Joe one day lectured/enlightened me that I should be thankful for formula. He's right! I'm grateful that formula is so safe and healthy and that my son is a happy, healthy, and a smart boy thanks to it. I mean, what would have happened to my JoBean if I hadn't had it?
I never ever thought this before but I miss sleeping with him. I miss him cuddled up next to me and keeping me warm and I could smell his head all the time. I miss those snuggles. And he's far too busy to sit and do it now. And he's so big (and I'm so big!) he can't get comfortable on me. He's likely to roll right out of bed or off the couch (He's a wild child when he sleeps, just like his mama)! I should have enjoyed that time more.
Now with this baby, and I say it's my last, I am going to try and enjoy every snuggle and every quiet moment. I'm so scared and nervous to attempt breastfeeding again but I know that if it's not working, it's okay to go to formula. It's more important to enjoy and love on my baby then stress over nipple shields and pumping schedules and washing equipment and all those other things that consumed me.
I can't wait to meet you little one and have you complete our little family. Be safe and keep on developing in there, kiddo, and I will do my best to cook you up and meet you face to face in a few months!