I get what you mean about it not necessarily being easier or harder. It's just... different. It was nice being able to go out and not worry if we brought anything-- because I -HAD- her food! Now I'm like ok, gotta grab some sort of snack... and it probably shouldn't always be cheerios! So then I'm trying to find healthy, portable things. On the other hand-- we bus a lot, and I -hate- nursing on the bus. It's just SO awkward, so it's nice that she's now eating solids enough that if I can tell she wants to nurse and is getting fussy, then I'll just pull out one of her snacks and distract her with that until we get somewhere.
Oh, and I would LOVE to not have to wear nursing clothes anymore. It sounds so silly, but that's my only sadness with full term nursing. I can't wait to get back into my clothes. Of course, I know that as she gets older and nurses less, I will be able ot wear more and more of them, we're getting there. Just not there yet. The last few weeks when we've been doing more outings we've had a handful of times where we've been out and I've gone 4 hours or more without nursing. She makes up for it when we get home, but at least I"m not worried about the logistics of it while we're out, you know?
Yay for sleeping... but.. boo on oversleeping! lol
So... Ten slept that first stretch for 2.5 hours, and then another 2 hours, and then she went between 45minutes to 2 hours for the rest of the night. Not bad! It's an improvement over every hour all night long. I like... had dreams last night! lol. That means I actually fell asleep long enough for my brain to hit that sleep stage! lol