Re: Before I forget....
Shelly, I don't know why I've missed this thread until now. It's very touching and I thank you for sharing your weaning journey. Your thoughtfulness and care in making sure that you are doing it the right way for both you and DJ is palpable.
This part made me for you. I hope it happens for you soon. You're a wonderful mother and you've been waiting a long time. As far as how different it would be, you never know. Maybe DJ would have totally weaned during pregnancy, maybe not. I still wonder how long Nora would have gone had I not gotten pregnant with D. I think I will always feel slightly guilty that by getting pregnant I pushed her away before she was ready.
I wistfully wonder about how much different this journey would be if there was a baby and milk for another child.
“We are not put on earth for ourselves, but are placed here for each other. If you are there always for others, then in time of need, someone will be there for you.”