Tuesday, October 30, 2012

2 Years Later

My baby turned 2 on the 6th of this month - wow, where did the time go?! 
The week he turned 2, I weaned him.  Sad in some ways, freeing in others, and an accomplishment I have wanted since my first was born.  He was my only baby to nurse to age 2.  I am pretty sure that my first would have gone to age 2, but as I've written before, I was forced to wean her at 13 months when I was 10 weeks into my severe HG pregnancy. 
How did it go with delaying solids?  The first time I attempted giving him food was just over 10 months old.  It didn't work and he HATED it.   I didn't push it and mostly gave up, just giving him some baby mum mums on his highchair to experiment with while I ate.  It wasn't until a couple of weeks after he turned 1 that he really started to eat, but he wanted nothing to do with baby food.  It took me a while to realize this, but once I gave him table food feeding time was a lot easier.  I did use the baby food pouches for the diaper bag....so easy! 
I have no regrets whatsoever about delaying solids or nursing him for so long!  He has no food allergies (unlike his older brother).  I'm not sure if this is due to the delayed solids or not.  I'm just happy about no allergies! 
I am thankful we chose to have a 3rd baby even though we knew the pregnancy would be long and hard.  As much as I would like another child, there is no way I can go through another pregnancy - stupid HG.   Our days are full with me homeschooling the older two (1st and 3rd greade) and keeping a busy toddler happy.  We do have our crazy days from time to time, but in the end I wouldn't change anything!  Well, maybe one thing....... it would be nice if the toddler didn't have to yell all the time :) 
Whoever penned the saying "The days are long, but the years are short" perfectly explains how I feel about my family.  There are many nights I fall into bed completely exhausted by a busy day, but every time a birthday comes around and one of my children gets a year older, I am amazed at how fast time is flying by. 
Thank you, Lord, for blessing me with such a wonderful family! 

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