Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Ringin in the New Year!

I love my babies.  2014 is the year I'm gonna love my body, too!  Here is a play by play of the past 5 years, most of which I have spent pregnant, breastfeeding, or pregnant AND breastfeeding.  It's taken a toll on my body.

2009-I spent most of the year pregnant.
2010-I spent the whole year breastfeeding.
2011-I spent the beginning of the year pregnant AND breastfeeding.  Then just pregnant.  Then just breastfeeding.  THAT was a crazy year!
2012- I spent the entire year breastfeeding.
2013- Still breastfeeding (until November).

It's funny that the last post I made was about breastfeeding a toddler, and Opal spontaneously decided to stop breastfeeding around Thanksgiving.  She's asked for a booby only once since then.  Bittersweet.  I still feel drops of milk leaking out every now and then though.  Guess I could always be a wet nurse!

So that is almost 5 years of baby, baby, baby!  And 2014 is the year that I don't have a baby IN me or ON me (in the nursing sense:).  Woo-hoo.  I do a lot of calculating of the months I spent pregnant/breastfeeding and just amazes me what our bodies go through for our babies.  I spent 40 months breastfeeding!  40!  That is like three and a half years!  Crazy to me.  So, here's to ME in 2014!!!  (knock on wood!)

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