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Thursday, August 23, 2018

So I guess I'm completely weaning. We are at my parents' house this week (we came on Tuesday evening and are staying until Saturday. I'm taking an Express Bus to work from here. My parents took the girls to the zoo yesterday). I was going to cut off the night feeding on Friday night since three years ago with Tanya she cried for one night, but then was fine, and I didn't want to do that on a work night. But last night my Mom told Olivia that I don't have any more milk. I couldn't contradict her after that since kids need consistency so I guess that was it. No more nursing for Olivia. And my Mom has a point that it will take a few nights so we might as well.

I was able to rock her to sleep by 9pm, and put her in the crib on the 3rd try (she was falling asleep on me but as soon as I put her in the crib, she would start crying). She slept until 10:44pm and then woke up. Basically she and I ended up sleeping on the couch together from 12:30am to 6:20am. She had some water. Refused the crib or someone else to hold her. We have to work on settling by herself in the crib. First she has to accept that there is more milk to sooth herself. And now that we did one night, I know I won't back down. My boobs are going to be super uncomfortable for the next two weeks but then I will get my body to myself again. Poor baby though. But I know she will adjust by next week. We'll see how tonight goes. And it will be better for her in the long run and finally, hopefully, sleeping overnight.

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sight
Aug. 24th, 2018 03:37 am (UTC)
Oh man, once you get your body back, you're gonna feel soooo good. Now that I'm breastfeeding for the first time ever (since I didn't do it with Pod), it's unlike anything I've ever experienced. It's nice, but at the same time, my body is not my own!! O_O
bearshorty
Aug. 24th, 2018 11:50 am (UTC)

My body has not been my own for sure. But I remember the freedom after I've done nursing Tanya only too well. And this time it's the knowledge that I won't do this again, which is tiny bit sad but mostly very welcome.

bourbonboweties
Aug. 24th, 2018 05:32 am (UTC)

Good luck! She will adjust and soon you will have your body back and hopefully full nights of sleep.

bearshorty
Aug. 24th, 2018 11:50 am (UTC)

Thank you! I'm really looking forward to the uninterrupted sleep part!

pennywren
Aug. 24th, 2018 09:29 am (UTC)
We’re gearing up for milk weaning too. I’m dreading it as he’s a milk fiend!
bearshorty
Aug. 24th, 2018 11:51 am (UTC)

Good luck! You just have to be strong for a few days and talk it up to him for a bit before you start.

annabelle50
Aug. 24th, 2018 10:38 am (UTC)
I hope the weaning goes smoothly for you both!
bearshorty
Aug. 24th, 2018 11:52 am (UTC)

Thank you! It's definitely time.

smittenbyu
Sep. 11th, 2018 05:51 pm (UTC)
All the best!! :) I remember the joy of getting my body back after 32 months! ha ha... my girl needed it longer (night weaning happened though earlier). It's liberating. And yet it was such an easy way to settle down and a way to get a few minutes of peace. ah well. It's a milestone every baby reaches at some point!

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