One goal I had made for myself was a bit too lofty... and I know this. I had originally planned on breastfeeding Zac as long as he wanted. He chose to no longer breastfeed right around the 4 month mark... but I kept pumping for him so he could have breastmilk in the bottle. I had a goal of doing this until the 6 month mark. 6 months came and went... I felt like I needed to keep going. Right around the 9 month mark I decided I wanted to try for a year... but a part of me felt like this was asking a LOT of my body -- both physically and mentally. Well, that little part of me was correct... and instead of dwelling and getting upset that I didn't obtain the "one-year" goal, I will focus on the fact that I *DID* make it over 10 months.
So I'm giving up on this goal... willingly. I'm proud of myself-- though I would be lying if I said I wasn't sad about the situation. But despite the feelings of sadness, I'm still very confident in my decision.