It's hard to believe, but my baby boy is SIX MONTHS OLD! Phrases like "He's growing so fast" and "Where has the time gone?" come to mind. I wish I could think of something less cliche to say, but it's true.
I remember holding him, and within 20 minutes he was wiggling down, looking for my boob: he was hungry. His natural animal instinct guided him to his food source (this still blows my mind, by the way!) and just like that *snap fingers* my hormones told my brain to set off fireworks in my heart, and we formed a breastfeeding bond.
I love it so much, I've re-considered how long I might breastfeed my son. My original goal was 6 months, but I'm nowhere near ready to stop. So I'm thinking a year. Two? Ten? Is eighteen too old to breastfeed? Don't worry. I'm mostly joking.
However, as much as I love breastfeeding my son, from time to time it's nice to escape for a few hours and put on a real bra. It's nice to have a couple of glasses of wine and eat dinner at a restaurant with my husband (crazy, I know!) And when I embark on such adventures, I usually leave my mom at home to look after Cole.
I tell her "There's milk in the freezer, and the bottles are on the counter" and then I casually walk (okay, sprint) out the door, leaving her alone with my pumped milk & Playtex Drop-Ins bottles. And as much as it can be hard to let go of all of my Mommy control issues (i.e., when to feed him, how to feed him, etc...), I like that the Drop-Ins bottles are very easy for my Mom to use. So when Cole starts crying, she can put a bottle together quickly and easily. I also like the liners because they help prevent air from mixing with the milk—the last thing I want is a fussy baby! (Because let's be honest: it will be ME who has to deal with him when I'm home from my date) ;)
But once I'm home from my date, as much as I enjoyed my time away, I always open the door and look at him sleeping and secretly get excited for our next feeding session...*sigh*
What are some of your favourite baby feeding moments?