Yesterday was the first day ever that my child didn’t ask for milk in some way. This came after I distracted her when she asked on Monday. _________ I have been trying to wean for some time, but it occurred to me yesterday that the journey might actually be coming to an end...and that I had no pictures of nursing her to look back on. If I’m being honest, it hasn’t been my favorite thing, but, as with every other chapter in this book of our life together, the closing of this one is bittersweet and I want to remember it. ________ I also want to say that I never expected to nurse this long. I’ve gotten some flack for it, felt like I had to hide it, been embarrassed when she asked in public. I used to judge people like me, too, who breastfed kids who were “old enough to ask”. Yep, I was THAT person. _______ But I didn’t know me as a mom then, or my daughter, and what her needs might be. I didn’t know that she would have a dairy allergy and my milk would continue to be the best source of some nutrients for her. I didn’t know it would be the best way to meet her emotional needs. I didn’t know, and those people who have given me a hard time don’t, either. ________ It’s not just me. A while ago, I asked what my followers had ever been shamed for. Do you know what the number one response was? Breastfeeding. This is 2018, guys. I was bewildered by the responses! ________ I never thought I’d post a breastfeeding pic, but this one’s a little bit for you mamas who have ever felt insecure about it...and a lot for that little girl I love so much to remember this special time we shared, just us two. I mean, look at how she’s looking at me! Instant heart melt! ________ And then, she ruins it 😂. Swipe left to see!
When you JUMP up at 4:30am because it’s Thursday... which means it’s the day I get to LOVE on my team and celebrate everything they did this week! It is a truly incredible thing when you wake up to know today I’m going to live my life for my passion in helping and serving others!!! Making an impact while making an income! Babes, I’m coming to shout you out!!!!
Take me back to last Sunday’s strolls and incredible eats🙏🏼2 more days til the weekend and you better believe I’ll be making another stop at @nectarinegrove (and maybe @thegoodsdoughnuts while I’m at it🍩) Pictured: the fajita bowl with spinach base, topped with chicken & @sietefoods tortillas / the steak chimichurri bowl topped with plantains & ✌🏼sides of @superfoodandcompany ginger raider kefir soda (always😎) Happy Friday, Jr.!! #sandiego#sandiegoeats