November 10, 2010

I'm begging you for mercy

nappy
i love it when she naps


We're still breastfeeding. I can't tell when it will end. She usually only nurses at night (but not always) and sometimes in the morning. It's funny, we could be home all day and she won't want to nurse. But as soon as we're out at the park, or someone is over, she's gotta have it. Also, of course, if she gets hurt and needs comfort. But that's what it's (they're) for. [In my mind.] [And in hers.]


I want my children to have a sense of humor
and more importantly, a sense of mercy.

That has nothing to do with breastfeeding, I don't think. It was just something that came to me while standing in line at the grocery store.




24 comments:

  1. Beautiful photo. I love how her little pony tail is laying over the arm of the couch. :-)

    Also, what is it about blog post ideas hitting you in the check out line?....it's happened to me dozens of times.

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  2. what a sweet photo...that tutu. if I had girls, we would definitely have tutus. :)

    my [relatively] limited days of breastfeeding have been on my mind, too. bittersweet.

    and I love your grocery store thoughts.

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  3. My 6 month old son seems to be unsure if he wants to continue nursing. Sometimes he is an eager nurser and other times he can't be bothered to do it for more than five minutes. I can't decide how I feel about this. Sometimes sad, sometimes relieved/free, usually both at the same time. I think (maybe even hope, at times) that this is our last baby, so it seems that every baby thing has a bittersweet feeling attached to it.

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  4. ummmmmmmm, YES. Tender hearts, mercy, laughter and love. May they all reign here (and it has to start with me, which = scary).

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  5. I love that thought and I echo it.

    Things are...growing, changing, morphing...

    upwards, onwards

    maybe

    Am I even commenting on your post anymore? I'm not sure.

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  6. sense of mercy indeed!

    does Ivy usually not nap, the girls have given up naps completely. We're working on quiet reading time...

    the girls are still nursing too, in fact one is nursing as I sit here. Every time I sit they want to nurse. I'm wondering if they'll ever want to stop. Hmmm. It's still incredibly special.

    have a great day friend!
    brittany

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  7. Awe, what a sweet little napper!

    My daughter is still a boobaholic at 21-months and I doubt it'll end anytime soon <3 It's REALLY hard sometimes, but mostly, I love it.

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  8. I love naps too! And I totally think that BF is related to mercy, compassion and all that love. What better way to teach them all those than being there for them and giving them mercy compassion love? Lovely post (as always!).

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  9. I'm so glad you are so out spoken about breastfeeding...regardless the age of your child. My son weaned himself right around his 3rd birthday but I felt like I had to be all secretive about it once he reached toddlerhood. Enjoy your special time together!

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  10. I do not know why this post made me laugh maybe is sleep deprivation on my part and the ramdomness in the middle of this post made me have a chuckle :-)

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  11. i always feel like i want to hold your hand, you're such a sweet thing.

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  12. Mercy is a good one for the rest of our lives.

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  13. beautiful sentiments.
    i will always (and forever) hate myself for weaning cora when she was two. because my sole reason was that her sister weaned when she was two. and cora just wasn't ready. there were WAY TOO MANY tears. unnecessary tears.
    it makes my heart ache.
    so i've already decided finn is in control this time.
    regret sucks. bigtime.

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  14. mine at 21 months decided to use them only to suck at not really nurse. the prob was he 'd do it all night without a proper sleep...so with great regret i had to stop it but founbd a different solution..first thing in them orning we have 20 mins of sucking and its a relieffor both... although will soon have a new one to nurse i will miss my son when he stops completely

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  15. Yeah, I could have almost exactly written this post. Well, except my daughter is only 21 months (there are a lot of January babies commenting today!) but she does the same thing. We nurse before bed and occasionally throughout the night as well as the moment I walk through the door from work. She'll run up to me, blabbering about what happened for the day, rub her tummy for please and give me her cute head pose. After a snack, she's good. I rarely let her NIP anymore, mostly because she just barely sucks before looking around and being done. I stopped doing that unless she's really tired or hurts herself, since it wasn't conducive to either of us. But I love it....I don't want it to end. And yet, I do. I long for the days of freedom. Not having to worry about leaking. No engorgement pain. But I'll miss it. So very bittersweet.

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  16. It's so sweet when they nap, so peaceful.

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  17. its so peaceful when they are napping and when they wake up, they become monsters again...but i love them anyway..they are my life and i chose to live this way..;p

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  18. Love the tutu. Very much a napping essential!
    I am hit by thoughts that I want to share and blogging ideas at the most inopportune times. I can't write them down and cannot, for the life of me, remember them when I get to my computer. Ugh! :)

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  19. That picture is so sweet. I think it's so wonderful that she's still nursing. What a blessing. And I feel like I'm saying that mercy quote 90384932 times a day lately...

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  20. I love nursing my 22 month old daughter. She still nurses quite a few times during the day and I nurse her to sleep for nights and naps. We cosleep and I swear she nurses a lot at night but I sleep through most of it so I'm never really sure how long it lasts.
    I just love it and don't want it to end any time soon. I honestly have no idea how to parent a child that doesn't nurse. How do you soothe hurts and get them to sleep?
    Oh how I love naps, but my daughter isn't such a fan, at least not when I'm not right next to her. Oh well, soon enough she won't want to be so close to me all the time.

    Lovely picture of Ivy. I just love her tutu.

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  21. i am your newest follower. great blog:)

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  22. I just weaned my 19 month old because I'm pregnant, etc. It breaks my heart still when I see her snuggle up to my chest and mimic the mouth movements as she falls asleep. I can't believe how fast it goes by...and at the beginning you don't know how you will make it so long!

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  23. My 20-month-old is still nursing too, through the night. Sometimes I think about weaning...but not yet.

    stephanie@metropolitanmama.net

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  24. My guy sort of weaned himself at 16 months; I'm pregnant, I think my milk dried up. It happened quite suddenly. Every once in a while in the tub he gives one a try, but he's sort of forgotten how to suck without biting, so we've had to stop that. I miss it. I hope to nurse #2 for at least 2 years. It's so wonderful.

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