Originally Posted by barcelona
Finley has been nursing a lot less lately, which I am fine with, though do have pangs of sentimental passing, and then remember how great it is. And then he has a day where he nurses quite a bit, like yesterday, I think mostly because we were with friends who also nurse, a baby and a toddler, so he sees it and is "inspired" or reminded. But the days before that, he went all day with nursing either just once or not at all, and then, of course, needing it desperately at bedtime. And then he does still nurse in the early morning, draped over me, while I'm on my back, and a bit uncomfortable...but if the nursing is going down this much, I feel like I can handle the early morning bits better. And then it looks like just once in the day, before bed, and early morning. I can do that!
It's so funny how they go back and forth with nursing, isn't it?
Ella is in a phase of nursing a lot lately, and it's driving me a little batty. I think it's because we've been home a lot more this past week and she's been bored, and also gets irritated if I want to read or be on the computer or do anything but give her my undivided attention. So she has been kind of pushy lately with nursing and just in general--grabbing onto my legs, tackling me in the kitchen, jumping on my back for a piggyback ride, crawling all over me in bed, etc. I have this weird "milestone" thing with feeling like I *have* to keep nursing her until we get back from India. After that, I don't care if she stops, although I suspect that she won't stop anytime soon. it's hilarious though, she is quite fond of m&ms
and we had a big discussion the other day over whether she preferred "num nums" or chocolate. And she declared that chocolate was better. I was sort of teasing her about that, that I couldn't believe that she like chocolate better and maybe I should just give her M&M's instead of nursing her, and so she got a little more reflective when she realized that her future as a nursing toddler might hinge on her answer so when I asked her what she liked better, she thought for a moment and then ingeniously declared that "chocolate num-nums" were the best!! She's so funny!
Her imagination is in full bloom these days--DH bought her a set of Duplo blocks and the box they come in is green--the other day she got on her hands and knees and was crawling around and put the box over her back and butt and declared that she was a turtle! It was so funny, because she really did look like a turtle too!! I have a digital timer that she really likes playing with--there is an LCD display with the numbers and the buttons beep when you push them, etc. Quite often it's a phone, but last week she was playing with a pile of blocks on the bed and started using the timer to "scan" items, like she was a grocery store cashier--she would take a block from the pile on the right, hold it and "scan" it by passing it over the block and pushing the button to make it beep, declare "rice" and then put it in a pile on her left side, then scan the next item, "beans", same routine, "tomatoes", etc. It was hilarious.