Mama to Lorenzo, born 4/25/2007. NICU graduate, Gastro-Esohapgeal Reflux, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sensory Processing Disorder...alive and thriving thanks to breastfeeding and co-sleeping.
Those who say it can't be done should not interrupt the person doing it.
I totally agree with pp. about tantrums. I've caved before and it just makes it that much harder the next time b/c even if you take her home the next time, she thinks she can get away with it and will test you. TAKE HER HOME EVERY TIME. Which you may be doing already... JMHO - I have a strong willed 3.5 year old and a strong willed 2 year old at home all day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mommy to "C" - currently 3 and half years old
- nursed for one year
and mommy to "M" - currently 2 years old
- nursed for 23 months
Wife to my handsome DH for 5 and a half years!
Very intersting - I guess I never thought about preschool being scary. But you are right, it is a huge change and she may need nursing. We will see how it pans out. Maybe we can cut it down to one time a day - and let her pick night or morning (i'm betting she picks night).
As far as sleeping, she and 2-year old brother sleep on a pallet on our floor and new baby sleeps in bed with DH and I. DD and DS1 have a perfectly cute room which never gets slept in except when company comes. Oh well - one day they will decide they are ready for their own room.
Thanks for your experiences, it is always so helpful to hear what other mommas have done.
And Kelly - Do not feel like you are whining. That is exactly what this forum is for. For moms to come and express all their feelings and get support!!