We are finally at the "officially weaned" stage of our breastfeeding journey. My twins have nursed since they were born and they are 3.5-years old now. It's tough saying goodbye to nursing! But I know that we are there. My daughter has not asked to nurse in a month and a half and though my son still occasionally asks, it's been rare enough that the occasional session has become uncomfortable for me. His latch has slipped a bit and I just don't have much milk left. All in all, I think we are really at this big end phase.
My little girl knows that she is growing up and she's just busy and moving onto the next phase. At night she is happy to tuck into bed with her stuffed animals and light up turtle. I think she's proud of the fact that she can now go to sleep on her own without nursing to sleep.
My son is less okay with being done with nursing than my daughter. Given the discomfort of our very occasional (once every few weeks) sessions, I know that for me the right thing is to be done. However, I would like to find a way to acknowledge and "close" this chapter for my son while acknowledging what a HUGELY special part of his life and his relationship with me breastfeeding is. I am not keen on the idea of a Weaning Party but I was trying to think of something special to make him or get for him, something tangible that he could keep with him to remind him of the closeness that we did and do still share. I am not thinking of a truck or big toy, more something cuddly or just something that he would even enjoy looking at. He's a sentimental guy and he is very careful with (most of) his toys and he values things like a little photo frame of him and his twin sister. This is specifically with my son in mind, but I would do something (could even be a different something) for my daughter as well since closing with one and not the other could open the door for hurt feelings.
Does anyone have any ideas for a sweet weaning present?