A few weeks ago, we received a wonderful blessing. Just like the family in the book Snuggle Wuggle Wee, “we are now four, not three anymore!”
The good news also resulted in an important milestone for our panganay. Yes, at three and a half, she has weaned herself from the breast. Her exact words were:
Nanay, I’m not a baby anymore. I’m Ate. I’m not dede na, I share with baby brother.
The Itay is praying for a boy this time so we are claiming it!
It was one of my proudest mom moments – joyful yet inevitably sad at the same time. I remembered crying my heart out that night. Others may not understand it but letting go of a very special thing such as our breastfeeding relationship is heartbreaking – well, at least for the mom. I think children get over it easier than moms do. [Read more…]