"Though he won't remember any of this, I hope he will always remember the feeling of safety and comfort from when he would lay in my arms and listen to my heart through my chest. As much as I am an advocate for breastfeeding, if that's what the mama-baby dyad chooses is best for them, I would be straight up full of sh*t if I said it was easy. Well, maybe it is, but it wasn't and hasn't been the easiest journey with either babe.
Being 'touched-out' after mothering all day, after giving up any semblance of personal space to a small human that can't really grasp the concept, has been hard for me to accept. But alas, we are still here. When I think about the first several years, sometimes I feel guilty that I couldn't 'give' or 'be present' as much, so I guess this time around, as a SAHM, I try to be more mindful and giving, and for me, that includes continuing to nurse and enjoy these quiet moments . . . thankfully, Netflix exists for when I'm trapped with a cranky-pants toddler." — Anna (and "Little G," 25 months)