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28 November 2009

Chickpeas, Breast & All The Rest




Gretchen eats most of her meals like this -- in the Bumbo, on the coffee table (even though the warning on the side of the contraption specifically says 'not for use on a raised surfaces' -- we're rebels, what can I say). At this particular dinner she was chasing a rogue chickpea across the table and working on her cute little pincer grasp. She's getting really fantastic and picking up tiny little objects.

Chickpeas have been a hit these days, along with: bananas, applesauce, bell peppers, sweet potatoes, squash, carrots & she's even tried little bits of firm tofu.

She is breastfeeding quite a bit less these days, though we are definitely nowhere close to weaning.

Most days we nurse:
01. When we wake up
02. Midmorning/nap time
03. Around lunch
04. Afternoonish/nap time
05. Around dinner
06. Bedtime

Sometimes she nurses less & sometimes more, with little snacklings throughout the day when all she wants is a couple sips. We always nurse at nap time/bedtime, however.

Tomorrow Gretchen will be 10 months old which means I'll have been nursing her for 10 whole months. My initial goal was to make to it a year, and now I know we'll be going much further than that. For those of you who are newer to the blog, I had quite a bit of trouble with breastfeeding to begin (which you can read about here, here & here) and to know how far I've come makes me burst with pride. I'm so happy that I stuck it out & I'm so happy for the time that I get to spend nursing my daughter. It's still hard, sometimes -- breastfeeding is a lifestyle and not for the faint of heart. It is, however, worth every single little moment.

On that note, I just wanted to thank you all again for your support over these last 10 months -- your kind comments & words of encouragement got me through some rather rough patches & I love you all for that.

Merci.

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4 Comments:

Blogger ~love said...

our youngest, bianca, just turned 10 months 6 days ago. our days sound so similar to yours. it is a lifestyle and something to be so proud of. good job. =)

November 29, 2009 at 1:16 AM  
Blogger Desiree Fawn said...

Awe, thank you so much!

Also, I absolutely LOVE the name Bianca - so beautiful.

November 29, 2009 at 1:20 AM  
Blogger iris said...

congrats on ten (plus another ten on the inside) really wonderful months of parenting.

you are a wonder & you can tell just by looking at her.

November 29, 2009 at 10:31 AM  
Blogger Catherine Lowe said...

woohoo! go girl. Yes, lots of trouble here too. Yet to post about on our blog- but well done for sticking it out!
It's not as easy as you think huh

November 29, 2009 at 4:55 PM  

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