DS is four and three months. It would appear that he's in the a progressive process of weaning. In the past six months we've gone from still nursing once or twice a day, and then quite abruptly to once or twice a week and then, maybe
once a week for a second or two, and now I can't tell you the last time he asked to nurse. I'm thinking two weeks, maybe three? I wish I'd written it down.
At any rate, I'd love some shared feelings about what this time was like for both mom and kid. I am indeed having some sadness about this and I do feel that our relationship is changing. Aside from the obvious fact that we're aren't nursing however, I can't even put my finger on HOW it's changing. Does that make sense? One thing is for sure: I'm chemical. Like PMS times a hundred. Shared experiences there?
Lastly, this has been a quiet weaning so far. DS hasn't said anything about nursing or the fact that he hasn't been asking, and neither have I. If he's ready to wean, I don't want him to think that it's not okay and OTOH, this feels like such a significant accomplishment that I don't want it to pass by without having said anything. And then again, maybe that's the truly natural process of CLW.
Ah, I don't know what I'm trying to say here. I'm chemical and not thinking very clearly. A year ago when DS was nursing wildly and often, it was hard to see this coming. I thought for sure he'd be one of those 4, 5, 6 year old nursers. But so much has changed in the last year. *sigh* One thing I can say for certain is, I have absolutely no regrets. CLW is indeed a beautiful thing in it's entirety.
TIA for your thoughts, experiences.
P.S. I know someone here once said that you shouldn't count them as weaned until they haven't asked in a year or so, so I'm keeping that in mind also.