I wanted to start this post talking about the food conundrum but there is nothing new in this area. I did give one bag of the cookies to my staff, one ended up in the trash, and I still have one at my desk that has two left in it. Yes, I should just throw it out and I just should. Then as I started to type the rest of the post, i realized I was more talking about sleeping and nighttime stuff, so I deleted the first paragraph and rewrote it as such. I will discuss food again probably very soon.
Like before, I have talked about how we have been working on the kiddo’s sleep. We have gone through a big milestone last night. He has been going down to sleep so easy. Like it’s not even a fight which is the complete opposite for the last 18 months – it’s surprisingly nice. As much as he clings to me when I return home after work, he is starting to understand the night time and what “going to bed” means. I have been cutting down the amount of night feeds for about a month now, and we had one more to go. He will wake up around 5/5:15/5:30 so I would go in, nurse, in attempts to make him go back to sleep as I have a rule that we don’t start our day until 6 am. Now if he was to wake at or after 6, then I wouldn’t try to get him back to sleep, we would start the day. Today, or this morning rather, was one of those days. He slept in until 6:30, so I did not go into his room at all last night, which is crazy! I slept myself from like 10-5 without waking (that sounds funny but it is true – I’m so use to waking up multiple times I have to relearn sleep myself), and then I tossed and turned for about an hour before I finally decided to get myself up. I missed my little kiddo!
I’m now down to two nursing sessions per day which is a big accomplishment in itself. I was reading another person’s blog about their 8 month old and only nursing 4 times!! I was thinking, man I was doing 4 sessions like a month ago, when he was 8 months old I swear it was closer to 10… I’m still a little sad about this but still happy. The times that I nurse is the right before bed and the 5:xx wake up. When I went into his room today i did bring his sippy of milk so that we can cut that feeding out from myself, but he did want more of a comfort nurse, so I let him. I do feel that this session will be leaving in a few days. The last one, the right before night night one, I can continue for a little while – although I know I am basically dried up [I know the let downs are minimal if any], but I can sense that we are both headed toward a similar direction.
I really had no idea that 18 months ago when he was born I still would be nursing at this point. I do feel blessed to be able to continue this that long!