Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Free at Last

OK...disclaimer....if you are a guy (or women) who doesn't want to read about breast feeding...stop reading now!
I'm going on 6 days now of not nursing Redfish. I know, I know, he's going on 2-and-a-half, he was getting kinda old for it. But he's my baby, and since we won't be having any more kids...I guess it was me who was holding on. I was a closet nurser, down to once a day, but just couldn't seem to give that last one up. The good news is that Redfish is now sleeping through the night consistently, something that usually happens when you take the "nuk" away.
The other good news is that I'm looking forward to my first season of training in 3 years where I'm not either pregnant or nursing. Hopefully, this will mean less of me, up top to bounce around. But not for a couple weeks. The bad news is that first, I've got to get through the "hurting" stage...with some major lactic "acid" build up. Where does that stuff go anyway?
Since we are "pescatarian" (we eat fish and veggies, but no meat) having a big tuna steak from Outback is about as close as I get to a treat meal. But for the past 3 years, i've had to avoid fish as much as possible, due to the mercury. And everytime I had half a beer, I felt so, so guilty. I'm really looking forward to having a grilled tuna steak at Outback and an entire beer for a celebration dinner. Hmmmm...maybe we need to hire a sitter an celebrate that my baby is growing up.

1 comment:

Diane said...

Congratulations! It's hard for mommies to let go. :)