Breastfeeding for 3years straight wasn’t easy but it was the most amazing experience and so proud of myself and babies for doing something I never thought I would have, before having kids.
It will nearly be a whole month since we weaned and I had questions coming in every day on how I was feeling and what I was doing to help myself. Honestly I was fine, I still don’t think it has hit me. Completely drained and so much work as it didn’t look like my second born wanted to stop anytime soon. I was glad to finally give in.
Every night without fail, the feeling of milk filling up, the sensation of feeding passes me as I lay down to go to sleep. I’m wondering how long will this last? It’s a nice feeling to remind yourself of all the work you have done for your baby and I suppose I will miss it when it’s completely gone.
I’ve a lot more energy as I don’t get woken up several times during the night and Ivan seems to love his sleep too as now he doesn’t wake me up til it’s actually morning.
I guess it was just good timing, if you read my last post of “weaning my toddler” you will understand. I didn’t feel guilty, emotionally or physically, this was it. Prepared for anything that came my way I was waiting for that downward spiral I heard so many talk about, that depression stage or anger of emotions.
I don’t miss it as of yet but when I do I’m sure you will all hear about it. For now I’m loving my sleep, time to myself and reflecting back on our journeys.
I guess I’m sad of the fact I started this blog all because of breastfeeding. Wanting to help new mothers and share awareness of how normal it really is. I hope it did it justice and I will continue to work on my blog even though my breastfeeding journey has ended.
By writing this I do feel I will miss the good times, the accomplishments and milestones we reached. Never expected to breastfeed for so long and I’m grateful for all the support and encouragement. Thank you so much to all my followers who have followed my journey, now on to what’s next!