Monday, December 20, 2010

a weaning...

The best kind of weanings - you can't really remember how or when exactly they happened. You just know that over the course of several weeks, or months - your little one asked less - & you neglected to offer... until one day you realize that it has been several days since your little one nursed.
You start trying to remember when the last time you nursed them was - and the memory of it escapes you.
You look at your little one - playing contentedly - or eating their oatmeal with a spoon at the table - and it hits you that it could be over.
Out of the blue - days later - they ask to be nursed. You laugh to yourself, "Ha - i knew it wasn't over just yet..."
But seconds after latching on, they gaze up at you with eyes bluer than the ocean and say, "i better."
"You don't want to nurse?"
"No. Ephyum can have it all."
And it's good. And a little sad. And there's just the tiniest bit of relief...
And so maybe our weaning isn't complete - or maybe it is...
but i feel sure that we are in the final days...
& that's ok.

5 comments:

Carol said...

aaaw...so sweet! (bittersweet for you!)

Jen said...

It IS bittersweet isn't it?
But he did it before his birthday so maybe he knew it was coming.
Glad you have another one to still nurse.... :)

Vanessa said...

Aww!! That is beautiful! I'm jealous though-Jacob is pretty much weaned now-I couldn't handle nursing him thru pregnancy-I tried, and we both spent lots of nights crying-but it was too painful :*(

Stephanie said...

The times that Sarah nurses are getting further too. She's 2.5 years and I've loved it!

Lori-Dawn said...

I was the same way Vanessa, but in all fairness Shyla WAS 2 1/2 yrs old when she finally weaned and I had to kinda be more forceful about it than I wanted...sigh.
I think it's awesome when our littles can wean on their own! Truly Awesome, yet like Jen said "bittersweet"...

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