Jonah is now 28 1/2 weeks old in utero! Time is passing so quickly as I chase after a giggling and talking toddler. Rita continues to nurse, mainly upon waking, before nap and before bed. If we are having a play date with a nursing friend then I usually will nurse her too.
So is it hard you wonder? Yes. A tumbling kicking baby boy who is so excited to be rocked while his sister is resting on top of him can cause me to feel a bit like a human jungle gym! Tender nipples, breasts that supply little to no milk for my little girl all take their toll on me. Is it worth it? Absolutely.
Rita LOVES LOVES LOVES to nurse. It is the only time my sweet girl rests, stops and relaxes. It is such a precious blessing when she isn't feeling well to supply her with what little help I can. She is too young to clearly articulate how she is feeling and too young for me to have a conversation with her about a new baby coming.
Our decision to tandem nurse is made daily. Some days are easier than others. Sometimes I wonder about nursing two babies beneath two years old. Most days I sigh, breathe deep, thank God that I can nurse and remind myself to take one day at a time.