I wanted to give an update with our nightweaning progress. Last night was our fifth night (third night with no nursing for 7 hours), and it was a huge success! My dd only got restless once and only for a few minutes. We're making huge progress!
More importantly, though, I'm feeling really good about our decision to nightwean. Until today I felt conflicted about it--thinking a good AP-ing mama wouldn't even think about limiting nursing sessions of even an 11-month old. I was feeling very guilty, but we decided to continue anyway in hopes of TTC.
This morning, however, dh and I realized a huge benefit of nightweaning that we didn't even think about. Last night our dd, instead of clinging to me, slept in the middle of the bed for part of the night and a few times went over to dh and cuddled with him! For the first time ever! Dh was incredibly happy.
So it seems that she is weaning in a sense--growing more independent from me--but in doing so she's getting closer to dh. Don't get me wrong, I love how much she needs me and loves me, but it's so wonderful to see her close to dh too.