I’ve read that a lot of kids willingly wean themselves. Charlie is not one of them. She would still nurse every thirty minutes if I let her.
Last week, Mike and Charlie went to Florida for five days, and we thought that time and space would help her adjust to a post-boob life. It did, kind of, but this process is still really hard for her and me. The day they got back, we both spent a good chunk of time crying. Poor Mike.
Things have gotten a little easier since then, but now she and I are trying to figure out new routines that don’t involve nursing. Nap-time is one of the biggest challenges. She’s been waking up at 4:30a.m. everyday, which means she’s ready for a nap at 9:30 or so. This morning, I tried to get her to sleep on me and then in her crib. Neither worked. She just kept wailing. She finally wore herself out, dropped to the floor, and passed out. Whatever works.