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and mama isn't handling it so well <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
My dd has gone through a few dry spell days... where I thought she might be weaning.<br><br>
Well, we are on day 6 now... no nursing..... no asking.... I even asked... and was responded with "no thank you mama" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
I thought she would nurse longer... and I'm so sad that I'll never nurse another baby again...<br><br>
uuggghhhh... a tough time for this mama.
 

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Oh Karen, I don't know what to say. It is so bittersweet. You are proud to nurse them until they are done, yet that doesn't mean you are done. I still am a little saddened that 100 weaned so suddenly. Granted he was almost 4, but I truly expected he would nurse until 5 or 6 at least. I still kind of wonder if he was truly "ready". I sure wasn't in some ways. I was a little relieved in others. Then of course their was the guilt at feeling a little relieved.<br><br>
I am so not ready for him to be in his own room. My bed feels so empty. Now Deshi hardly ever nurses and spends many nights in the 'other' room too. It happens too fast.<br><br>
Maybe you could make a nursing journal of sorts? Some place where you include special memories, pictures, mementoes, etc of this time in your lives. That might be a good way to work through the sadness. You could even write down her thoughts about nursing <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> It would be a great keepsake!<br><br>
I'm thinking of ya!
 

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Thank you so much Laurie!<br><br>
I seriously never imagine the emotional aspect of this. I mean... she's been gradually tapering off... but just the sudden "no thank you mama"... and she is in her own bed now... and of course... I'm back to work... and all of the sudden.... the little being that I spent every minute of my life with... right at my side..... is becoming her own little person, and I see so much less of her.... and WOW... what a rush of emotion!<br><br>
I'm assuming... perhaps this might be a bit of hormonal adjustment too?<br><br>
thanks again Laurie... I always value your input soooo much mama!
 

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I know I will be a wreck when DS weans. Take care of yourself.<br><br>
Are you doing anything to celebrate/commemerate this time and your nursing relationship?
 

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What a great suggestion! I'm feeling a little apprehensive lately as I think ds may be on the same path - he has been choosing to sleep in his room rather than in mine, and thus the nightly nursing session has been ignored - it's the last one for the most part. I feel like he's going to wean with this new development & I feel really torn about it. I'm proud to have given him the chance to outgrow the need... I'm worried he is just distracted and isn't ready... I guess if that's the case he'll be back for more. I like the idea of commemorating the milestone once it happens, that might help give me a positive focus as I look ahead at what IS going to happen, even if this isn't it right now.
 

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She asked to nurse this morning!!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> That is always the way<br><br>
Deshi went several weeks without nursing. I thought he was done, but of course then he started nursing twice a day again for the first time in 6 months.<br><br>
Our kids always seem so similar <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 
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