G is for Gordita – little fatty, as in ¡qué gordita! what a gorgeous, plumptious little girl!
Here is one I made earlier.
This is a picture of my little Bibsey during her first summer on earth. Perhaps four months old. Look at those cheeks! Every time I come across this picture I gasp a little to remember her when she was so gorgeously plump and edible. And, AND, as people were not shy of asking me, “yes, I did it all myself!”.
After a long and demoralising birth, that left me feeling bruised, abused and really a little bit less of a woman, and then hours of on-Skype speculation with my sister about the arrival of my milk, and the following excruciating difficulty of ‘learning’ how to breast feed, we found that we, Bibs and I, were really very good at something. My boobs and my baby in joyous harmony for 14 months. (ha ha it’s as if I have completely forgotten about the bother and expenxe of breast pads altogether isn’t it?)
Of course, after 14 months I wanted them back. But they had done their job spectacularly well. Finally my body had given me a reason to be proud. This is not a gloat or a boast by the way. The first few weeks were a nightmare of cracked nipples and I was constantly fending-off mastitis. So I know how hard it can be and I feel lucky that it worked out for us.
The highlight for me was when I had to take Bibs to the nurse for something or other and she (the nurse not Bibs) actually grabbed me by the boobs, squeezed them (sadly, she didn’t *honk* at the same time) and made a joke that went along the lines of: “they may be small but look what they have done!”
So, breast feeding: how was it for you?
I am now one week into the April 2012 Blogging from A-Z Challenge and I still have all my arms and legs. Not too damaged by the experience so far then. Go here to check my posts from A to F
In other non-breast related news, some kind soul has nominated me for MAD Blog of the Year. This is very lovely, thank you. And if anyone else (apart from my Mum) is enjoying my alphabetical efforts, and would like to see Bibsey on a shortlist, please nominate us here.