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<p>So hard to feel any certain way <img alt="orngbiggrin.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif"> <img alt="bawling.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/bawling.gif">.  My twins are 2-1/2 years old now.  For the past few months they were nursing at bedtime and naptime.  A few weeks ago they started falling asleep at night with dh after reading stories in bed.  I continued nursing them at naptime.  Now this past week they are asking me to read stories instead of having milk.  I'm pretty sure that if I offered they would take advantage of it but for my own sanity I decided to follow the "don't offer, don't refuse" approach.  At first I was feeling more guilty and sad than happy but then I realized that I was more nostalgic than anything else.  I am  ready to be done nursing and no matter when they weaned I would have been sad to be done with that part of my life.  With twins it was never the really cuddly time that it was with my singletons so I am enjoying the more snuggling I get now.  Overall, I have spent the last 8 years nursing (aside from a 4 month break when pregnant with the twins) which is a far cry from the "I'll just nurse to 6 months and then see" approach I had with my first born.  He weaned at 3 years of age and dd1 weaned at 2-3/4 years of age.  I have lurked on this forum a lot and always found great advice so thank you.  I just felt like sharing my thoughts on this time in my life.  </p>
 

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<p>AW, big hugs to you and your little ones!!!! <img alt="hug2.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gif"></p>
<p>Last year, after breastfeeding for 7 1/2 years nonstop, my five year old weaned, and it too was sweet and sad.  I have to say that a year out I have two extremely contented school children who still love snuggling us to sleep. We also have two happy teens who still steal a snuggle from time to time!</p>
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<p>Holding you and your children in love and light during this time of transition. <img alt="grouphug.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/grouphug.gif"><img alt="Rainbow.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/Rainbow.gif"></p>
 
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