It feels crazy to say it, but I have a 6 month old.
It feels like I gave birth yesterday.
6 months means alot of things in my mind. I really REALLY wanted to exclusively breastfeed for Jem’s first 6 months and we made it! Girlfriend hasn’t had anything but mama’s milk and since my labor didn’t quite go as expected I’m glad this has. It’s an emotion-filled adventure to nurse a baby (especially when returning to work and juggling pumping and milk storage) and I’m happy to have made it to my first goal. It’s been ten times better than I ever expected.
Our nursing relationship is far from over, but our food journey is just beginning! Every week I plan to introduce a new food to Jemma. Since I’m all in to schedules and such we’re also going to debut a new sign each week as we start practicing sign language.
I’ve heard that for nursing you can sign “mama” and then milk to equal mama’s milk. But, I’m aiming for simple. So, if I’m equated with a cow. So be it. At least we’ll be communicating.
And finally, the avocado adventure …
|My mom made adorable little avocado wash clothes and a matching bib|
|“Mama, what is this stuff?”|
|“Holy cow, I’ve never tasted anything like this!”|
|“Tastes good … pretty fun to play with too :)”|
|“Yeah for avocados!”|
|“I can’t fit any more in my cheeks!”|
|My favorite little avocado baby :)|