Yes, we co-sleep, for which I am so grateful. Today he didn't ask to nurse until bedtime when I got undressed- when he said "OOOh, na-nos!" Then he opened his mouth super wide and held it up at me. Made me feel llike I had my own little groupie! He is so sweet. So we had a nice nursing session and then we talked about nursing. He intimated that he is sad, he wanted to cry, so I rubbed his back while he kind of whined. Then he wanted me to hold him, so I did, and we just stayed like that for awhile. Really nice.
I think lots of snuggling, cuddling type time made available to him will be where I put my efforts. We already spend lots of time together drawing, museums, zoo, park, playing with blocks, balls and outside in the yard.
It's amazing how powerful nursing really is- not just in his world, but in mine too. Such a big adjustment going from whenever they want to only sometimes (even though he wasn't asking for it too often). I'm kind of looking forward to finding new ways to relate to him, and him to me too, I guess.
I want him to know that we're on the same team- that we have the same sadness and that we can get through it together, just like everything so far.