Re: Mixed feelings?
I am right there with you momma!!! My DH doesn't say a lot, but he is clear at times that he thinks it's time to quit. He knows better than to push that on me...but there are times when I am just "touched out" and need my own personal space. Especially when I have another almost here. I don't really want to wean, but I also don't really want to tandem nurse. I would like to be able to be more selective about when he nurses..ya know? My DS needs it too emotionally... of course he is 25 months and eats well - so I understand your concerns are more than emotional.
Originally Posted by @llli*joshuas.mommy
As far as how you feel... it might help for you to remember just how little he is still. He is very much a baby and will be for another year or so. I look at my DS and see him getting so big, but at the same time, I still see him as a baby. I think if he were able to talk clearly and articulate well, act like an older child, I may not see him as such a baby. But really.. if you still enjoy those moments - don't lose them. There will be a day all too soon when that little guy won't want to curl up in his momma's lap and cuddle like they do when they nurse. I know for myself, I will sorely miss that .
Also, are you the only one in your circle that is nursing or nursed? Maybe the only one that is considering nursing over a year? I know that makes things difficult too. I tend to not talk about the fact that we still nurse unless I know my crowd - cause those who don't understand can be quite brutal in their judgement.
FT working momma to a 9/11/10 busy boy and 11/13/12 happy little man.
Also wife to hubs since 8/23/08, bonus momma to H (girl) -99 and G (boy)-03