I finally did it. G is fully weaned. This was not an easy task and to be honest, one that was fraught with all sorts of mixed emotions. R was an easy baby to wean, but not so with G. G would be nursing right now if he had his druthers.
When I was pregnant with R, I figured I would give nursing a try and see what happened. If I got through one day, I reasoned that was better than never trying. Both the boys were seemless feeders, never once giving me all those newborn nursings travails that I read about and wince. So week after week I just took it one day at a time and before I knew it, R was 1 and weaned.
G was not going to give up nursing without a little fight. But as time went on, and the inconvenience of nursing in the middle of the day grew tiresome (nursing a newborn in your son's preschool parking lot is not so bad, but a one year old? A different story.), we slowly cut back and cut back and so did my production.
What started as an experiment in nursing turned into a really special experience. Since a third child is still an unknown, as I weaned G I found myself feeling, hmmm, a bit decommissioned. Don't get me wrong, I feel an incredible sense of freedom and accomplishment too...but there is also a twinge of bittersweetness. I know, I know, onward and upward, there are plenty of things to look forward to in this adventure we call parenting...
The meals this week are a bit in flux since SPH has his orientation for his new job, two night classes and R and SPH have their new class "Sporties for Shorties" too. I think we will be doing a lot of "winging it" and easy pasta throw-together meals. Slacker Mama, thanks for your idea of putting pasta, pasta sauce and peas together for an easy kiddo meal. We do this all the time now. Any other good and creative meal shortcuts for nights like we are going to have this week?
Have a sweet week-