Re: weaning question
How often are you nursing right now? 2 weeks seems like a very reasonable amount of time for mother-led weaning with an older baby- unless your toddler is nursing a lot during the day, in which case it may take longer than you're thinking. The key to weaning is usually to drop one feeding, wait a couple of days for supply to adjust downwards, and then drop another, wait a few days, etc., until you're done. If you're nursing just a few times a day, you could be down to no feedings in a week or so. If your toddler still nurses very frequently, it might take longer.
Can I make a suggestion about the big boy bed? I think a lot of parents try to speed the transition from the crib, and that can mean tears and stress for everyone. What worked for my first kid was to simply put the big girl bed in her room, with the new sheets and coverlet and everything, and then allow her to decide when to sleep in it. For a few weeks, she would start her naps and nighttime sleep in the big girl bed, and then, after about 1/2 an hour, ask to go to her crib. She was excited about the new bed, but still not comfortable enough in it to fall asleep in it. But after a few weeks, she started falling asleep in the big girl bed and we were able to take the crib away. It was a cakewalk! Of course, this method only works if you have space for both crib and bed in your toddler's room... :/
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!"