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    Someday she'll be 14 and she'll want to pretend I don't exist... so she's a little clingy now, I just try to be patient.[/QUOTE]

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    Quote Originally Posted by mommycarrie View Post
    Ha ha. At least during the summer I'm home and we can sleep in a little (we usually stay in bed until 7:00 or 7:30) where as during the school year Everyone gets up at 6:00 to get ready to go to daycare and work.

    My son was a bad sleeper, but at this point he only woke about 1x a night. I'm at a loss of what to do other than be patient. She sleeps in her crib until 1-3am and then when she cries I bring her in with us, since that's the only way I get any sleep. If I try to put her back down, the moment I break physical contact she starts screaming.

    Someday she'll be 14 and she'll want to pretend I don't exist... so she's a little clingy now, I just try to be patient.
    Sounds like us here. My other two were sleeping STTN at 11 months. Morgan sleeps in her crib until 12 or 1 am and then I bring her into bed. I will say that it has not been easy for me since I don't deal well with sleep deprivation. I, too, try and think that it is not forever. Since she is our last, I try and cherish the clingy moments
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    I think it is *safe* to say we are down to one session per day! Almost two weeks of no am nursing and no problems yet!
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    congrats. Once a day is a beautiful thing. I found with DS, as I cut back sessions, I felt less *demanded* of me, and I enjoyed that feeling. It made me willing to keep nursing longer if I knew that there were limits.
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    Two days running with no nursing whatsoever. Last night we read, and had snuggles, but she didn't even ask for milk. Could this be the end? I have to admit, I have somewhat mixed feelings. 22.5 months has been an amazing accomplishment for us, and I really do want to stop by the time she is two..., but still...I guess we'll see what happens this weekend.
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    Nice work Liz! I will say, at the end there were times when Drew would skip days nursing, and then want to again. (and he didn't care about the lack of milk) Even when I was ready for him to wean, it was still bittersweet. I cried even though it was what I wanted.
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    Oh wow Liz, just saw this now! Are you done? Part of me is jealous, and the other part is not ready to wean him, lol. Curious to hear how the weekend went for you!!!
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    Well, we went all weekend without nursing. She asked once - at nap time on Saturday, but I just said milk all gone and she was fine. My husband thinks I'm a little nutty, since I've been so conflicted about this. As ready as I am to be done, I'm still mourning ending this stage with Mady. But, I feel really good about how things ended - I don't think it has been upsetting to her in the least! At night now, we sit side by side in the rocking chair (instead of her sitting on top of the boppy in my lap) and we read a few books, then I turn out the out light and put her on my lap for snuggles. I'll still lurk here, if that is ok with you ladies!
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    Aww...I hope my nursing ends as well as yours did!!! Sounds perfect. I totally get being conflicted, so while your hubby may not be able to understand (mine is and will be the same, lol) there are lots of us out here who do!! Congratulations on such a successful finish to such a successful nursing stage. Very happy for you.

    And yes, keep lurking please! When I get to that point I'll want to tell you about it.
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    Congrats on such a wonderfully calm ending! (When I did choose to wean Drew he was quite attached and there were definitely tears) We'd love to have you stay and offer your sage advice
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