Re: Weaning to get pregnant?
It's normal to go well over a year before getting your period back. I didn't get mine until 15.5 months postpartum, which I think is pretty average. Many women get their periods back around the time that their babies start eating a lot of solid food and/or around the time their babies start sleeping through the night without nursing. If you're considering weaning in order to get your period back, you might want to start by cutting out night-nursing and seeing if that does the trick.
Now is a terrific time to read Toni Weschler's book Taking Charge of Your Fertility. Someone here recommended it to me, and I'm really glad I took the recommendation. It really helped me understand my cycle, so that I think achieving pregnancy will be easier next time around (if I can just get my husband to agree that there will be a next time!) by allowing me to pinpoint ovulation instead of just guessing.
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"