Welcome to the Carnival of Breastfeeding! This month is about the joys of breastfeeding. Please read the other blogs in the carnival (listed at the bottom of this post).
You turned one on March 20, 2010. My original goal was to breastfeed you until you turned one and now that we’re here, I have no plans on stopping. There were so many joyous things about breastfeeding you and now there are more new joyous things about breastfeeding you as a toddler. Some of these things make life easier and some of them just make life that much happier. I truly do not know what I would do without breastfeeding.
Emotionally. I breastfeed you to get you to sit calmly when all you want to do is chase the dog. I breastfeed you to make you stop crying when you fall down the stairs. I breastfeed you when I want to relax on the couch for five minutes because I’ve been chasing you all day. I breastfeed you when you’re teething and whiny and I want to pull my hair out.
Physically. I breastfeed you so I can put your hair in pigtails without you trying to run away. I breastfeed you when you’re hungry and I forgot to bring snacks (as if you can ever forget to bring snacks when breastfeeding!). I breastfeed you when you wake up in the middle of the night. I breastfeed you so I can do homework or write my blog (like right now).
Bonding. I breastfeed you to make you laugh because tickling, funny faces, and especially chomping on your arm are that much funnier with a boob in your mouth. I breastfeed you when you want some mommy time. I breastfeed you so you’ll play with (and sometimes hit) my face, chest, and hair. I breastfeed you so you’ll stick your hand down my shirt because we both think it’s hilarious. I breastfeed you so I can see your face light up when I ask and sign “milk?”.
I’m so thankful that we’ve gotten through our rough spots and have the ability to continue this wonderful relationship. I mean, who would want this?
Here are more post by Carnival of Breastfeeding participants! More will be added throughout the day.
- Life of a Babywearing and Breastfeeding Mommy — Breastfeeding is how I connect with my little one after work
- Hobo Mama — No need to count calories when breastfeeding
- Melodie @ Breastfeeding Moms Unite! — Poems about the joys of breastfeeding
- Maman A Droit — A Joyful List
- Good Enough Mum — You Don’t Have To Be Crunchy To Like Breastfeeding
- Whozat from Lucy & Ethel Have a Baby — Nursing My Little Person
- Chronicles of a Nursing Mom — Top Five Things I love About Breastfeeding
- Dionna at Code Name: Mama — Milk Songs
- Sheryl from Little Snowflakes — The Joys of Nursing to Sleep
- Motherwear’s Breastfeeding Blog — Things I loved about breastfeeding my son
- Mandy @ Living Peacefully With Children — nursing haikus…
- Blacktating — What Make Breastfeeding So Great