Photos: Brittany Nikole
If it looks like I’m about to be blown away in a few of these, it’s because I was! I mentioned it in my last post but the wind was INSANE this day. I think it definitely added a cool effect to some of the pictures, but it sure was annoying trying to get my hair to stay out of my face. First world problems, I know.
As my sweet baby boy approaches his first birthday, we’ve had a big change and i’ve got mixed feelings about it. We have started the weaning process and will be done breastfeeding pretty soon. I am so grateful to have been able to nourish his growing body with the best possible thing for him, but I definitely feel a sense of freedom now that he’s only nursing 1-2 times a day. I have more energy, my pre-baby bras finally fit, and I feel like my body is almost mine again.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; breastfeeding is HARD, and we had an especially hard start at it filled with infections, clogged ducts, supply issues, and a shallow latch. It took lot’s of tears, a lactation specialist, and the support of my hubs and mama to keep me going, but I am SO proud to say we made it 1 year. I wanted to give up so many times but in the back of my head I knew I had set a goal, and was hell-bent on achieving it! My original goal was to exclusively breastfeed for 6 months, and when we got there, by that point it was second nature and no longer a struggle so we kept going and actually enjoyed it.
Shout out to all you mamas still on your breastfeeding journey, you’re amazing!