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Warning:  This post may be a little too “TMI” for boys and those that aren’t mommies at the moment.. but since this is blog about all my life experiences.. I figure that it’s ok to post.

I made the decision to stop nursing a few days ago.  For the past month, I had only been nursing her at night, and this past week, it just didn’t seem like it was enough for her anymore.  So, I had to make the executive decision to stop nursing her at 3months and 1week of age.

It’s bittersweet.  I’m glad that now I can go back to eating everything I loved to eat, and also diet the way I should to get back to my pre-prego weight.  But, I LOVED nursing.

I loved watching her nurse on me.  Nothing perverted.  I loved watching her nurse in a mother-child bonding way.  It was like our last sort of physical connection outside of her being in my womb.

But I’m not too worried.  I’m glad I cut my losses and stopped nursing her because she clearly wasn’t getting enough from me and I don’t want to think I’m starving her for the sake of wanting to nurse her for 6months.

I’m going to miss the ease of nursing, especially during the night feedings.  All I had to do was sit up and bam!  Feeding time!

But now that she bottle feeds at night, we get good 4-5 hour stretches of sleep.. ahh.. sleep.

So, goodbye nursing.  I hope Little M got all that she needed from me.

At what age did you stop nursing your little one?

Little M and I ventured out of our apartment on our own today..

It wasn’t as bad as I had anticipated.  It wasn’t as hectic as I was expecting.  I think because I thought the worst, I was pleasantly surprised when things came out a lot easier.

We had a little doctors appointment today because I had noticed what I thought was bruising around her feet and ankles.  I noticed it when she was newborn, but I thought it was because of all the little heel pricks she had to endure when checking her blood sugar.

Last week, I noticed that the marks were more prominent, so I decided to get a doctors appointment just to be sure there wasn’t anything wrong.

Turns out that those “bruises” are Mongolian spots.   I’ve never known them to be anywhere other than a babies bootie and back, but apparently they can appear on feet and anywhere else.  Luckily, the spots should go away eventually.

I’d rather it be Mongolian spots than anything else..

After the doctors appointment, we drove to the Church to turn in the remaining paperwork needed for Little M’s baptism.  Hopefully we can finally confirm the date and get everything underway for one of the most important days of her life thus far.

We then went to see Hubby for lunch.

It was a busy day for us.  We got home at around 1:30ish, she slept around 2:45ish and she’s still asleep now!

I’m glad I was able to tackle travel without any help.  It was a big accomplishment and I’m glad I did it with my sanity in tact.

Now that I know we can totally go out on our own.. the possibilities are endless!  We can start going to the crafting stores!  Yes!


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