Well we’ve been on the road for over two weeks and I finally got some pictures uploaded, although we didn’t take many this go around. Next time (which we leave in about two hours) will hopefully prove to be a little bit better.
Duncan is now officially fully weaned and I have to say that it was really easy and I was really lucky for that. When we left the first night we had to drive about twelve hours so of course Duncan just slept in the car and didn’t nurse to sleep. Since we had been running on two hours of sleep the next night, I didn’t feel like messing around with his latching and unlatching games and just told him no nursing that night. He cried for a little bit but I think he was ready as well and he turned over and went to sleep. He’s asked every so often at night to nurse but I just tell him that mommy has nothing left for him and he’s a big boy anyway, he doesn’t need to nurse. Sometimes he whines a little other times he just giggles and turns over to go to sleep.
I was expecting a huge fight with him giving it up, especially since I did it while we were on the road but he’s been a real champ. I will say that he sleeps a lot better now and also, my body must have really been ready for the weaning because I didn’t engorge or anything afterwards which tells me I was hardly producing anything for him anyway.
Like I said, I was really lucky. I’ve read other women that get really sad when it’s time to wean or when their child weans themselves but I have to say that I’m not sad at all. I am quite happy that that chapter is over. I loved breastfeeding him but I was more ready than not to give it up. 26.5 months is more than over the goal of a 12 months that I gave myself of wanting to breastfeed for.
So, it’s official, he’s a big boy and growing up every day. I still get my hugs and kisses in though and he is finally hit over the 27 pounds mark so he’s gaining well!