Re: Havn't slept in 18th Months, time to wean?
i thnk we all need to banish the "i made her a terrible sleeper by night nursing" thing. seriously, how on earth do you know this? it's entirely possible she would have been a WORSE sleeper without night nursing.
that being said, at 18 months most babies are capable of going longer, and i think when a mama is feeling like you are, it indicates a need for a change. nursing is a relationship, after all, and both people need to be accomodated.
we went through this around 20 months when ds was nursing ALL.THE.TIME at night, i htink partly due to molars. he was old enough at that point that night weaning was surprisingly easy, and over the next 4 months we gradually got him completely weaned (i was ready as pregnant) and then over the summer his dad started puttin ghim to bed in another room. we're up to 5nights a week with dh now. and i have to tell you it's AMAZING.
so - a) consider whether she's in teethign pain, b) don't borrow trouble by making too many changes at once. things will change dramatically in the nex 6 months as she gets older anyway, so c) think about one small change you might do that would help you regain a little sleep or sanity, and see how that goes before deciding on next steps.
Nursing, pumping, cloth-diapering, babywearing, working professor mama with the awesomest SAHD ever.