means a whole lot of do over...
I nursed all of my babies. Merri I nursed until she bit me at 9 months. Will weaned himself at 7 months, it was too short, in hindsight and Ollie I nursed for 10 months. I will, without question, nurse this baby for longer than any of the others. I will not nurse this baby into toddlerhood and if this baby weans him/herself early? I will pump, at least that is what I say for now.
Having three babies in three years makes you really want your body back. I was either pregnant or nursing for the better part of 36 months of my life. It takes a toll on you. It really does. I do not think I am a selfish person in the least, but the role of mother is never ending and I happily embrace this role. In that role I find that I need to set boundaries and this time around, it will be different. I think the boundaries will be different. Or so I think.
At the beginning of this pregnancy, we found out at five weeks, I was overwhelmed and scared. Our life, it seemed, did not have room for a new baby. But now...we are truly grateful and blessed that we have been given this little life and we have 6 months to go to meet our new one. Here's to a continued healthy pregnancy.