Re: Sad about solids.
Totally understandable. It's hard to let go of that stage of total dependency... But it can be liberating, too. Once your baby can be distracted or tides over with a handful of cheerios or blueberries or something, you may gain some freedom that you will realize you've actually been missing.
Honestly, I think that one thing that might help is to let go of that "at least one year" time marker. It's unlikely that your LO will want to wean at 12 months, or any time around then. Much more likely that, if you enjoy nursing and he enjoys nursing, you'll be a happy nursing duo for a few more years, not just 6 short months.
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!"