Tuesday, July 10, 2007

A Daily Raspberry Harvest

The past month or so, Liam and I have gone out to the front of the house and picked raspberries. We have a small harvest each day. Usually around 5. One day I think I found about 20 ready to eat and Liam ate every last one of them.

Yesterday morning Liam woke at 5:30am and for some reason I felt rested enough to get up with him. At 6am we got our shoes on and went outside to play in the front yard in our pajamas and find any ripe berries. Here he is holding one up high and quickly popping it into his mouth.



Also yesterday, was Liam's first morning without being nursed. We are in our second day now and tomorrow is our third. I am anxious today, Liam was anxious yesterday and I am hoping we are both fine with this end-of-an-era tomorrow. I had no idea "bittersweet" would be this emotional.

13 comments:

Katie said...

Hugs to you about weaning. It is an emotional time.

Jamie said...

Very cute how you guys go harvesting raspberries at 6am :) And you let Liam eat them all, what a good mommy.

Good luck with the weaning, it is very hard. But hopefully after a week or so you will find new ways to snuggle and bond and nursing will just be a really great memory.

Thinking of you.

Robin said...

It's hard to understand the attachment we get to nursing, even when sometimes we wish it were over. To see it really end does tug at the heart! Good Luck.
And those raspberries sound delicious!

Terry said...

You are such a fun mom to take Liam out at 6am to pick raspberries!

Best wishes on the weaning. Like all the other mom's said, Its kind of surprising how sad it is to wean even though you want a break from it. I felt like I was loosing something when I first weaned Sadie. :)

Nikkie said...

Boo weaned himself from me at an early age, but I still think its hard no matter when it happens.

Cute pic's of Liam as always :)

Mel said...

What a cute boy you have there! You are a fun mom:)

Daisy said...

I'm glad your doing well with the weaning. Cameryn pretty much weaned herself. Also since I was pregnant with Luke when I finished nursing her, I didn't get to upset about it. It was weird the first few days when I didn't nurse AT ALL. I felt like something was missing. I have a feeling that with Luke, I'm going to have to a problem weaning. I'll be asking you for advice then.

Cute pics!!

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

I was thinking the same thing as Terry.. what a fun mom...
I wouldn't have done that!

I didn't get to nurse or anything... but when Matthew was a year, I quit pumping MommyMilk and I felt sooo guilty!!
It was hard to quit... but.. then again.. it was great to not have to pump every 4 to 5 hours!!

Busy Bee said...

Good luck on the no-breastfeeding thing, I know it will be hard for both of you.

David said...

I love raspberries fresh form the vine! I wish we had a vine!

POopydigs said...

It's great to finally catch up on your entries. Liam is growing so fast. It's like watching a male version of Ella (complete with the right to pacifiers and the two word phrases, ours is "no mo"...as in "no more" "all gone").

Good luck with the weaning. I actually really miss that intimate time with my child. Just her and I.

Let us know how it goes.

Angel Baby said...

The first time Annabelle went to sleep at night without nursing I was a sobbing mess. It was totally her decision, and even though I had wished it to happen for months, I was distraught at the thought that it was the beginning of the end.

That was seven months ago and she's still going strong on her once per day routine! Go figure...

Anissa said...

I like that his gut is sticking out in the pic of him holding up the raspberry. Kids guts are so dang cute.