This is a really delayed post. Wanted to blog about this some time ago, but never sat down to do it. So here it is now.
Nonetheless, I still felt the slight sadness that I no longer have that special closeness with my baby when I latched him on. And with Kiefer, I felt it more as he should be our last baby already. Stopping breastfeeding was like saying that, "hey, the baby has grown up!" So when it was done, it was really a mixed feeling of sadness and relief, all rolled into one.
I'm glad to have breastfed both my babies for as long as I did. I do see that they fall sick less often than other children and when they do, they do not fall as ill either. And especially so with Kiefer, my boys are close to me. So with anyone who is expecting a little one now, I strongly encourage breastfeeding your baby. Don't worry about whether the milk will come or how long you'll be able to keep at it. Just do it for as long as you can and as many feeds you can manage. Any amount is a great amount! Any duration is a great duration.
Here are my breastfed babies!!
And this picture is just to record how long I've breastfed Kiefer!
Anyway, here some random updates on Kiefer:
Jor Jor (Kor Kor)
dar dar (Daddy)
Mummy is still pretty non-existent :(
points and yells for things
understands instructions like "bring/give to xx", "come", "hold tight", "sit down"
kisses when asked to
Big kiss (flying kiss)
sticks out foot for you to tickle
smacks Kor Kor
gives things to people
stretches out hand with palm facing up when he wants something that you are holding (mostly it's food)
has about 4 teeth on top, 2 below with 2 more popping out
runs when possible. walk with arms in the air, almost like a lemur :P