Fin.

I like the word Fin. Means “the end” in French.
We’ve stopped breastfeeding, it’s been two days now.
Gruff is fine with it, has not asked and is a very happy boy. We’ve cut down so gradually that it’s just petered out rather than ended.
Me, I’m a tempest of hormones. Please let it pass quickly! (until then, there’s chocolate).
Ah well, end of one very happy and successful journey. We’re ready to move on now.
I’ve breast fed my children for a total of 4 years. Think it’s time to order some decent bras now…

Posted on April 1, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.

  1. Oh, that’s such a bittersweet time, the end of nursing.
    Right, then, have one more choccy and off to the shops for you!!!

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  2. Shopping time. At least you’ve got that to look forward to. Good luck with the ‘tempest of hormones’ thing. Mine still have their moments.

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  3. Sounds like a shopping trip for bras and chocolate! I always say chocolate is the base of my food pyramid.

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  4. Congratulations on reaching this milestone with so much positivity!

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    • I’m trying…sniff…. off to my breastfeeding group today to help some new Mammies, make me feel better and remind me of the sleep deprivation I have just come out of!

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  5. I wish someone had warned me about the sea of hormones when I finished nursing – was a bit of a surprise to say the least. That and it suddenly feeling as if a fog had lifted off my brain – I’m like a new and intelligent person (well when I’ve had enough sleep…)

    Hold off buying new bras for a few weeks or at least just get a cheapy one. I’ve gone down a couple of cup size and am swimming around in my new nice post nursing bra. Boo!

    Well done you!

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    • ….oops…just bought some of M&S site… have guessed a couple of cups down so will hang on to that receipt! Thank you for the reassuring words, I’m a big bag of misery today. Will have to do a mega drawing tonight to make up for this wallowing. x

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  6. …. Doodlehusband is working late tonight and may not come home at all……

    Or he might just come home armed with chocolate and wine… ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  7. Snoring Dog Studio

    Your art is so doggone wonderful! You better put all of your drawings into a book with your posts and PUBLISH!

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  8. I was incredibly emotional when I stopped breastfeeding my second child. Mainly because I knew it would be the last time I ever did it. Gotta love that oxytocin!

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  9. I had both of my elder children wean whilst I was pregnant last Autumn and it didn’t give me the wobbles too much. Can’t imagine how I’ll feel when my third and last child weans in a couple of years though…

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  10. Whoops – last comment was me accidentally logged in as my husband (he is not a weirdo breastfeeding fantasist I promise!)

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    • ha ha! It didn’t come across as that, don’t worry. It is strange, He has asked for a feed this morning, but quickly raced off to find a dinosaur so I think we’re done!

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  11. Kudos for keeping on with it for so long – 4 years – wow! I only managed to get 7 or 8 months worth after each baby came along.

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  12. My little one is 15 months and still feeding and until I read your comments, I had no clue about the barrage of hormones which I will face when he stops!!! Definitely a bittersweet moment and I bet after 4 years in total you didn’t know what to do with yourself ๐Ÿ™‚

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