TMI Alert: This post is about breastfeeding, so if you don't fancy that kind of stuff look away!
We have reached a new era in our home. For the first time in 20 months I did not nurse Lauchlan this morning. This is by far the longest that I have nursed one of my children. I nursed Heather for 13 months, Addie for 14 months and Lauchlan for 20 months. I have spent 47 months or almost 4 years of my life with a child on my breast. Wow!
I actually started weaning Lauchlan about 5 months ago but then he started waking up around 5 a.m. every day so I would bring him into bed to feed him and he would fall back asleep for another hour or so. Now, however, he is not falling back asleep and really, the kid just doesn't need milk from me anymore.
Instead of our usual routine of bringing Lauchy into bed with us, Jeff took him downstairs and gave him breakfast right away. It didn't seem to phase Lauchlan at all but I felt a little weepy. I am pretty certain that this is our last baby (I think Jeff would say 100% certain) so for me, this is it. I am done with this chapter in my life. My eyes just welled up with tears as I wrote that last sentence. I am happy to be done with nursing but it is hard to let go of all the wonderful things that go with nursing too. I feel blessed that I was able to experience nursing all of my children. Now, on to the new era!