I need some help figuring out what to do here...
I've been invited to attend a women's weekend with my church this coming weekend. The whole weekend is 2 nights and 3 days, I am debating going for 1 full day (Saturday) and possibly staying the night and returning home after brunch Sunday.
My DD is 19 months. At this point she is nursing 2-3 during the day. At night she sometimes sleeps through, other times she nurses 1-2 times- usually in the early morning then goes back to bed for a couple of hours. When DH puts her to bed and I am not home she will always sleep through the night (weird observations we have made). The sessions she is most dependent on are upon waking. I work 3 days a week and do not pump anymore- she takes an alternative milk in a cup just fine throughout the day. On rare occasions I am out of the house at bedtime she takes milk in a cup at supper and goes to bed just fine. I have always been home to nurse her in the morning and/or another time or two on those days though.
My questions are- do you think that leaving her for more than 24 hours will push her into weaning earlier than she might otherwise have at this point?
How would that affect my milk if I do not nurse that long(pumping is not an option- though I could possibly hand express a little when I use the bathroom just for the stimulation...).?
Will I fair much worse than her emotionally? :P Everyone says "oh, you need/deserve/will love the break"..but I am not sure. Part of me really wants to go and enjoy it. Last year I brought DD because she was just a little nursling and welcome...now she is a busy toddler and cannot attend, but I know I would enjoy myself while there. I also know I would miss her like crazy and be worried about how DH is doing with her for so long. I know I should trust him more but he is a child in a man's body and may be able to keep her alive but I would have to 'let go' of a lot of things...actually, he is likely to spend most of the time at his mother's house...which is..eh, a whole other issue. ;)
Would you do it?
Would you just go for the Saturday full day? I'd have to leave home around 7AM to make it there for the 8AM devotions and breakfast. The program goes pretty late into the night..so I'd either be leaving early and missing some of the social parts or driving home late at night.