Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Nearly 7 Months and Counting

The day Olivia turned 6 months, I was all smiles for pretty much the entire day. 

Just the thought that I have managed to breastfeed her exclusively for 6 months was enough to make me want to run out and celebrate in a big way. 

Yay! YAY! YAY!! 

And while I am at it, let me put this down too.... 

No bottles. 
Not even a drop of formula! 
No pacifier. 
No mastitis. 


This may not mean much to many mothers who breastfed for much longer time, but to me, it is a BIG deal. 

Whenever I think of my motherhood journey so far since the birth of my first-born, one of the very few things that I regret is not being able to breastfeed my boys for longer than I did. 

Health and nutrition reasons aside, to be able to breastfeed my child is more like a milestone that I want to reach, as a mother. I want to be able to tell myself proudly that I have given my very best effort, to provide my kids with the best. It is, in my mind, one of my ways of loving them.

When Olivia was born, I didn't even dare to consider if I would make it past 3 months, though I really hope I could. I just knew I didn't want to express exclusively like I did for the boys. If I had to this time, I would regretfully but certainly give up within weeks.

Olivia is nearly 7 months old. And I am still nursing her and enjoying every bit of the experience. :>
I consider every extra day from now on a much cherished bonus. *.*

And I must thank (in no particular order) Su-San, Leng Leng, Karen L and the hubby! Without you, I would not have made it this far. 


Winnie said...

Clap, Clap, Clap! Hooray! Glad that you persevere and continue to breastfeed. Also, hope your new maid is able to help you out and not give you much problem.

Wendy said...

Another Yay! for you. Totally understand your joy. I never get past 2 months (even pumping) for my last 2. Hope I can do better this round!

Handydog said...

Congrats!!! You have made it after all the hard work, it's definitely worth it. I'm so happy for u, miss my bf days!

Domesticgoddess said...

Thanks ladies! :D

Winnie, the new maid has been very helpful, much better than I expected.

Wendy, jia you! :>

Handydog, it is definitely worth it! Thank you!!!

Porschenana said...

Congrats! You made it pass the 6 month mark. That's a fulfilling achievement. Well done Shirley


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