Re: Getting ready to cross the one-year mark; need support!
Congratulations on being about to turn the corner on the first year! That's a wonderful accomplishment and you should be really proud of yourself, and you should not let comments from your MIL get you down. Maybe have your DH give her a firm but gentle talking-to? She may just be making an incorrect assumption that needs to be addressed, or maybe she is not-so-subtly trying to discourage you from continuing to nurse. Either way, she can probably accept a non-negotiable "back off, none of your business" coming from her son, rather than her DIL.
Is there any reason why you want to give soy milk rather than cow's milk? My understanding is that soy doesn't have the right fats in it, and that it is not an appropriate substitute for dairy. As long as you nurse 3-5 times a day, you don't need to offer any other milk at all. Which is another great reason to continue to nurse!
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!"