Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The last time...

I have been thinking about "lasts" a lot lately... Probably because Sophie is most likely our last child... so anything associated with her childhood is the "last". She is still nursing even though she is over a year, and I wondered how much longer it will last. I am not ready to give her up yet, but I don't want to end up as the British mother I saw on TV the other day who was still nursing her 8 year old!!!

Some things I will be sad to be done with (toothless babies anyone?), others, like the 6 (!) shots Sophie had to get for her immunizations today, I won't miss.

I think this post does a wonderful job of describing why "lasts" are so hard...

4 comments:

Leslie said...

this is on my mind every day, too. it's way harder than i thought it would be! :(

Barbara said...

Lasts are very difficult. Now that I am considered old I wonder every day if this is the last time I will see my kids when they come to visit, (the ones that are far away). I wonder what all of my great grandchildren will do as they grow up. I wonder how many memories I can make for my family before I leave. I wonder just how much they will remember. There are a lot of lasts in life but there are also a lot of firsts. We are all blessed and grateful for them all.

Thimbleanna said...

Maybe you could cut those 8 years in half and go for 4? When my first was born, I had a roommate in the hospital who had a newborn (obviously) and a 4 year old. She had only stopped nursing the 4 year old 3 weeks earlier because of the new baby. I can't imagine a) a child that old, or b) while you're so pregnant -- where did the nursing child sit, there's no lap when you're 8 months pregnant LOL!

XOXO,
Anna

Carla said...

Ginger,
It's time to stop nursing when your 'baby' can help herself....
I had trouble with the lasts, also. But after the hormones calmed down and Cleo was about three years old, I began to look forward to doing other things I hadn't been able to do with little children needing me all day.