Tuesday, September 25, 2012

10 months

bo christian is 10 months old today.
he is crawling now.
of all my babies, i have taken the most time to enjoy bo christian.
but, he has been the hardest to nurse!
i've never understood when other moms would say that they couldn't nurse their baby.
bo christian has helped me to understand.
the only thing that kept me from quitting is the cost of formula.
i am that cheap.
he refuses to nurse with anyone around.
that is hard, but not the hardest part.

i got mastitis for the first time.
that was the sickest i have ever been.
and then i got it again.
i have nursed him with tears from pain streaming down my face.
i've had indescribable sores.
i went to 3 doctors.
2 doctors were just no help at all.
but, dr. o saved us.
he didn't know what was wrong, but he did know that nursing was best for my baby.
he put me on all sorts of medicines and gave me 2 shots.
i pumped for a whole week.
bo christian drank formula for that whole week.
and then we started cautiously nursing again.
thankfully, we have been good ever since.
he takes 2 formula bottles a day.
he nurses the rest of the time...with me quietly sitting on my bed and no one else in the room.
i wanted to nurse him until he was at least 10 months old.
we have sort of done it.

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