I'm really happy that I've been able to nurse my son this long and didn't plan on stopping because of my pregnancy but I feel that I must in order to get enough rest. I do shift work at 5 am four mornings a week that is very physically demanding. It was hard getting thought the first trimester but we had already used Dr. Jay Gordon's website to night wean and that worked magically for night-waking. But then he started to stay up later at night, sometimes hours so that I am up until 10pm with him. My husband tries to help but he has never wanted anything except to nurse to sleep when I am there. He is still cosleeping, which we are fine with. We have had a couple of hopeful nights when he was able to nurse a little and then drink milk from a cup and put himself to sleep, but he now refuses anything but my breasts. Since they are very sore from nursing and have been since I got pregnant, I just can't tolerate this nighttime routine any longer and feel the only way is to wean. He has been extra irritable lately and may still be getting his last two molars but I'm not sure.
I wish there was a middle of the road solution, but I think I really just want a break before having my second and starting over. Besides to get to sleep at night he want to nurse when I pick him up from daycare and in the mornings on my days off. Often more when I at home, to nap, etc. I just don't know how to do this at all.