I feel like I'm in the same boat! Dd is now almost 19 months, and it seems as if she's nursing more now than before! All of my friends weaned at one year (with out problems, it seems), and I can't even talk about my feelings or frustrations with them, because they then give me the 'well, that's what you get for breastfeeding so long...).
Dd was always high needs, and now that she's older she DOES play by herself very well. As long as 'beebees' are nearby so that she can 'stop in' for a buffet.
I don't like to breastfeed in public anymore, and before last week dd didn't mind waiting until we got home. But now, she's going through a phase where she refuses to wait and lifts up my shirt to nurse anywhere, everywhere we happen to be. I am active in the local LLL group (and regularly go to the toddler group they now have) but only 2 other moms come to it, and one of them is already pregnant. The other one is trying and has already had several cycles.
Dh and I have been TTCing for about 2 months now, but I visited the doctor today and I'm no where close to ovulating. I'm trying to be 'Zen' and let my body get pregnant when it's ready, but peer pressure is sinking in. This is the time when many of my friends are trying to get pregnant again. Sometimes I'm a bit frustrated that weaning, getting pregnant work so 'easily' for others and not for me. I know I'm doing what's right for DD, but sometimes I'm asking myself if she's going to be used to getting her way too much.
Sorry, I needed to vent.
Catarina (7/20/03), wife to R since 6/24/2000 and TTC #2