Saturday, 30 August 2008

Challenge 33

JOURNALING: Even before I got married, I always knew I wanted to breastfeed. I believe that it is not only beneficial to baby but to mommy as well. I looked forward to the initial bonding with my children.But when I gave birth to Nadine, I was told that I didn't have enough milk each time she cried. I did not have the support I needed. Sadly, I breastfed her for only a month and a half. I will always regret not being able to do it; not trying harder.When I got pregnant with Raya, I vowed to do things differently. I could not accept the fact that I didn't have milk. I know that God did not make it that way. That it is not the natural order of things. So I read books, researched in the Internet and surrounded myself with supportive friends. My efforts paid off as I breastfed Raya for one and a half years!Now with Alyssa, there is no doubt in my mind that I can make milk. And it is enough to nourish her. I have done it before and I will do it again. Yes, I do make milk. What's your superpower?

This challenge is brought to you by Mia, and is the first that needs to be done for the September contest.
We all have something that we're proud of. Something that we've done that we feel is exceptionally great. It might be as elaborate as conquering a fear or reaching a goal. Or it might be as simple as getting through the day. Nevertheless, going through it gives a certain high, a feeling of superpower. The challenge is to journal your superpower.


Simply-Mel said...

Fun LO! Shades of 'i am woman, hear me roar'!

Ali said...

GREAT job on the LO and with BF your babies. Love this challenge too. Need to think about this one for sure!

Nicole Drewniak said...

I love this challenge! I have no idea what my superpower is but I think yours is such a great take on it!

Liza said...

I've said it before Mia, you are such a great writer and this is proof of that! Great journaling!

Anonymous said...

Fun challenge! There are some mailing issues with the email address listed on the blog under challenge 33 for the SBCH sponsored contest. Doesn't work. So hope this is the right comment thread to list my entry under. Here is the link to the forum with my entry (under Mom2Five)- don't have the gallery entry yet since it has to be approved first.
Its there though. =) Thanks!