Friday, June 25, 2010


Thursday morning I was laying in bed and Henry was nursing. It was around 5:30 in the morning and I just watched him. Rubbing his back and giving him little kisses on his forehead. And it hit me. This would be the last time I would ever nurse him. It has been coming on for a little while now. Slowly cutting one feeding and then another. We had recently cut the bedtime feeding and given him a sippy cup and it went really well. I knew in my heart that he would take the cup in the night if he was hungry. He was ready.

So last night we went to bed and had the sippy cup in the fridge in case he needed it. He woke up early and we offered it, but he didn't take it. Once he realized he couldn't nurse he went right back to sleep. This morning at 5:15 he woke up and we offered the cup again. He drank it, and then after awhile drifted off back to sleep.

It's been 24 hours since I nursed him. And he seems perfectly fine. We really are done. Thirteen and a half months, and I have loved every second of it. A piece of my heart is sad it's over. But we were both ready.


  1. I love how so much about motherhood is in those moments where something "just hits" me...I have learned to place faith in that. There are plenty of times when I am anxious and don't know what to do, but in time that quiet little moment of wisdom always comes.

  2. you're such a great mommy! love ya!

  3. I miss those moments. You did great mama. Congrats :)

  4. You have done a wonderful thing for your son. Those 13 1/2 months of mama's milk will give him a lifetime of good health and a natural, built in protection from many things. There is no formula made that is as good for our kids as breast milk. 65 years ago (can you believe it??) I was in Henry's position and my mama's milk has given me a lifetime of good health. Henry will thank you someday just as I thank my mama now. Love you and will see you and the boy in a couple of weeks. Can't wait!!

  5. Sounds like it's going really well! And I love that you kept it up as long as you did. I can't wait to feed my little seems like such a great bonding experience!