Tuesday, September 28, 2010


I have started the whole weaning process. Well, I guess I have. I'm pretty weak and I find myself wanting to nurse him more than he probably even wants to be nursed. I'm sad that my baby is growing up, but honestly, it has to happen. I've stopped nursing him for his naps. It's definitely a lot harder than I thought it would be. I have found myself purposely leaving the house more around nap time because I know he'll fall asleep in the car and we can avoid the whole screaming in his crib thing. But today I just spent a half an hour putting Wyatt to sleep WITHOUT nursing him. I pretty much just go and check on him every 10-15 minutes and rub his head until he finally gives up and closes his eyes. I know I can do this, it just sucks that it has to be a whole process. Oh well. Pretty soon this will be his new normal. I just hope the crying will ease up a bit. I hate the crying...

Anyway, Wyatt is getting a ton of whole milk now. I started giving it to him with some ovaltine in it because he really wouldn't touch the stuff. But I just gave him a cup of plain milk the other day and he didn't seem to mind, so I think we're good to go.

I am still nursing at night though. I'm not ready to tackle that obstacle just yet. That one is going to be a lot harder and I'm just going to handle one thing at a time.

On a lighter note, here's some pictures of Wyatt "coloring"...

We were about to have some lunch at The California Pizza Kitchen. He digs their curly mac and cheese.


  1. he is too cute for words! Good luck! I am sure it will happen when its the right time for BOTH of you!

  2. oh. i am so afraid of that word! WEANING! aaggh! im sure everything will be good if you just stick to it. thats the hardest part but like you said, soon this will be his new normal. i also nurse corbin to sleep but he can put himself to sleep at night so maybe it wont be so hard for me either. except, i gave corbin whole milk the other morning for the first time and he pretty much hated it.
    those pictures of wyatt coloring are too cute. we love cpk too! now im hungry...

  3. I know it doesn't seem like it right now, but it will get easier. (Like everything else with kids.) Eating more food and drinking whole milk will make a difference too.

  4. I started weaning my son when he was 11 months or so, I felt alot of pressure to be done by 1. Not sure if thats how you are or not. I just wasnt ready and he still loved to nurse. I kept dropping feedings here and there and finally got to 1 at about 6am and then he would go back to bed til 9! it was so hard to give that one up it was totally selfish of me. I started to skip days and then go back to it. He is 16 months now and just stopped completely. Sometimes the process takes a long time, just go your own pace, and dont feel like you have to be done by a certain age or time from when you started the weaning process!!


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