Sunday, April 29, 2007

goodbye and WELL DONE

its been three days since i breastfed. saying goodbye was easy and hard all at the same time. hard because its a little sad to not have that special time with boys. but easier knowing that i did it! i breastfed twins for 11 months! i am proud of myself and the boys for sticking it in there so long.i came across this drawer the other day in my kitchen and it took me back to the days in the NICU where for 6 weeks I pumped every three hours religiously. I filled jars and jars of milk. Eventually the NICU asked me to stop bringing it and I began to fill my moms freezer. When we left the NICU last June they had a nurses aid help us carry (on a cart) my two huge boxes of frozen milk into a cooler that filled the entire trunk. I am proud of myself for carrying on as it was not easy in the beginning. I am done now and although I will miss it I am stinking happy we did it!
My last nurse with each was special. i told them how lucky i felt to be their mom and as i looked down at them they each looked up at me with a twinkle in their eye and bit me.. ahh it was finished.

15 comments:

Wendy said...

WOW! That is amazing! Great work!

jamie said...

that's great heath thanks for sharing that!

Nova said...

lovely Heather, congrats on a well-deserved rest after 11 (wow) months of breastfeeding!

Eva said...

Congrats Heather! That really is fantastic. You have done wonderful things for your boys.

We also have tons of random things left from the NICU that I can't seem to get rid of us.

Bob said...

Congratulations, Heather!!

Dad D

j. oates said...

Heather.... this has nothing to do with your post..but i saw the card you made audge on her blog and i wish you could come here and teach me to make such cool things....miss you....

Stacey said...

How awesome!! You breastfed twins for 11 months!! I only made it to 10 months with Rowan, and then I think we were both just finished. What an accomplishment!

Christy said...

That is amazing!! You go girl!

kelly said...

VERY well done - way to go!!!

tammy said...

Wow good for you for nursing that long! That is a big accomplishment. Definetly a scrapworthy page:)

Stacie said...

Congratulations on a major accomplishment.

Walter & Mel said...

Wow! That is impressive to breastfeed that long with twins! Congratulations! What a wonderful mom they have!

Stacie said...

Another thought: I was wondering if you would be interested in participating in the Multiple Mom Movie Madness thing I have going on: http://twinkies.bastetweb.com/2007/04/09/multiple-mom-movie-madness/

Marcy said...

Congrats Heather!!!! You won't know what to do with all your free time now!! LOL

Reesh said...

Way to go Heather! That picture of the drawer with all those empty containers is absolutely amazing! I am glad that you feel so proud of yourself, it seems like a great way to end the breastfeeding.

Nice new banner by the way - it really looks wondeful!