Monday, October 12, 2009
Today is a special day. Not only is it Thanksgiving here in Canada, a time to hang out with family and stuff ourselves full of turkey, but it is a day of milestones for me, for my kids, for our family.
- A baby no more? Today my daughter is the same age that my son was when my daughter was born. It feels odd. Odd to not have the next one on the way. Odd to be done with the baby stage. Odd because she seems like more of a baby still than my son did when she was born, but not based on any specific milestone (in fact she has him beat on a lot of them), but maybe just because she will always be my baby.
- Five years of nursing: I have now officially been breastfeeding for five years. My son weaned 1.5 months before my daughter was born and it has now been 5 years and 1.5 months since he was born. Five years of protecting my health, protecting my kids health, and enjoying the closeness of a nursing relationship.
That's it. I was going to write a long nostalgic post about it, but I don't really have the words to explain my feelings and I want to spend my day with my family instead of typing away here.