Parole Hearing

I’m officially a weaner now. Wilder will be a year old soon and I’m doing my 12 months of breastfeeding and I’m out! (quit judging me, you LLL devotees … and I won’t judge you for nursing your toddlers) I’m cutting out one feeding a day for a week at a time leading up to the big birthday. It feels like it’s time. I planned from the get go to go one year and while I certainly want to quit for selfish reasons, as of late I sense strongly that he is ready as well. (Really, he is. I’m not imaging it because I’d rather drink my own breast milk than use a pump again. Or because I’ve been bitten six times. SIX TIMES. Not that I’m counting …)

Today, Daddy Bedgood gave him a mixture of breast milk and goat’s milk for the first time ever. AND HE TOOK IT! When I headed to do some work today I felt like someone who was in jail looking forward to getting off for good behavior. Would he take the bottle? Would he be one of those babies that refuses anything but the real deal? Would I have to keep pumping? O … woe is me! The pumping! So, my hearing went well today. I amgoing to get off for good behavior. Looks like my plan may work without much of a fight and I can pack up that blasted pump in just a few short sweet sweet weeks.

This was the face I feared he’d make when presented with anything other than breast milk. Alas, he was happy as a clam. Victory!


About Amanda Jean Elliott

I am a joyful believer in Jesus Christ, a mother, a sister, a writer, a maker of gluten free roux and a style editor. I love my son Wilder and the wild life that comes with a 4-year-old who has the energy of a pack of wolves. I also love naps (a lot). I love to cook and create my favorite dishes without gluten not because I'm trendy and anti-gluten so much as it makes me feel like I've been run over by a pack of wolves. I teach 5th and 6th grade girls Sunday School and have a classroom of the greatest girls I could imagine. Girls who often teach me more than I teach them. I believe these girls and many others are the spark to start a fire for The Lord the likes of which this world has never seen. I see more and more girls learning about more than just who God is ... but, learning about who God says THEY are. It is my prayer for every woman to know without doubt that we have a good good Father in heaven and whatever is not right on this earth, He will make right in this life or the next.
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