Breastfeeding is, when I think about it, a pretty strange thing. Many times a day, I open my shirt, quickly expose a breast, guide my baby in the right direction and (drum roll please)... I provide enough milk to keep a little creature alive!
Until this week, my feelings regarding breastfeeding stopped there. It was something that I had to do in order to have an healthy and happy baby. I didn't really get the "breastfeeding is such a precious moment" thing. I simply felt like a prize winning milk cow and I was actually happy with that because I know that so many women struggle with breastfeeding.
However, the "breastfeeding is such a precious moment" thing hit me in the face Tuesday when we came back from the clinic. Alice just turned 2 months old and, as a birthday present (!), we decided (after much considerations) to have her vaccinated. Things went smoothly at the clinic (except that I was scared shitless to have my intrauterine device installed but this is another story) but, as soon as we got back home, Alice started to cry like she never did before.
Maybe it is my mother instinct but without realizing it I was lying on my side in bed, skin to skin with my feverish baby, rocking her gently with my left arm while breastfeeding. At that moment, I truly realized how precious and emotional breastfeeding can be. Alice slowly calmed down (the baby acetaminophen probably helped a bit!!!) and eventually she fell asleep with her little hand touching my chest. This was truly a magical moment for me.
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luke and pamela: Oh, cool! I used to be part of a community garden. It is so much fun...especially with a baby on your back :)
ali: Well, there must be a lot of "limited" people...ah ah ah!!!
courtney: Thank you so much Courtney! So, are you going to re-open your blog...it was so good!
claire: Can I see the list please?
liz: Thank you for the link. Pretty strange things over there!!!
veronica darling: Ah! The joy of fusible interfacing (it was, however, a challenge on t-shirt material).
anneemall: Thank you so much :)
sofisan: And since it is an old t-shirt, the cushion is super soft. I really like it and it is eco-friendly.
daniela: Well, I also think that Alice's mom is kinda cool ;) ah ah ah!!!
oscarlucinda: Just taking time to read a "not baby" related book is pretty wonderful! Just 1-2 hours makes such a big difference (to my opinion anyway).
olena: I really like Alices' mom (!), it is just that it makes me a bit sad when during a day 99.9% of what I talked about is baby related.
su: I think that the old me is pretty happy to be back (part-time only)!!!
may: I don't really have tricks. I just take some time to do "me"stuff...like having a pedicure (aaahhhhh, love pedicures).
kate / tinywarbler: Thank you Kate. I was pretty please with the tea towel idea.
taryn: I agree! I'm totally devoted to Alice but sometimes it is good to think about other stuff. I find that I'm more relax when I come back to Alice after a little "mommy break".
jacinthe: ah ouin! Je dis pas non à une petite visite chez H&M.
asphalt and air: OMG, thank you so much for all the information! I'm actually pretty excited to go on holidays with Alice (and my husband and my dog)!
gayla: I'm actually working on a cute kimono for Alice :) Can't wait to finish it and take a few pictures.