just wanted to say hiI am new to the forum here, but I have heard about it plenty. I have had a Live Journal for a long time, but always felt a little overwhelmed when I visited this forum, or others. There is always so much to read in forums, I don't know how people keep up. But, I guess you just find threads that interest you and subscribe or post and go from there. My husband is going to be an on-the-road trucker, starting officially in about four days. I figure I am going to be a very lonely girl, so I really wanted to connect with some friends online.
Anyway, this thread has been wonderful to read for me. My dd is going to be four April 24, and is still asking to nurse. I mostly say okay, but sometimes ask if she is hungry or thirsty or needs something else. I have a 5-month-old who NOD, of course, so there is lots of milk. I wonder when my daughter is going to wean, and I am convinced I will be thrilled to move on, but the thought of having a "weaning party" makes me so sad. I wonder if it is because I would feel embarressed and I feel ashamed for feeling that way, or if it because the thought of putting an FINAL end date on bfing with my daughter seems ... too depressing. I honestly can't figure out which I am feeling the most.
My husband doesn't really think about nursing too much one way or another. It's just a normal part of life, I think is how he feels. So he has never had an issue with CLW. My dad has said something occasionally, like, it's about time to stop that, right? I don't know, I think I just shrug.
I thought she actually weaned at one point because she went a couple of weeks without asking, but we have had so many recent changes - new baby, move to a new town/new home, daddy going to be going on the road soon - I'm glad we still have this way to reconnect.
Actually, I wonder sometimes what I can do to bond with her in other ways. Her older brother homeschools and we have fun with that, he is old enough to interact so much now, and the baby gets so much attention in the way a baby needs attention, I wonder what I am left with to do with her that is special and all for her.
Reading this thread has made me feel so much better ... that if it is still nursing for her... then at least she has that.
I am very happy to be here.