congrats riverundine! hope you enjoy your time on the east coast! I'm in connecticut.
nonny- i think it was your question about toddler's eating habits changing...I have noticed this with both my boys (4 1/2 and 19 months) sometimes it seems as if they eat for days at a time without stopping - and then....nada. I find sleep patterns coincide with these eating spurts - and then boom in the next size of clothes.
And it really does smooth out with the two kiddo's, or it changes anyway. There are still times I feel ds1 is sitting by himself while I'm nursing or putting Jack down for a nap. The whole process has really made me assured of choosing AP practices because everyone seems to be surviving and thriving.
Funny (to me) side story - I'm really working on weaning Jack in a gentle way. I don't outright refuse but I am offering a million other choices and it is going so-so. I would really like to end it because I don't feel like I have much left. GOing on pregnant,nursing,m/c'ing,pregnant,nursing for over 5 years now and I'm ready for a break. It is funny - people either can't believe I'm still doing THAT or he's too young to wean. I just don't talk about it much and it will work out as everything does.
ANyway, I was telling Jack that the boobs were going away for the night and they would wake up with the sun. Harry (my oldest) said Mommy, maybe when he is two you can stop but he still needs it. I have no idea where he got the two age from as he is not around breastfeeding talk and we are not around other nursing toddlers.
Anyway, he has made the comment a number of times now and it really keeps me