hi karen! first of all, congrats on the new little one.
i was so happy to see your post... i posted about this when i first found out i was pg... my boys are a year younger than your girls... they'll be two when the new bean gets here and the whole "nursing like a newborn" phenomenon that everyone talks about really scares me when i don't have enough boobies to go around! :LOL i've really been adamant about CLW, but i didn't expect to get pg so soon, and i confess it threw me for a loop.
we're setting limits here too. we night-weaned at about 18 months as they were super restless all night. they were totally ready for it and adapted to the new routine after a couple fussy nights, so i felt okay about it. some days they want to nurse all the time... others they don't ask until naptime or bedtime. they always are brought into our bed around 5 a.m. for snuggling/nursing until they wake up for the day around 7. so i guess what i've been trying to do is imagine how those times of day will be with the baby and how i can adjust their routine now so that when baby gets here it's not a huge shock. first off, since they were about a year, we have ALWAYS tandem nursed. if one is having "boo" the other's gotta be having it too. so lately i've been making a point to nurse one at a time while distracting the other and explaining that it'll be his turn next. they aren't happy about it, but they're going to have to learn to take turns at the tap so
hopefully in a few months they'll be used to it. i've also been cutting them off early, like unlatching them and saying, okay, we're all done! more later! anticipating that in the future, new bean might be interrupting our nursing sessions and i don't want that to be a huge deal either. i come back in a few minutes and offer to let them finish up... half the time they're busy with something else already.
honestly, i don't want to wean them... they're not ready and neither am i. i really appreciate being able to nurse them when they're crabby or upset, especially now that i'm so exhausted a lot of the time. we just got over a horrible bout of the stomach flu and i really don't know how we would have survived without breastfeeding. it just reminded me how important it still is to them.
so anyway! that's where we're at... i also hang out at the Pregnant CLW's thread here for support and info: http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=269172
and mamadawg very kindly provided me with this link here for more info: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/apmultiples/
good luck with whatever you decide!