So, just to ramble a bit, J and I are moving towards weaning. It's mostly led by me. We have been down to 4 times a day quite consistently for the last several months. I recently cut out his first thing in the morning feed. The first day he was absolutely furious. We had talked about it ahead of time, but I guess he thought I wouldn't stick to it. He screamed and screamed at me for about half an hour. The second day he whimpered a little but got over it quickly. The third day (this morning) he asked for mama milk and I said let's snuggle instead. He was totally fine and just snuggled in! Whew! I was afraid after that first day I was making a huge mistake, but now he seems to be initiating a further reduction.
He hasn't nursed down for a nap the last few days. He has skipped the nap altogether a few times (not the greatest for me, but we'll deal) and today he just refused to nurse even though I could tell he was sleepy. We went out instead and he napped in the car. Then tonight at bedtime he only nursed a tiny bit. He tried both sides and said they were empty, then proceeded to wind himself up and try to fight sleep. Eventually he calmed back down, had another 30 sec nurse and then lay still while I rubbed his back and sang to him. This is huge for us. He has almost exclusively nursed to sleep for the last 2.5 years. Also, nursing is making me stabby. It hurts so much and it just makes me twitch all over. I'm really hoping we can wean all the way.
We have been trying to get pregnant since my cycles returned at 11 months pp. Had I known it would bring an end to nursing I wouldn't have been so hasty. I'm really glad we made it this far, but I will not be sorry to be done. I know lots of people who nurse to 3, 4, 5 and beyond, and encourage nursing right through pregnancy even with the pain. That's just not for me. 2.5 years is a great accomplishment and I'm proud of that.
Hey, I only made it 4 months so, yea, 2.5 years is frickin amazing!! I'm am definetly hoping to go at least a year with this babe.
I think I will make a chiro appt. I was contemplating whether it would help or not because it kinda feels sciatic-y but also muscular but I am leaning towards going on Friday anyway. My chiro will be the only doc I will be seeing until the 3rd tri anyway so it will be nice to have a medical person to ask things. Plus he does acupuncture!