12.28.2008

unplugged



we unplugged for a bit (gasp!) and headed to st. louis for the holidays.

here are a few christmas shots.

the holidays were oddly quiet this year. there were some sick kiddos this year that were unable to attend the normal family festivities.

i did not get much of what i wanted to get done over break, but i did enjoy my time with my family and friends. nate got loved and kissed on, and recieved some wonderful toys and clothes. we ate too much, drank too much, slept too much (nate too! yea!), and now we are home to start another work week! the holidays fell very oddly this year. i feel like we should be off work all next week as well.

i haven't felt much like writing these past few weeks. i have just been soaking up the time off and playing with nater!

also, over the break, we are officially weaned and formula fed (i bought my first can of formula- did you know that shit is expensive?!). it was a bit bittersweet but less dramatic (and less painful) than i thought. i am happy about the decision and proud that i was able to give him nothing but breastmilk for 5 and a half months and half bm/half formula until 6 months. it is NOT easy to exclusively breastfeed and it takes a lot hard work and dedication! i do feel a little guilt quitting now, but maybe only because i am not meeting my original 1 year goal. nate seems unaffected by the change and continues to thrive. 6 months was a good healthy start!


11 comments:

sdhorton said...

Hi Kat. You don't know me. I am a friend of Brooke's. We had our sons about the same time. Mine was born June 10th. I have been reading your blog some. We have a bunch in common. I am breastfeeding to and about to have start using some formula and eventually weaning him off. It nice to know of other people going through the same things I am. I am dreading the transition. Sometimes I want to start weaning and then other times I want to hold on to it. Anyways. Check out my blog sometime. I post a whole bunch of pictures. I love reading yours.

Maria said...

It is hard, and you are wonderful! :)

sasspot said...

Props to you, momma! I think your awesome and you should be so proud of yourself...Six months is fabulous!!!!

I bet it was a good Christmas with that little tot around! He's too freaking cute.

m-m-m-melissa said...

oh jeez, that first pic of him is adorable. is he old enough to have a "classic" pose? if so, that one is classic nate. xo

msfleurette said...

yay, no more breastfeeding blogs!!! kidding, kidding. glad things are working out in that arena for you and nate. he certainly looks healthy. ;) i will say that breast fed babies tend to have more fat rolls, and that is how i like my babies! the more fat the better!!! lol, anyway glad you had a nice low-key christmas, the pictures are fabulous-- your hair is getting LONG! love to the horan-hills home. xoxo.

Elizabeth Ross said...

Merry Christmas, my friends! Missed you lots... can't wait to get together SOON.
Wanna squeeze that baby. ;)

m-m-m-melissa said...

wait a second... all this time you've been FEEDING your BABY with your BOOBS?!? oh man, that is DISGUSTING. : ) love you, kat. for real, dude. you're a champ. xoxo

Susan said...

That's exactly what I did. The guilt will vanish as you start feeling better (and dryer) in blouses! Trust me, you and I (and any Mom that bfs for 5.5 mos.) are rockstars.
And....umm..try calling me back every now and then. :) I miss you!

nicole said...

Six months is a big deal! A lot of new moms I've talked to say six months is their goal. And YOU totally got there! Congrats! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your sweet family. I swear, Nate keeps getting cuter and cuter... xo.

sdhorton said...

Just curious...what made you decide to completly wean him now? I am struggling with the decision now. How did it go for you? I doing half and half when I am away because of not pumping enough during the day and don't want to upset his stomach but I think what's the point of bf if I have to give him a bunch of formula during the day?

Anonymous said...

natersss is so cute!!!
i want to squeeze his belly :)
happy new year! xxoo alove