Sad and emotional about weaning
I found out this last Wednesday that I'm pregnant. I'm thrilled that we got pregnant on our own after struggling with infertility and we are still in shock that it happened without us even trying. I want to do what is best for my body and our baby but I'm so sad that I'm having to wean before my daughter and I are ready. I had PTL, among other issues while pregnant with my daughter and so I've been advised by an LC as well as by OB's office to start weaning now. They said I could aim for weaning her fully in two weeks. :(:(:( It makes me cry every time I think about it. I was fully committed to nursing her until she turned two and she still relies on nursing to go to sleep for naps and bedtime. I don't think it will be a bad thing to help her find other ways to go to sleep but that is going to make the transition even harder. Nursing has definitely been a way for her to settle down and she has always been a comfort nurser.
I know I'm SO SO SO blessed to be pregnant. I just wish I could be pregnant and nurse too. I don't think anyone around me understands why it's so hard for me to let this part of our relationship go.