I haven't posted here in awhile, but hoped you ladies could give me some advice. I'm going on a biz trip in exactly a month (coincidentally ds's 2 yr birthday) and while it's possible for me to pump and see if he still wants to nurse when I return after 4 nights, I am finally at the point where 95% of me wants to wean. (I do get sad thinking about weaning.)
A few months ago, I successfully night weaned but he still has only STTN about 4x. For the past 3-4 weeks we have only been nursing 1x per day (7am) but he still wakes at 6am most days ready to nurse (and also wakes a few times before that). So I am hoping that weaning will do the trick. Ironically, if we were nursing before bed only and he was STTN, I'd probably give nursing a try again after my trip.
So my question is - do I make his birthday (my flight is at 10am so we can make our 7am session) the bittersweet farewell session or do I try to stop a few days or weeks beforehand, while I am still around to comfort him? Also, what should I tell him (he is pretty bright for his age)?