I am still breastfeeding my 19 month old daughter. I never thought I would be, although I intended to give it my best try until she was 6 months old; I was just never as gung-ho on the whole breast is best movement as the usual toddler-breastfeeding mom. In fact, it always kind of creeped me to see a toddler breastfed before I had my own (I know I’m not meant to say that “out loud”).
I feel awful about being so absent, not only here but in every aspect of my life. That one week of the plague and the fact that Charly’s sleep has regressed once again to her waking roughly 3 times an hour has knocked me off my game. But I am slowly starting to get on top of things again so I decided to play catchup and let you know what is going on with the me.
I was always going to share this story with you; even before I created Surrounded by Supermommies. This mommy takes on everything with strength and guts and heart. She had taken on doctors and hospitals and preconceived notions on an array of subjects for her boys and she has won every battle.
So, it’s been a rather unpleasant week. Monday started with taking Charly to get her MMR and Hep A vaccinations. I had the usual anxiety and trepidation I think we all feel when our babies (or toddler) are going to get a jab of any kind, exacerbated by our girl’s utter terror of anything resembling a doctor.
You guys, after the last week I cannot WAIT to get Leebee in to give me some quiet time with Brett. This baby-toddler transition plus cutting 6 teeth is a bit too much! Anyway… One of you will be feeling the same anticipation for a breather, knowing your babies are in safe hands, in a minute!
I can’t believe it’s been a whole week since the #CTMeetup! For those of you not in blogging circles, this is an event organized by the incomparable Cindy Alfino, where bloggers across all disciplines step out from behind their screens and get together in real life.
Many of you will know Shanéy (Shan) as the voice of You, Baby & I. For those of you who don’t, her blog follows her life as a young mom with her beautiful toddler, Kitana, and will soon be expanding to include the exciting journey she is embarking on with her second pregnancy. Based in Johannesburg, she is 19 weeks along and expecting to welcome baby in late September.
Well, first let me say – thank you so much for all the follows, shares and entries into our Toy Toggle competition! Although some of you didn’t enter here on the post, if you commented on social media to say you had shared – just this once – I went and found you and added you to the draw.
From the moment I found out I was pregnant, my baby gave me the gift of motherhood. The living and breathing each moment for someone else; motivation to be more, to be better, to inspire, to let go, to grow. Becoming a mother stretches you physically, mentally and emotionally; it changes you for always. It is the gift of falling in love a little more every day for the rest of your life.
What a day! As you can see, I never reached my goal of posting my 100th post today. I am a little disappointed at that, but it is a special post for me, looking back at my journey so far as a mommy and a blogger; and I want it to get all the love it deserves.