Re: Early morning weaning....
we did the dr gordon method with combined nightweaning, and the same thing happened to us. ds would wake up sometime between 4 and 5. at first, i would still nurse him and we would all fall back asleep. then once he got used to his new schedule, dh started trying to distract him. i forget the timeline on this-- it could've been after a week, could've been a month! ds was very unhappy about dropping this feeding, so usually dh would have to take him out to the living room and the two of them would sleep on the couch. then at some point dh would just get him to fall back asleep in the room with us. it took awhile, though. you just have to push through it.
proud mama to ds, born 8/3/06, 11 lbs 14 oz, 24", now 35 lbs, 35", self-weaned at 20 months
expecting baby boy #2 on 7/21/08, hoping for a VBAC