Wednesday, November 17, 2010
All By Himself
Well, I had this great plan to slowly wean Owen from breastfeeding. It had been going great, cutting out 1 feeding a week and replacing it with a cup (I decided what was the point in weaning to a bottle when I wanted that to go away by the time he was 1). So, on Monday afternoon I underwent a small medical procedure to fix a few things leftover from delivery. My mom offered to keep Owen overnight and bring him back Tuesday evening when I was feeling better. He didn't seem to miss a beat and nursed fine last night. This morning however he decided that he did not want to nurse. I tried every different trick, but he was not having it. No big deal, we put him in his chair and gave him a cup of milk (we have also slowly been introducing whole milk into his breastmilk/formula combo to help with the transition when he is one--didn't want it to be hard on his tummy) and some cheerios and he was happy as a clam. So, flash forward to tonight. He got his bath, read his stories, then even walked over to me sitting on the couch (our spot for nursing). I pulled him up and got him positioned and he started crying! I couldn't believe it! I tried a couple of times but we figured he had made up his mind. As soon as I walked into the kitchen where Tony was making his cup he was all happy.....So I'm pretty sure he just weaned himself! Not really sure how I feel about it all......but my little baby is definitely growing up!