Hi ladies. I have a lot to cover, so I'm posting it all in one post, as is my typical fashion.
First - I think Than is done breastfeeding, and I'm not feeling ready to be done. The only time he will nurse is first thing in the morning, for about two minutes, and only from one side. He doesn't to wait for the milk (I'm not producing very much), he doesn't want to cuddle, he never asks for it. Sunday, I didn't nurse at all, and he didn't even notice. So, does he sound ready to be done with breastfeeding? And how do I come to terms with it? I had hoped to nurse for a long time- 2 or 3 years- and even tandem nurse when we had another baby. How do I deal with this?
Second - It's time for Than's first haircut. I'm planning to take him to a haircut place that specializes in kids' cuts. He's not much into TV, so a movie won't hold his attention very well. I can cut hair (I went to school for it), but I don't want to cut his because he will be trying to look at me, grab the scissors, squirm away, etc. What suggestions do you have to keep him occupied while they are cutting?
Third - We have decided to TTC!!!! We have been back and forth for months, trying to decide when the right time would be. And we have decided to try after my next period. I've had my period back for a few months, and have been temping off an on for a month or so. (Here's my chart.) I'm still not sure how long my cycle is or when I ovulate. We are going on a cruise with my extended family in the middle of August (13-20), and I think I'll ovulate the week of or the week before. If we conceive in August, the new baby will be due in May- Yay another moonbeam! Since we plan on having only two kids, we're completely okay having their birthdays in the same month. This would make our two kids two years apart, and we're going to be encouraging them to be best friends. I would love to have a little girl to dress up in little tutu skirts and big flower headbands, but I would also love to have a little brother for Than to rough house with. So, start sending baby dust our way! Wahoo!