Monday, November 15, 2010

Project Weaning

The time has arrived. Today is my/our first day of weaning. It's pretty bittersweet to be at this point. I never in a million years thought that I would even WANT to breastfeed, let alone do it for over 11 months. I feel really good about, although a bit guilty about the weaning. I know that even if we weren't planning on a FET, I had planned to stop at 12 months. I just feel guilty that she is missing out on more, just b/c I am being selfish and want to try to have another baby.

I have stopped pumping at work (which allows me 10 minutes to write this post). Sophia obviously won't be affected by my stopping pumping, but my boobs sure are dreading it. I would say there have been a handful of times since returning to work that I forgot my pump/pump parts at home, and so couldn't pump. Let's just say I was thrilled when I got home. I'm assuming I'll start getting pretty uncomfortable about 3 pm.

I'm going to attempt to cut out 1 session every 7-10 days. Next week will be the before bed feeding, which generally happens around 9 pm. I am DREADING her reaction to it:(

Since there is sure to be lots of boob talk in the next few weeks, let's look at some fun pics today:)

Blurry, but I don't care. I love her little sausage arms. THis was Saturday, before bathtime:)

She loves cheese:) Until we got smart with cubed cheese, we were giving her shredded, which is what is all over her in this pic. Also, she is showing us her "touchdown" move:)


Rebekah said...

Ahh, that first picture is too much! Love it!

Good luck with everything. Weaning for me was pretty painless, but I did have a few uncomfortable days. I would just give the girls a little squeeze in the shower to get some relief!! ;)

Anonymous said...

We started our weaning process is the last couple of weeks. First I stopped pumping. then I gave up the 2 day feedings. I am left with morning and bedtime feedings--going to give up the morning feeding next. Just FYI--most kids find the bed time fed the hardest to give up. I am sure you have your reasoning for picking that one to go first but just wanted to give you heads up. Plus it is not selfish to stop to give her a brother and sister:) Sarah

The SOFT Blogger said...

Best of luck on the process! It can be difficult but adding some variation to the regular routine sometimes helps the child adjust to the changes.

Love the blog!