Re: Please tell me . . .
Mama, I am right there with you. My kid is waking up every 2 hours and she's almost 17 months old. She's teething- I can see the big lump of her 1 year molar pushing through her gums. It's awful. But I promise you that my kid will eventually sleep through, and so will yours. It's rare for an 8 year-old to still need to sleep with mama, and breastfeeding isn't going to make that happen. I mean, I nursed my older kid until age 3 and she was sleeping through alone in her own bed by age 2.
When a mama is having sleep issues, I like to recommend Elizabeth Pantley's book "The No-Cry Sleep Solution". It's gentle, and it's a good starting place, and even if the tips in the book don't work at least you feel like you are doing something about the situation.
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"