Originally Posted by Yo Becca
I just wish I knew that it was the lst time when he last nursed. I would have treasured it. I'm all teary when I think about it.
I had the same "missed" experience w/Gingy. I planned to do it a certain day, our last nurse, and she stopped a few days ahead. I really regretted that I didn't know that it would be our last nurse ever together. And my last nurse of any baby EVER. SNIFF!!!!!!
With Lulu, we picked a night and I knew it was the last time.
Both girls made it to a year and a half. I was so glad, with each, when it was over. But now with some distance, I do miss that easy, perfect closeness, that ability to so deeply satisfy them.
But today, at a wedding, gingy, who is two years, fell asleep in my arms during a wedding. I shifted her to lying down in my lap, just like she used to do when she nursed. It was wonderful. We haven't had that prolonged snuggle time in six months. I treasure it.
We've gotten to the point that we can put both girls down (lying across a queen sized futon, instead of regular way) and they sleep together. I was away helping my mom getting a hip replacement and my husband started it. It's wonderfuL! they co-sleep w/one another. Until now my DH has slept w/gingy, and me with Lulu.
But like with the nursing, and the weaning, I wonder if this new sleep arrangement that seems so liberating is actually a loss of our bond.
last night I ended up sleeping between them. I slept better than just on some big old bed all by myself! (my dh snores so can't sleep w/him).