One year

I haven’t written a blog in a little over two weeks. I can’t believe it’s been that long already ! My last two weeks have been so overwhelmingly busy. 

We celebrated our son’s first birthday on the 6th. My husband and I took him to the zoo, we decided against a big party, and wanted something more personal and intimate for the three of us. We had so much fun and it was definitely the start of a tradition. We also had smash cake pictures done the week before his birthday. They were circus themed and I special ordered his outfit. Oh, I was in love ! Tristan had so much fun playing and we had so much fun watching ! 

Tristan turning one was a big deal for me, as I am a first time mom, and this first year has gone so quickly. I can’t believe how big my little giant is already. 27 pounds and 32.25 inches tall, isn’t that a big toddler ? Where did my baby go ? I don’t think I ever even had one ! He hasn’t just grown this past year, but he has learned so much. I can’t believe how incredibly intelligent he is, and I’m not just being bias, I don’t think so anyway ! He has taught me so much since the day he was born, and he doesn’t even know. 

Right along with Tristan turning one, another big goal has been marked on the calendar. I exclusively breastfed him until he was 7 months old, which is when he decided he wanted to start eating solids. He wasn’t much for baby food, but always wanted to try what we were eating. He still nurses like a mad man, but he eats everything in sight and I allow him to have water diluted juice or plain water here and there. He never took to bottles, I was unable to pump any milk. He recently started using sippy ups.

I love that he looks to me for comfort. I set goals of 3 months, 6 months, 9 months and a year. So far, we have soared through each goal and have worked toward the next easily. The next goal is 15 months. I want him to self wean, when he’s ready, and I will accept his decision. It will definitely be bittersweet but at least I will know that I was able to sustain a life and give comfort when it was needed. I put his life first, a sacrifice that was all too easy to make. 

I recently submitted my application to become a breastfeeding counselor, and I have all my fingers and toes crossed that they accept my application. I would love the opportunity to help educate others and provide a support system to other mothers. Since I am unable to work, this would be an excellent journey for me to embark on. I am so excited ! 

Well, mommydom calls ! 

Follow your dreams and create goals !

❤ LAFMommy

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8 thoughts on “One year

    1. Thank you ! I can tell Tristan is weaning a bit through the day, if we go anywhere that is, but at night he nurses like crazy ! If we’re home he nurses a lot through the day. I love seeing him grow into a happy and healthy little person, but I’m so not ready.

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      1. My one ur old is the same way! I can’t wait to get a good nights sleep, but I’m never ready to give it up…especially since this is our last baby. I’ve tried taking a few pics but they all look very VERY awkward!

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      2. I get pictures all the time ! Even if they look bad I save them lol. Tristan has been sleeping through the night since he was about a week old, so no complaints there. If he wants to nurse he just rolls over and finds it.

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      3. Tank is the same but he has me switching boobies ALL night long. I keep the pics too, I just wish I had one that’s not from a selfie angle. I’ve nursed my last three kids and don’t have a single one of both of us lol

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      4. I have, but haven’t been able to find a photographer I felt comfortable letting into my family so intimately. Maybe I’ll ask my 10 yr old. She is a good girl and understands how special it is….or maybe not and she will get all grossed out? Lol

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      5. Lol there are photographers that do nursing pictures specifically. I haven’t come across one that does only those, but I know they exist ! I know my husband found one and has been trying to organize the shoot for me. He thinks I’d feel more comfortable with a woman than him lol

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