Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Our Baby

As you can probably see by the ticker on the side, we are having another baby. Let me tell you that it was a HUGE shock to me and Joe. We thought that we were done with Gideon, but the Lord has another idea. We are excited that we are adding this child to our family and so grateful that we are blessed to have a baby. I just wanted to let you all know that we are happy and healthy and I will keep you all posted as the pregnancy continues.

Monday, August 11, 2008

We're going to Alaska

I wanted to let everyone know that we are going to Alaska. I can't tell you how excited we all are, especially Joe. He can't wait to get up there and show us everything that he loves. I have to say that I am pretty thrilled myself. It should be a great vacation for our family. We are so grateful that this opportunity has been given to us. Thanks Jenny! We can't wait to spend time with family there. It will be good to spend time with everyone and to build those relationships. Expect lots of pictures in upcoming posts.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Giving up the Boob

I need to start this off by saying there may be some embarrassing talk in this post so if you're easily embarrassed read no further. You've been warned!
I have recently decided to quite nursing, okay so the decision was pretty much made for me. I was going to quit anyway at 24 months but Gideon got an infection in his mouth and transferred it to my breasts. Needless to say it was way to painful to continue the whole nursing thing. Whenever he nursed it felt like he was a hoover vacuum trying to suck my whole nipple off. Yes, it was uncomfortable. I have to say that I was/am disappointed. It has been really hard to go cold turkey for both him and me (all of you nursing mothers out there know why). It makes me sad because he is my last baby and I guess I wanted to keep him that way for a little while longer.
The infection has played a terrible toll on my breasts. I can't stand to have anything touch them, so when Gideon gets on my lap and pushes on my chest I want to scream and throw him off. I do refrain from that. It has been a very hard experience for Gideon. Even after a week he still asks for "boobie" I wish that there was an easier way to ween that doesn't traumatize the poor kid. He has been very clingy and cuddly which is okay with me because I thought he might hate me. I'm glad to know that I'm still his 'mama', and that he will still love me.
Weening has not been a fun experience, but I wouldn't give up the nursing experience for anything. I have been really fortunate to be a "milk cow" when it comes to nursing my kids. I feel really lucky that that has been an option for me, and that I've been able to do it for as long as I have.