My DS turned 1 yesterday. We had a lovely party on Saturday while we were back in VA for Thanksgiving (so that family could be there, and since we don't know anyone here).
I've been a bit reflective the past few days, thinking about the past year. One thing I am proud of is our persistence to stick with nursing. I had REALLY wanted to nurse our son, but the first month was soooo rough. We battled mastitis, thrush (several times) and DS refusing to latch without a nipple shield (resulting in LOOOONG feedings). I'm glad that we pushed through! We made it to the 6 month mark exclusively nursing and then have been nursing with solid foods since then. It's so much more enjoyable now, and I'm glad we pushed through!