Some background: My ds has just turned one. Breastfeeding has been brilliant and i hadn't planned on stopping too soon. He hasn't ever slept more than 5hrs, usually 7.30-11.30/12.30, then awake every 1.5-2hrs for nite for quick nursing then straight back asleep. We co-sleep so it's not big problem. It would be nice if he slept longer but he's so good during the day i can't complain. During the day he nurses to sleep but will usually go to sleep without nursing for other family members during the day but not so much the few times we have gone out at night. He wakes up and won't go back asleep at the 11.30/12 wake up.
Now, first, we are planning a second baby and hope to get pregnant before next Summer. I haven't had a period yet which i am putting down to the continuous nursing at night so i guess this is going to be a problem. I have been taking pregnacare and iron as i heard this might help. Any suggestions?
2nd, we have our best friends wedding in 6 weeks, my dh and i are part of the wedding so we have to be there the night before. It is about 4-5hrs away. No children are being invited so i don't know what to do with our ds. The rooms in hotel are costing 300 for the 2 nights so bringing someone to babysit there while we are at the wedding isn't really financially possible. I don't know if he'll last the 2nights without nursing to sleep etc. I had kinda presumed he would be sleeping more through the night by this stage so leaving him with my mum or mil wouldn't have been such a big issue.
Should i think about weaning him now before the wedding and then hopefully he won't mind too much if we are away for 2 nights? I had planned on letting him wean when he wanted so it's not an ideal choice but we have another wedding after Christmas too so i have to think of that one too. And also the issue of getting pregnant again!
Thanks in advance.