My baby turned 1 year-old last week.
I haven't been exclusively breastfeeding for a long time; at six months, we introduced his baby cereal with 1 oz. of formula. Now, he eats every 2-3 hours and nurses about that often during the day. He also drinks goats' milk from a cup.
With my other son, I nursed him until he was 15 months old. I have to admit, I'm feeling a little guilt about ending breastfeeding while the youngest is only 12 months old.
But I have 8 good reasons to stop, 8 sharp, pearly whites that bite.
Granted, he only bites me every few days. I don't think he even means to most of the time. The bites are bad, but the constant contact of those teeth on me is killer.
I am storing up breastmilk in the freezer. In case he gets sick, I can give it him, boosting his immunities and helping him recover sooner. I decided that when I have six bags of milk in the freezer, I will stop. I'm at 5 1/2 right now.
So, we are almost ready.
Here is what I ate:
After getting home from the gym, I ate my usual, a bowl of Nature's Path Flaxseed Plus with an extra tablespoon of ground flax. I changed up my almond milk to unsweetened and now add 1 tsp. of Stevita to my cereal.
Although I nearly always have a wrap for lunch, I decided to eat something different for WIAW. I made a Follow Your Heart vegan cheddar cheese sandwich with lettuce, sliced tomato from the farmers market, and a smear of Vegenaise on Ezekiel bread toast.
In the late afternoon, I accidentally ate a 90 calorie Fiber One Brownie. I meant to put it in my husband's lunch, but opened it instead. I went ahead and enjoyed it.
For my afternoon snack, I drank a protein shake made with soy protein, unsweetened almond milk, and a 2 tsp. of Stevita.
I made eggplant parmesan for supper for my family. The eggplant is from my garden and I baked the breaded slices on a baking sheet for 30 min. instead of frying them. After they cooked, I layered them with tomato sauce and shredded Follow Your Heart vegan mozzarella cheese. I topped it with minced garlic from my garden and basil and oregano that is growing in my windowsill. I also ate a romaine lettuce salad.
I ate 5 pieces of Dove Dark Chocolate Swirled with Raspberry for dessert. YUMMY!
After taking last week off due to a nasty cold, I started working out again this week. My intention was to just use the elliptical on Monday morning, but since I felt so good when I arrived at the gym, I went ahead and ran 15 out of 30 minutes on the treadmill.
The woman beside me, someone whom I see often at the Y, asked me, "Are you doing the triathlon?"
"No, I'm just trying to get through today after having a bad cold last week," I replied.
"You should do the triathlon. I am and you are here as much as I am," She continued.