In my head, once she turned one, we would still have a loving feed in the morning, potentially one after daycare, then one more at night. Things would gradually wind down on their own and she would self wean without complaint.
Hah! How wrong I was. How wrong I always am! (Remember when I thought I would become an earth goddess while pregnant?).
M will still breastfeed in the morning, after daycare, and before bed... but also many, many times in between (except while I'm working. obviously). This morning after waking up (I was able to sleep in until 8!), as soon as she saw me she literally launched herself at my breasts. And for this entire weekend she has been sucking, and sucking, and sucking. I don't even think there is very much milk left in there!
Her new word for "I want" is "Meh-nah". So she comes at me all the time, signing like a crazed zombie for milk and whining "Meh-nah, meh-nah, meh-nah". My poor nipples are like hamburger meat. I feel like she is sucking out all my energy. For the first time ever, I'm wondering if it is time to wean. Sigh. Hopefully, like everything, this is just a phase, because I can't take it much longer.
|What do you mean I can't stay here all night??|