Re: Weaned? A Little sad
i think weaning is often a bittersweet process. i've been gently weaning my 2 year old (today!! it's his birthday!!) over the last 4 months since i got pregnant, and especially over the last month i am just DONE. i never really wanted to tandem nurse, i'm really happy he's still nursing at 2, i'm feeling very sad about losing the cuddling time that comes with nursing, but when he latches it is toe-curling and i have to do something extremely distracting to power through it. even the 3 minutes or so that i let him nurse before bed. and i know that that time is going to continue to decrease, because nursing is a relationship and i just don't physically enjoy it anymore, even though i'm not 100% happy about that! and of course part of it is simply the "letting go" that continually happens as our babies grow up and get more independent. when i was pregnant, another mama talked about how raising children is a series of goodbyes, and the "first goodbye" is actually at birth! i really like that sentiment, and i feel like this is yet another goodbye. there were intermediate ones, like when i first went back to work (an hour a day!) and when i first went back full-time which also felt like major "goodbyes". and this one will be too, and bittersweet like all the rest for me. anyway, 5ofus, this is all just to say i'm with you!
Nursing, pumping, cloth-diapering, babywearing, working professor mama with the awesomest SAHD ever.