Feb 20, 2012
The End of Nursing
The thing about being a pregnant entrepreneur is that, God willing, you eventually get to be a mompreneur. Such is my wonderful life. With almost five years of parenting under my belt, I still remember those fears I had while pregnant (both times) about how I was going to manage parenting and add it to my well-orchestrated days. Today, I have a funny story share.
Just last week, my youngest (code named Lambchop) gave up nursing over the holidays. Yes, I nursed nearly continuously through constant operations of my business. The frequency whittled down to just bedtime snuggles.
Lambchop: Mama, numnum?
Me: No, honey. All done. Hugs?
I saw her little face screw up into that face right before a tantrum hits. Then…
Wait for it….
I’ve been replaced by a stick of cheddar. I wish all of motherhood was so easy.
My hope is that some newly pregnant mom will read this post and be struck by these truths:
You can do anything while working, even nurse for a very long time.
Kids grow up way faster than we think. Remember, the years are short even while the days are long.
- Your kids will eventually give you your body back, even while they take your shoes.