Re: Nursing at night
There's no reason to night-wean if you are okay with the night nursing. Night-nursing and night-waking is totally normal, even in much older babies. It's not bad for babies at all- just inconvenient for moms! It's great that you don't want to let your baby cry it out. There's a fair amount of research on CIO and young babies that suggests that it's damaging for them to be left to scream. There are other ways to cope with night-waking- and I suggest taking a look at Elzabeth Pantley's book "The No-Cry Sleep Solution" for gentle ways to encourage longer and more independent sleep.
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!"