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Happy 2nd Birthday Emilia! [Aug. 1st, 2007|09:20 am]


Today our little girl turns 2 yrs old.  I know it's common to say - but I really can't believe how fast time flies.  It seems like just yesterday she was still a wiggly little baby - and here she is today: jumping and dancing and singing and talking up a storm.  
A little then and now:
 1 month
 Emilia Now.

we've made it to 2yrs breastfeeding.  take that, silly 1 yr goal!  ha ha!  what was i ever thinking?  :)

[User Picture]From: lavielavie
2007-08-01 02:05 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday Emilia! Time does fly!

On another note, I must not be a good breastfeeding mama, as I've never felt the need to brag, to use every single opportunity, small as can be, to shout out how long I've been breastfeeding, especially when totally not relevant, or to attempt to make non breastfeeding mamas feel bad, OR insinuate that those who only made it to a year are silly and what were they thinking. My bad.
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[User Picture]From: machy
2007-08-01 03:15 pm (UTC)
This is totally uncalled for and rude.

Every parents has their things that they are proud of and like to mention. It could have been anything.

I can't believe you would even go here on a Happy Birthday post.
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[User Picture]From: lavielavie
2007-08-01 03:30 pm (UTC)
I happen to think she was rude too.

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[User Picture]From: machy
2007-08-01 03:59 pm (UTC)
it was her post though and a happy post at that. Why start drama in a community happy birthday post. If it offended ya, then just don't comment.

It was something she is proud of. She outdid HER own goal of one year. She wasn't referring to any one elses goal other than her own. She is proud and happy for herself. She wasn't insulting anyone else on their situations.

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[User Picture]From: mothinflight
2007-08-01 05:34 pm (UTC)
how in the world was i rude? please do tell...
perhaps not as rude as starting crap in a "happy birthday post" but if i was rude, i'd love to know HOW so i may properly apologize.
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[User Picture]From: lil_irish_lass
2007-08-01 03:57 pm (UTC)
Girl, I luvs ya, but I have to agree with Machy here. I don't think she was trying to make non breastfeeding mama's feel bad or that it was silly to have only made it a year. I think she was just saying she was proud of that accomplishment (and it IS quite a feat in this day and age) and that HER original goal seems silly to HER now because it is such a natural thing between her and her daughter. In fact, I think you'd either have to already have a chip on your shoulder about it or be looking for it to take offense to someone's two-sentence celebration that breastfeeding has gone so well for them. *shrugs*
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From: foot_foot
2007-08-01 05:10 pm (UTC)
i totally agree with you. i read that sentence to mean that her goal was originally one year, and it seemed silly to her in retrospect because she was so happy with her nursing relationship.

in addition, i don't see how mentioning it briefly at the very end of her post, is taking "every single opportunity" to "brag." someone needs to lighten up. :o/
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[User Picture]From: mothinflight
2007-08-01 05:37 pm (UTC)
WOW totally didn't think my comment re: my breastfeeding milestone would rub someone the wrong way! i was in NO WAY trying to make other people feel bad, but i guess if you already have issues/sensitivity to the subject, perhaps you may have been offended. if so - i do apologize, but once again - no harm was meant!

my original goal was 1 yr. today is E's 2nd birthday. i am also 29wks pregnant. we got through many "hard ships" (including over active letdown, over supply and pumping at work for 15m) for me to get to where i am today. yes, i'm very happy and very proud. i can NOT believe someone would get on my case for being happy.

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From: foot_foot
2007-08-01 06:01 pm (UTC)
i'm also nursing through pregnancy. in fact, i'm nak right now! :oP

we also overcame a lot of obstacles to get where we are today, and you can bet i am going to be super proud and happy when molly and i make it to 2 years!
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[User Picture]From: mothinflight
2007-08-01 06:53 pm (UTC)
congrats! how far along are you? Is Molly excited about a new baby?
I'm super proud of you too! 2 yrs is terrific "nowadays" and something to be really proud of. :)
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From: foot_foot
2007-08-02 03:11 am (UTC)
thank you! :oD i'm 12 weeks tomorrow--we just heard the heartbeat for the first time yesterday, yay!

molly seems very interested in the idea of there being a BABY in my belly, but i'm not sure she totally grasps the concept. sometimes she says, "i wanna hold the baby, you take it out?" hahaha.

we bought her a book about a new baby, but we just picked one at random, and it doesn't talk about pregnancy at all, which is kinda lame.

how does emilia feel about the new baby? you haven't got too long to go now!
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[User Picture]From: mothinflight
2007-08-01 05:29 pm (UTC)
okay - here is my point:
the one year goal to ME was silly, now that i'm sitting here at two years and shes' still nursing 2-4 times a day. if you feel bad that i made an "irrelevant" comment re: my breastfeeding relationship in MY post regarding MY child's birthday and our BF Relationship, i apologize. It is NOT an attempt for me to make others "feel bad" - rather it's just my way of saying "wow, i'm happy/surprised/whatever".
what if i posted that she knew 500+ words? would a Mom who had a child w/ a speech delay feel bad? perhaps - but was it my intention to make her feel bad? NO.
so, i apologize if it made you feel bad, however - it is something i'm terribly proud of and i do find it relevant to post about regarding our milestones and her age. when it's your child's birthday perhaps you can post things about him/her that make you very proud as well.
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