Monday, 26 September 2011

Celebrating but not celebrating...

Today The Baby turned 6 months old.  6 months!!  Halfway to a big 1 year old, then I will never ever have another baby, just a few toddlers and some preschoolers.

Today also marks 6 months of breastfeeding.  I've been congratulated about it, worth celebrating because it blows all my previous experiences out of the water.  But, I feel weird celebrating something that is perfectly natural.  Same as I did after my VBAC's - I felt weird being all jolly and all "wow, I did something amazing, I had a natural birth after 2 c-sections".  Because all I did was something that happens every single day all over the world.  I'm not special, I'm not amazing, or strong or any other cool stuff - I'm just doing what heaps of other women do.  All the time.  All over the world.

I think its sort of sad that these things have to be "celebrated" and its far from the norm of society.  So today is a bittersweet celebration, I acknowledge what has been achieved, and I'm proud of that, just wish it didn't have to be "celebrated" - you know?

Anyway - here's to 6 months Baby!

 And here's my chicken - comes complete with dimples.

1 comment:

  1. She looks so much different to the other babies Mel!!! Still just as cute though!