and clever things to say. :-)


  1. Hope you get to move very soon! Best wishes! Make sure to post pictures of the new place! That should give you an entry or two! :)

  2. glad you are back. i totally understand about moving. yuck. and congrats on breastfeeding a year!

  3. I think it's marvelous that you breastfed a year. And I always so admire working mamas who pump. Some babies are just done earlier than others, and you let him set his own timeline.

    Good luck with the move. We've just moved, and it s-u-c-k-s. I mean, I love our new place, but not all the stupid boxes everywhere!

  4. The most important thing is that you listened to your baby and did what he wanted!! Way to go, Mama!