Originally Posted by Teenytoona
Thanks all on the nightweaning and toddler fits advice. One of the reasons I'm so wishy-washy on nightweaning is that I'm gone all day at work, so that's the only time she has unrestricted access to nursing. The other one is that whenever we try to limit night nursing, I just cannot stand her screaming and crying. We've tried Jay Gordon's method. In fact that's the only one we've tried. We do it for one night and decide it's too hard (on all of us) and take a break and then a month later try it again for one night and then stop.
Though somehow she always knows the exact *right moment* to wake up and "interruptus" us. IYKWIM. Sheesh.
Teeny, I'm in the same boat as you where I work out of the home during the day, so my kids have tended to nurse a fair amount at night.
I nightweaned P at about age 2, after a few attempts. We did the Jay Gordon method. I nightweaned because at that point G had been born and I was going to shoot myself if I had to tend to both of them at the same time all night for much longer.
That being said, my personal feelings on nightweaning are that it's better to do it when the child is verbal (at least somewhat) and not in the midst of teething. My kids tend to teethe early, so right now G is getting her 4 last teeth (until her 2nd yr molars) in. Plus, she can't tell me what she needs or wants. I think she's too young to nightwean, so I haven't even considered it. That's just my two cents.
About the babies knowing when to wake up-- yeah. Don't they say babies are the best birth control? Grace does the same thing. DH gets so angry!
Originally Posted by Dea
I had another ultrasound today and it is the same outcome as last week. I go in for another in 2 weeks.
Sometimes we could see something in the sac and other times we couldn't. I swear I saw a pixle fluttering, but I am sure I was making it up. I feel like I need to prepare myself that I've lost that baby. I DO NOT want to hear people remind me that I still have one healthy baby in there, which I understand, but there was a baby, or there should have been and now there's not. I don't think I can bear someone tell me that I'm wrong to be sad.
Really pulling for you, Dea.
I am in the same place as others about the number of kids I have. I used to think I wanted three, but now I have a boy and a girl (which is kind of cool, though not necessary for me) and I can see the end of the needy kid stage. Sometimes it makes me sad-- I love these ages-- my oldest, 3 this month, is such a gem and says the funniest things. But I also remember the newborn period, the pumping for 15 mos+ period, the working while exhausted period, etc. I'm not too eager to go there, or to push DH (SAHD) much further!