Gabriella will be 11 months next week! They don't lie when they say time flies. Sometimes I miss the sweet newborn snuggles, but even at 10.5 months I still get plenty of snuggles <3 But now I also get more than just snuggles. I love watching her grow, explore, and seeing her personality develop everyday. We have already started planning her 1st Birthday party, and I cannot believe that we have had her with us for almost 1 year. It just does not seem like that long!
I have been getting asked since she was 6 months old when I was going to stop breastfeeding. My answer has always been the same, "I'm not sure, I am trying to make it to 1 year at least if all continues to go well". Well we're approaching 1 year, and while I know I don't want to continue to pump at work much longer, I don't know when we will be 100% weaned. We have both enjoyed the journey so much, and I will be sad when we do stop. However, I would be lying if I said I wasn't a little excited to have my body to myself again and have a little more freedom to take weekend trips with Daniel without having to take those all so lovely pump breaks. They are not glamorous or convenient. I feel the time is coming and the end is near, which I have never said before.
I didn't put much thought into this experience, and we just went with what felt natural. I have been blessed with a supporting husband and family, and I hope I am just as blessed with our next baby when the time comes.