I just realized that it has been a few weeks since I posted on the CNML blog. My goal is to post once per week. If you, my readers, have any suggestions for blog posts or if you would like to submit a post, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org :)
My baby daughter just turned one year old a week ago. Even though she is not my first baby, there is something about that one year mark that brings me relief and a sense of accomplishment. I feel relieved, because she did not succumb to SIDS or contract a serious illness like RSV. I try repeatedly to follow the Scripture verse, "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." However, I am weak in this area and still worry from time to time.
There is also a sense of relief that I made it through early babyhood and all that entails! She is crawling and standing now. She can share a lot of what our family eats each day. She is really growing up. I am not so much on call anymore. Of course, it is a little bittersweet, too; babyhood is such a unique time of life. However, we should try to enjoy all the stages of our children's lives. Of course, that can be tough when the 4 year old is having his second melt down of the day!
I feel a sense of accomplishment that I birthed a baby and nursed her for a whole year! Our first year nursing went relatively smoothly, and I look forward to our continued breastfeeding relationship.