I have the sweetest baby girl in the world.
Tonight was the last night that I nursed Natalia. The time has come to stop that wonderful bonding daily practice. Never again will I see that same gleeful smile after she nurses. Never again will I get kicked in the face or watch her contort herself while nursing. Boo Hoo. I have been working on weaning her for about a month, but this week my body decided to give me a little helpful nudge.
And so, as I finished nursing Natalia before she went to bed, I shed a tear.
She looked up at me, smiled a huge toothy grin and said:
"Bye Bye Boob-boobs"
I smiled wistfully at her. "Yup, bye bye boob boobs."
Then she looked at me with a solemn and yet adoring look and said "Mommy sick" and gave me one of the biggest hugs she has ever given. We sat there for a minute while SHE rubbed MY back. It took my breath away.
I am such a lucky mom to be blessed with her.