Saturday, May 17, 2008

Goal Surpast

I originally thought I was going to nurse for 6 months. Because "breast is best". I really did not think that I would like it as much as I have. Growing up I never knew anyone who actually breast fed their babies. While working in Owatonna I was exposed to breastfeeding and it was "fine" for those moms but still I really did not think much about it even though kids were always in the back of my mind. Once Timothy and I found out we were having a baby I really started to think about it. I thought I can do 6 months. My OB told me that she bet I could make it to a year. I thought well lets see how the first few weeks go. I had heard horror stories from friends and neighbors. I was amazed when Meredith not only took to it well but would not take anything else. She has never taken more then 2 oz of anything (formula or breast milk) out of a bottle; not for lack of trying either. There were several Sunday nights that Timothy said he tried really hard to get her to take more but she would have nothing to do with it. I have been very blessed that breast feeding has come easily to us and we have a supportive environment where I can feed her (out in public and at home). Today when taking Meredith's 9 months pictures Timothy and I found a secluded spot on the river walk that was just the spot to take nursing photos. I am thankful that we have been able to take photos for posterity sake. I know it will be one of the things I miss most when we are done having children. I attached one of my favorite photos from the session. (I think it is very tasteful).


The Haver Family said...

Great job! I think it turned out beautiful.

Mandie said...


I love nursing pictures!