A look back over the last two years.

As I like to keep this blog for my own private viewing as well, I figured it would be nice to look back on this post I’m about to share.

I nursed Vinnie for 22 months and 3 weeks. Here’s how it went.

Where it all began, Nursing at just three days old.

Where it all began, Nursing at just three days old.

Two months old and trying out new positions.

Two months old and trying out new positions.

Bed time routine.

Bed time routine.

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Still going strong at 11 months.

Anoher bedtime shot

Another bedtime shot

New years eve 2013.

New years eve 2013.

Nursing in public, Lodz Poland shopping mall.

Nursing in public, Lodz Poland shopping mall.

Nursing on the beach in Greece.

Nursing on the beach in Greece.

This is the last photo my husband captured of the amazing bond Vinnie and I shared on our breastfeeding journey. Taking July 12th 2014 at the top of Acropolis Athens, Greece.

This is the last photo my husband captured of the amazing bond Vinnie and I shared on our breastfeeding journey. Taking July 12th 2014 at the top of Acropolis Athens, Greece.

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The cow is dead

dead cowTalk about milking the cow ! I’m officially done nursing !

Ok ok,.. I’m still waiting for my boobs and body to get the memo but I’m done!

It has officially been one week since Vinnie last latched on and drink mummies milk.

We nursed for 22 months and 3 weeks ! ! !

I’m proud of what I have done, I’m happy I have provided my son with the ‘best start’ but I’m so so glad it’s over.

Some may ask what prompted the decision to stop, for me it was selfish reasons I guess one would look at it and say.

While in Greece for 9 days Vinnie went on complete hungry strike eating nothing but two fork full’s of noodles and declining water, as his mother who is responsible for him I was so grateful I still had the milk I could provide for him but my god was it exhausting. He nursed every 2 hours round the clock. It was hitting 40 oC most day, It was hot, humid and we were out most days walking.

Trying to drink enough water not only for my own body but for him as well was tough going.

The sleepless nights due to the hot weather, the noisy AC and the uncomfortable bed add to that I was on my period which happened to last a full 9 days ! (Half of the holiday and a few days once we were home). I was well and truly ready to reclaim my body once we were home.

And that I did.

On Wednesday morning July 16th 2014 at 6am Vinnie nursed for his very last time.

Over the last week we’ve had a little roller-coaster going on with a few tears and tantrums but mostly he’s been a sweetheart. Nap times have been easy-going. He seems to just pass out and fall asleep when he wants to, Which suits me fine. You may have seen on Instagram.
bedtime are another issue, I tend to lay on the bed with him in till he falls asleep, Before he was always nursed to sleep. So laying next to him I feel is the next step. It’s taking on average anywhere between 15mins-1.5hour for him to fall asleep. – This is a work in progress.

Overall it has been smoother than I expected. He is still pulling down my top to kiss my nips, Since I did have plasters on them for nearly 4 days and told him Mummy has ouchies. Kisses are so much better than nursing.

Over the last week I’ve pumped twice a full 5oz’s from each breast on the 2nd day, 2.5oz’s from each breast on the 3rd day and nothing since although I can see and feel I have a lot of milk going on in there.

As for Vinnie’s eating and drinking now. He’s like a horse I’ve never seen him put away so much food.

So that pretty much sums up what’s been going on in the nursing department.

Any comments, question’s or feedback feel free to leave a comment below.

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TTT 23.07.2014 Delayed

Ten thought Tuesday

  1. The reason this is delayed… I fell asleep
  2. It happens when you put off blogging in till the very last minute of the day and then put the toddler to bed.
  3. My husband is still off work and i’m so ready for him to go back.
  4. We’ve been arguing nearly every day since the holiday started and that includes while we were in Greece.
  5. On a good note Vinnie has completely finished with nursing. Today marks one week of not a single latch.  Another blog post to come about that – it’s on my list.
  6. His sleep has improved, his eating has improved. It’s just a shame his behaviour hasn’t
  7. My period came again in July pretty regular so I’m currently 4 days since the bleeding stopped which means i get to start my medication the doctor prescribed me after my abnormal pap.
  8. Since being back from Greece it feels like I can’t a break. So much to do, My husband is so demanding. You’d think he was a toddler.
  9. I’ve been looking in to flight’s to visit the UK in Jan ’15 since my brother will be having a Christmas baby. I’m just trying to work the logistic as it seems to be cheaper to fly once again while in the UK from my fathers to my mothers than take the train.
  10. I’m hoping once my husband goes back to work things will calm down and my mood will improve.

Happy Tuesday x x

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Greece Part 3

So here goes, Part 3 of the photo over load. Buildings.

Of course while on the tour bus my wonderful husband got rather snap happy with the camera after sorting through the 800+ photo’s I’ve managed to find a few of my favourites I’d like to share with you all. Oh and some of them I did manage to take and get my hands on the camera.

I wonder if you will notice which one’s I took and which one’s my husband took.

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Greece Part 2

We headed in to the city of Athens to check out the tour bus.

We found the standard hop on hop off city sightseeing bus and as always the staff were fantastic. We booked the tickets and decided to head back in to the city later that afternoon since the weather was ridiculously hot.

We took the Red line first.

Now I’m not to sure how I’m going work this post I think I’ll upload a few random’s here and the do a separate post of buildings and another for streets. 

A(63)(1)A quick snap while we wait for the bus.

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A quick stop outside of the Acropolis of Athens. Lots more photo’s of this beautiful place to come later.

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Vinnie really enjoyed the tour bus.

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After the heat of the upstairs got to much for both me and Vinnie we headed downstairs to the air-conditioned bus.

On the second day of the tour we took the blue line and headed along the coast line.

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Of course Vinnie nursed.

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And napped.

Next up the beautifully stunning buildings we discovered throughout our tour of Athens.

Stay tuned for part 3.

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