Re: Preparing to wean
Lots of moms pump-wean at a year, so you're in good company!
Breastmilk (or formula) should make up the majority of a baby's diet until a year, with solids just for experimentation with new tastes, textures, and motor skills. So until around a year you want to keep most or all of your pump sessions until 12 months to ensure a) that baby has the milk she needs at daycare and b) that your supply stays close to what baby needs for those days when you're home with her and nursing all the time. If you get to 10-11 months and you still have a huge stash of milk in the freezer, you could start cutting out a single pumping session and see what happens. Once you're at 12 months, you can gradually cut out the daytime pumping sessions. Cut one, wait a few days for supply to adjust downwards, and then cut another.
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!"