So, I had almost expected DD to wean after her baby bro was born, but was realistic that it might not happen at all.
I never told her she couldn't nurse, but my 7yo son told her that once baby was here, he would need to nurse and not her. I told her it was fine, not to worry she was always able to nurse too.
I went into the hosp the morning of the 11th, and the night of the 10th was the last time we nursed. When she visited us in the hosp after baby was born, she told me she wasn't going to nurse anymore casue she is a big girl and baby brother needed it now. I didn't argue. It has been 5 days since she has nursed, and she hasn't asked once. She has said a few times how she doesn't nurse anymore casue baby brother needs it, but that's it.
It is day 4 that baby is here, and my milk isn't in yet, just colostrum still. It was suggested to me that I allow DD to nurse to get the milk in faster. While that might work, I just don't want to confuse her or ask her. She seems fine with her decision and I am seriously afraid if she starts again she will be nursing until she is in college...lol.
So anyhow, it was a wonderful 4 years and 10 days. I NEVER imagined nursing a 4yo, but I am sooo glad we made it that far. I have mixed emotions, its like the end of an era for us, my little girl is all grown up. I wont hesitate to let her nurse if she asks, especially if its in the near future, but I have a feeling she wont.
bittersweet for sure!