tonight was the beginning.
the beginning of something wonderful.
i have been
s l o w l y
weaning L from nursing.
he has never been a good sleeper,
but his sleep has somehow gotten worse over the last couple of weeks.
i had no idea that was possible.
i think that maybe because i haven’t
been nursing him during the day,
he’s been holding out for the real stuff at night.
so i knew i needed to curtail the nursing all together soon.
but i wasn’t sure when to do it.
and then last night, when he bit down
(remember #333 from yesterday?)
i knew i was done.
i knew we were done.
so, there were no tearful goodbyes
no enjoying the moment one last time
we were just done.
i explained the plan to him while he was in his high chair tonight.
would be the most appropriate word i should use to describe his reaction.
(he did drink more milk in that one sitting
than he normally does on a daily basis.)
so maybe he does understand.
but that’s okay because he is just so darn cute,
we’ll see how it goes tonight.
i’ll be sure to let you know.
i know you’ll be thinking about me all night long.
as you sleep soundly in your warm, comfortable bed.
so since B put him to bed,
do you want to know what i did with all of that extra time?
i cleaned the high chair.
i mean really cleaned it.
336. not wearing the hair rubber band around the wrist
of the side i needed to have him nurse on next
337. my body back (well, not how it used to be… but you get the idea)
338. L’s little curls
339. a really clean high chair
340. D + K asking me if the acorn squash i served at dinner
was dessert since i put brown sugar + cinnamon on it.
it doesn’t mean they liked it, but they did consider it a possible dessert.