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am I really that old? » Philoxenos

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am I really that old?

16th June 2008

am I really that old?

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I had the pleasure today of having a young mom from church over. She stayed much longer than I thought she would but I think she really needed to spend time with another mom, particularly one that is a little farther down the track.

Her little boy is just 5 months and a few months ago she was in the church nursery and I could tell that she was nearly in tears. He was having a nursing strike and so she was supplementing with formula and then of course she started having supply issues as a result and she just didn’t know what to do. Another older mom and I looked at her and said “Stop the formula! Just sit down on the couch and breastfeed him.” We knew that the only thing that would increase her supply is simply more feeding.

Turns out this woman doesn’t have anyone to ask all those new mom questions to, so I invited her over. We finally managed to find a time that worked for us when one of our kids wasn’t sick. She came over this morning and stayed for lunch and we talked about mom things. She had lots of questions and I answered them as best I could, always making sure she knew that I  am not perfect and that I’m just sharing with her what I did and what worked for me. She said over and over again how she felt so stupid and why didn’t she know this? I reminded her that unless she’s been taught how is she supposed to know?

So I sent her home, armed with a new resolve to breastfeed and a copy of my baby food cookbook so she could make her own solid food instead of buying those expensive jars.

I’m just having a hard time realising that I’m now the older mom, instead of the new mom. I’m the experienced one, supposedly.

I wish I felt smarter!

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  1. 1 On June 16th, 2008, jen said:

    bless you Im sure shes feeling much better

  2. 2 On June 19th, 2008, Terri said:

    What better support could she have than you. God bless you for sharing your love.

  3. 3 On August 16th, 2014, Marina said:

    I’m not super familiar with that area , but it looks to me like the cslseot location listed on the chart is Farmington, with a date of May 1. If you tend to have similar weather to Farmington, I would use that date. You’re right on the edge of the two groups. If it is a mild winter/spring and you are excited, I would follow the yellow schedule. If it is a cold winter-spring and you are more relaxed, I would use the green schedule.

  4. 4 On February 18th, 2015, Mauricio said:

    What a great website! I just want to make sure I’m renidag the chart correctly so I sign up for the right color. I am in Greenville/Spartanburg area of SC. I believe I am in the Green which would be May 6th??

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