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Mama’s Boy

Posted: July 14th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Breastfeeding | Tags: #Judahthetank, Blog Hop, Bonding, Breastfeeding | 7 Comments »

Judah entertains himself in the car

There is one thing I wanted before my youngest was born.  I wanted a clingy, comes to me only baby who loved to nurse and couldn’t get enough of me.  I am pretty sure I said I wanted one that was “all mine” on more than one occasion.  I wanted a Mama’s Boy.

Well, I got what I wished for.

Judah and I have been pretty much inseparable since he was born.  I like it that way.  He’s a handful and I don’t get nearly as much done as I’d like to, but  I feel like I missed out on that with the twins.  They are Daddy’s Boys, which is great, but kind of sad for me.  Sure, we have a bond, but it’s not quite the same as what I have with Judah.  Judah is like my little blond shadow. An exhausting, but adorable shadow.

I’m fairly certain I can thank the endless hours of nursing and bed-sharing for this closeness.  I’m so glad we’ve persevered and gotten as far as we have!  We are mostly nursing at night now, right before he goes down, then again before I go to bed a few hours later and if he wakes up in the middle of the night.  He’s usually back in our bed when Yogi Dad goes to work in the morning.  If he hits a rough patch during the day we’ll sit and nurse for a few minutes and things are all better.

I spend a lot of time during the day with him attached to my legs as I do dishes or cook meals or check email.  Pretty much anytime I stand still means I will have a little head bobbing against my thighs, I’m getting very good at walking around with him holding onto my legs.  He thinks it’s hysterical! 

This past weekend we traveled with  my mom and Sister to Kansas City and there were plenty of moments where I questioned my sanity in bringing him with.  But we’re still nursing.  And I just can’t justify stopping just so I can have a nice leisurely trip. I’m letting him lead the way with weaning and I imagine cutting him off abruptly would rock his little world.  I don’t want to do that.  Even if others don’t understand or agree with it.  Two is the new recommendation, right?

This post is part of the Breastfeeding Blog Hop hosted by Life with Levi and co-hosted by Diary of a Devil Dog Wife and myself.  The hop runs every Thursday and Friday.

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7 Comments on “Mama’s Boy”

  1. 1 Janine said at 12:47 am on July 15th, 2011:

    I love this! Great honesty. Mine has his mama and daddy moments and I'm glad he doesn't ONLY want me. Still, when he opts for his dad over and over I do start to get upset! He is all mine overnight though.

  2. 2 erinclot said at 9:33 pm on July 15th, 2011:

    I did feel a little selfish at first, but it would have done me in if all of my boys wanted their dad over me! Boys are supposed to want their Mamas!

  3. 3 motherwifeteacher said at 7:42 am on July 15th, 2011:

    I wouldn't worry about weaning. If he's not ready yet, and you're not ready yet, then don't wean. It's not like he's 4; he's not even 2 yet. Enjoy it while it lasts!

  4. 4 erinclot said at 9:34 pm on July 15th, 2011:

    Exactly! some das it seems like the end is near and then he turns it up a notch and I feel like we still have a ways to go. It's all him at this point.

  5. 5 bluebellscreams said at 7:59 pm on July 15th, 2011:

    I've got a little mama's boy too. Love it, even though, yes, it can get exhausting. My little man still goes everywhere with me for precisely the reason that he still nurses. People are always "you're bringing the baby?" Yep, I am. You have to do what feels right for you.

  6. 6 erinclot said at 9:36 pm on July 15th, 2011:

    I think the only thing I would have done differently with my trip was to bring my husband along! I wouldn't have left Judah home, but I could have used an extra set of hands that were used to an 11 month olds antics 😉

  7. 7 Anti-Supermom said at 10:02 pm on July 19th, 2011:

    Can I tell you I know exactly how you feel. It's so good, but some times, it's not.

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