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Monday, December 1, 2008

Weaned

Yesterday I got up to nurse Milo in the morning. We sat down in the rocker and he nursed for like 2 minutes then unlatched, looked up at me and said "juice?"! Since he had slowly been trying to wean for a while now I took that as a sign that he was ready to quit. I tried again a few time during the day but he wasn't having it so I decided that yesterday was going to be our last day of nursing.

I successfully nursed my son for 14 months and 5 days and I am very happy with that but I am also very sad that it's over. I always said that I would let Milo nurse until he wanted to quit but I didn't expect it quite so soon. I had in my mind (for some reason) that he would quit around two years old so it's been a little bit of a shock for me even though he has been gradually weaning for a few months now. It feels like another piece of his infancy has faded away and it makes me so sad because I have so enjoyed his babyness. Now the only really baby things left to go are the diapers and the paci. Infancy passed so fast. I was really unprepared for not only how much I would enjoy it but how fast it went by. I hope the rest of his childhood passes by more slowly but somehow I don't' think that it will. Time seems to just keep speeding up! It's bittersweet though, even though I am sad that his infancy is slipping away I love watching him grow and learn new things. How great it is watch a child grow up is another thing that has surprised me about parenthood. Now that I have a child I know why parents get all goofy about their kids. When the child is ours it makes all the difference in the world.
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4 comments:

MOMMY-MOMO said...

ahhh I'm sorry. I know how that feels. almost harder on the mommy then the baby. good job. I nursed till the same time and ended about the same way. Baby was ready himself :(

Kathy Eller said...

I second Mommy-momo. Same here, was willing to be one of those "weridos" that nurse toddlers and all four of my older ones weaned at about a year old :) Milo is still a baby! Just not the same. If it is any comfort, I am feeling the same way with my almost 5 month old :)

Shannah said...

I know that this is hard, Abby. I'm sorry.

But you have done so amazingly well!!! You decided to nurse him, and you did--for so long--despite all the initial problems. Good for you! And really, really, good for Milo. It may seem like a short time, but it was so beneficial.

I'm proud of you both.

Michelle said...

Congrats for nursing as long as you did! I think Piper is about ready to wean too. It makes me sad to even think about it.