My Last Week Nursing Baby #2

The end is near. And I’m not sure how I feel about it.

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As of now, we leave on Thursday afternoon for our trip to San Francisco and then that’s it! Since I last posted, I have weaned Graham down to one nursing session a day. We first cut out nursing during the afternoon nap. Then after that the morning nap. Almost 2 weeks ago, we cut out the nursing session before bedtime – now Charles puts Graham down and I put Brooks to bed.

So that just leaves the morning.

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And Graham loves to start his day with a nursing + cuddle session.

Cutting out the nap time sessions went ok. I think we had a day of protesting, but we created a new routine of book, twinkle twinkle little star song and then into the crib. I wasn’t sure how the transition from Charles putting Graham down for bed {without a bottle} was going to go, but Graham didn’t skip a beat.milk

I still have a TON of frozen breastmilk which we have been working through every day – don’t mind the pizza box – which we started two weeks ago. I usually defrost a bag for him and give it to him around dinnertime in a cup and he drinks it until bedtime. I add some regular cow’s milk to it as it gets low.

It’s been working great, I’m just a little anxious and a little emotional {and a tad excited} about our nursing to officially come to an end.toes

I’m ready to have my body back but I’m also a little sad to for it to be over, because it is our special time together. Not to mention it just means my little one isn’t so little anymore.

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I’m sure I’ll be a little crazy and emotional in San Fran on our trip since my hormones will be going a little nuts from this change in my body. But this timing makes sense and I think we are both ready for it!

I’ll keep you posted! Wish me luck!us

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Do you have any stopping nursing/weaning stories or words of wisdom to share?

Would love to hear it!

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3 Comments

  • Reply Patty O November 8, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    Wish Gaga luck when you leave – I’m feeling a little anxious too! I hope we get through the morning routine Friday without nursing – Yikes!

  • Reply Jess November 9, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    This post made me cry (maybe I am a tad devastated about the results of this election and fearful for both mine and the littles’ future). I feel for you! I am glad you have a fun trip planned that will hopefully take your mind off of it. Nursing is such a funny thing; it is SOOOOO annoying sometimes but SOOOO amazing the other times! There have been many moments where I have thought “Damn I wish I wasn’t doing this” but in the end, I am so blessed to be able to nurse! Great job, Leslie! Cant wait to hear about your trip!

  • Reply jewey November 11, 2016 at 6:57 am

    i’ve been exclusively breastfeeding my baby for 6 months now and i do enjoy those moments with her — just looking at her, observing how big she’s grown compared to when she was just a newborn, and watching her feet do a happy dance while nursing before she drifts off to sleep when she’s not in the mood to wanna play again.

    all these i will miss by the time i wean her. i know i will. because even just thinking about it now makes me wanna bawl.

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