She felt the warmth of her mommy's womb then she felt the arms of Jesus rescue her.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Weaning Party...

Or as my sweet baby calls it "All Finished Nummy Party"  Yes, he's all finished and he deserved a celebration.  I had a VERY small party for Jamie.  I wanted people who love him very much to show him how proud they are of him for being such a big boy.  It is pretty common in the world of attachment parenting and extended breastfeeding to have weaning parties.  Poor Anabelle (Jamie's cousin who is still loving her Na Na) was very concerned that Jamie was having an "All Finished Nummy Party" and made it clear to her mommy (Jamie's Aunt Mattie) that she would just like to have a birthday party.  So sweet! 

Timmy and Jamie made homemade strawberry cupcakes from scratch with fresh strawberries.  They even made the icing from scratch!  I ordered pizza and everyone had a great time.  When it was time for the cupcakes we sang "Happy all finished nummy" and Jamie blew out a candle. 

Then he opened some small gifts.

and mommy even got some gifts too!!!
Thanks Jill, now my toes will look lovely for Mickey!!!!
 The kids played and had a great time. 

Have I mentioned how my husband rocks?

Jamie practicing is awesome big brother skills!

"Handy Granny" at it again!

Mattie found Jamie and Anabelle in the playroom by themselves, Anabelled wrapped in tape with her arms down by her sides and Jamie wrapping the tape around her.  When Mattie said "Oh MY!"  Anabelle simply replied "He's fixing me"

Of course my cousins stayed later then everyone else, that is always my favorite part!  We ordered Mexican for dinner and just had a good time being family.  It is a true blessing to have people in your life that not only support us but really understand and agree with the way we do things in our home. 

Jamie and I are doing good with the no more nummy issue.  He does ask for it still everyday, but its more out of habit then really really wanting it.  Although I am quite sure if I said okay he would jump right on.  There are many times when I just want to sit in our chair and spend quite time nursing him and loving on him, but at least we snuggle together all night in bed.  When his new babies come he knows he is welcomed to have nummy again.  I don't know if he will.  I kind of hope he will, but its his choice not mine.

The whole weaning experience went really well.  And if someone told me a year ago or even 6 months ago that he would be completely weaned right now I would have found it hard to believe.  I'll say it again that I don't recommend weaning and I don't ever plan on doing it again.  The next babies will nurse as long as they like, the longer the better.  They're only small once and I want to cherish every moment.
God is good.

1 comment:

  1. You are a wonderful and loving mother. I'm proud of both you and Jamie. It took great strength. God is good!