Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Weening Day 1 and 2

Day 1:
I told myself yesterday after reading everyones comments that it was the day to start. I nursed him at 7 when we were still in bed then again at 11 or 12 for his nap. Then around 3 he got all crazy; crying, kicking, arching his back, pulling at my shirt and bringing me the nursing cover a bunch of times. I got so tired of it that I just nursed him and then he was happy for a while. I nursed him at 7:30 pm and he fell asleep but when I went to bed at 9 he woke up and wouldn't go back to sleep without it. I tried to comfort him but nothing helped. Finally, after my boob leaked from his crying, I just nursed him. Throughout the night I nursed him 3 times (which is actually less than usual, if you can believe that) He was probably so tired from the day crying that he slept better. He takes a sippy fine if he's happy, but when he's not he won't take anything.

Day 2:

Nursed him at 6 am. He went back to sleep and woke up happy at 7:30. Nap time came at 12:30. I laid down with him (we co sleep at night by the way) in the bed and he started crying and pulling at my shirt. After about 10 mins we got up and got his sippy, that he of course didn't want. He got hysterical again and I decided to push him around in the stroller. He calmed down but didn't go to sleep so after about 10 mins of that we went back to the bed and he got crazy again. After a while he climbed in my arms and I told him that he can't have a brother or sister until he is a big boy and doesn't nurse anymore. I his cry got quieter and after about 10 mins he was out on my shoulder. I waited 5 more mins before laying him down. I think the total time was about 35-45 mins. But... I DID IT!

I absolutely HATE listening to him cry, especially when I know I can do something to make him stop. But this time I'm determined to ween him. This crying is for a purpose! I tried pumping so at least the milk in the bottle would taste familiar, but no luck. I tried giving him a teddy bear or car for comfort, he just pushed it away. I sure hope this gets easier.


*Katie May* said...

It will! Stick with it you are doing great!

Andy and Michele said...

GOOD JOB! Stick with it. Every day will get easier. The first week is the worst/hardest. You are an awesome mom by the way. You've nursed him this long and you co-sleep, you are way better than me. I've read all about the pros of doing those things and you've got one lucky kid there! Any luck getting him to eat other foods?

Cody and Danica said...

It'll get easier. Promise. Just know you're the one in charge. Not him. He is definitely old enough to sleep all night. Cole has for 2 months so just stay strong. Do not give in or you'll have done all of this for nothing. He'll figure it out in a few days and you'll be makin another one in no time.

cluffgirl said...

Yay! You did it! You just got to keep with it and be consistent, any give in's on your part can set your progress back. So even though it might be easier at the time to nurse him, your just setting yourself back in the long run. But don't worry once you completely cut him off he will adjust fast!

Taryn said...

it'll get easier girl...stick with it!

Man, I totally forgot about the leaking boobs do to crying...crap.