The Breastfeeding Diaries 22nd July 2014

I’m sorry this week’s Diaries are a little later than usual, we’ve had our hands a little bit full this week.  The hot weather is really getting to the children.  Princess is struggling to sleep and she has had some very late nights.  We’ve dropped her daytime nap too, so to say she is a little cranky is an understatement.

 

Little Tinkerbell, now 7 weeks old, is feeling it too.  She is feeding more to quench her thirst and we’ve seen quite a few green poo’s as a result.  The extra feeding is tiring so there have been a few more lie in’s for me too (if she allows it!)

 

She’s growing far too quick if I’m honest.  The reality is dawning on me that this is my last baby, the last time I’ll breastfeed, the last time I’ll get those ever so special snuggles from such a tiny being.  The first set of clothes have gone on Ebay, my maternity clothes have gone up too.  That is it for me, my bit for the human race is now done.  I’m too old, we don’t have endless supplies of money and we just don’t have enough room.  When something is so definite and final, I can’t help but feel sad.

 

That being said though, I’m embracing every feed, every cuddle and enjoying every moment as I know how quickly maternity leave flies by and how quickly babies grow up.  I’m trying really hard to savour the present, after all, the difficult pregnancy is behind me and who knows what’s ahead in the future, it’s the here and now that is important.

 

It’s such a shame you can’t press pause every once in a while.  I don’t want to forget a single moment, but we do don’t we.  I’ve heard so many Mum’s say I can’t remember mine being that small, I’ve said it myself.  Why do our memories slip away so quickly?  I wonder if it’s sleep deprivation…

 

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Thanks to everyone who linked up last week, I’m very much looking forward to reading your posts this week.  If you’re new hear, I hope you enjoy sharing your story.  I’ve left the Diaries open until Saturday this week as I’m a bit late kicking off!

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  1. July 23, 2014 / 3:45 am

    Wouldn’t it be amazing to press the pause button occasionally? I feel the same, definitely my last baby and he’s growing up way too fast…22 weeks already here and it’s gone in the blink of an eye! Hope your girls settle down real soon, the heat sends the kiddies a little stir-crazy doesn’t it xx
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  2. July 23, 2014 / 8:58 pm

    Definitely feel for you all with this heat – my two have been more unsettled too. Glad to hear you are trying to make the most of all those precious moments – parenting should come with a pause button sometimes! 🙂
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