Today is a bittersweet day. It is the first day I will not be nursing Little Bit since he was born. We went the distance. We nursed for a whole year plus a few weeks for good measure. It was a wonderful experience. Snuggling my Little Bit and providing for him in this way was so deeply touching.
When I was pregnant I prayed over and over that we would have no trouble nursing. You know what? We didn't have any trouble at all. Little Bit even mostly weened himself. I had to initiate stopping the last three (morning, afternoon, and night night time) but he did the rest.
He was sucking on the Doctors finger as she pulled him from my tummy. He was a natural. He is also a natural at drinking milk it seems. This morning when I introduced his first morning with no Mommy milk he gulped down a whole sippy cup. So today is a bittersweet day. I am happy to be done but also very sad our special time is over.