Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Ivy's nursing party

Every time one of our children decides they are done nursing, we have a nursing party. We make or buy a cake, we nurse one last time, and then we eat the cake!

Zari was 3 1/2 and chose a strawberry & whipped cream patisserie (we were in France at the time).

Dio was also close to 3 1/2 and wanted a Lightning McQueen cake. His wasn't fancy, but he loved it.

Inga was totally done right at 2 years. Not at all interested in nursing even after I had Ivy and was producing tons of milk. I made her a chocolate cake with blackberry frosting.

Ivy has nursed the longest of everyone, several months past her 5th birthday, probably because I didn't have any other babies :) Finally she decided that she was ready for her nursing party.

So yesterday, Ivy dressed up in one of her favorite outfits, brushed her hair, and placed her barrettes in rainbow order. We walked to one of my very favorite patisserie shops, Lac. We each chose our favorite patisserie. She walked home oh-so-carefully carrying the fancy box tied up with a ribbon. We nursed one last time--the last time in my entire life! I'm going to cry! Then we ate our "nursing cakes."

I've been breastfeeding for around 11 1/2 years straight, ever since Zari was born. I'm sad and happy at ending this part of my life.

1 comment:

  1. I was interested to read Ivy was done sometime past her 5th birthday. I weaned my oldest at 5 years and 2 months, and it was a difficult experience, but I was completely done, as I had a 2 year old and was 5 or 6 months pregnant. The kids know they get a cake when they're done nursing, but my 4.5 year old shows no signs of weaning. The one thing I did with my oldest, which I only did with him because nursing him was so different than nursing the others, was I kept a nursing letter to him, detailing all the places we nursed. I think marking the occasion, somehow, is the perfect ending.


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