Things are moving quickly. Our sweet little man is 15 months old today!! *Fun fact: Two years ago today was our insemination and conception date!!!* He is getting so big and changing so fast. Just when I start getting the hang of a particular routine, he switches everything up on me again! I guess that’s motherhood though…..you constantly have to evolve with your kids. I am doing a really crappy job in the process of trying to wean Lach from one of his nursing sessions. He nurses for his AM nap, and then again for bedtime. I’m trying to completely eliminate the AM nursing session and go to just nursing to bed at night. Some days it goes really well, others – not so much. I had 3 days of getting him to sleep in his stroller (so easily too!) with NO milk. Then, on day 4, he pitched a fit for milk and pointed to the chair & boppy and cried and cried. Of course I nursed him and am not beating myself up for it. He clearly needed it that day, so I did it. We had about 2 days of back-to-old-nursing sessions out of routine. Well, it’s a new week now and I got him to sleep today without milk! Wooo! So, we’re back to trying to partially wean. My goal is get rid of the AM session, and then in about a week or so, try to remove the night-time one (and the subsequent mini sessions throughout the night). I’m no dummy and know this will NOT be an easy task. I wish he liked PLAIN OLD WHOLE MILK….as I would try to give him a bottle in the middle of the night and see if eventually he’d wean off that too. Alas, he only drinks chocolate milk. I guess I could do that in the night (or try at least)…..but then I start thinking of the sugar in it and fear of tooth decay and all that. Sigh. These things are hard, and there is no magic “how to” to get the job done. Motherhood is also just figuring-it-out-as-you-go. Anyway, some input on this would be great if you guys have some. Especially from mama’s who nursed toddlers….Oh, and if you were nursing a toddler AND pregnant, that’d be the jackpot!! Any advice totally appreciated of course.
Tomorrow I’ll be 15 weeks pregnant. I feel like that sort of happened in the blink of eye. My belly is really starting to pop, and if you can believe it…..the elastic band on my friggin’ maternity jeans are ALREADY starting to roll down. It won’t be long until the underwear does the same. Ahhh, sweet memories. Sleep is still okay. I am getting some minor back pain, but nothing major. The body pillow is my best friend again. So far, so good in the wrist department. Don’t know if you all remember, but last time I had some serious serious carpal tunnel stuff going on (both wrists). I had to wear wrist guards on both wrists and developed ganglion cysts as well. (How can pregnancy make your body do this stuff!??). I am hoping hoping hoping (seriously….) that I get a break this go-round. Cannot even begin to imagine how I could pick up a 24 pound toddler when it feels like both my wrists have been smashed by a baseball bat. I’m actually feeling pretty good. Virginia hasn’t gotten HOT yet, so I’m good. When the summer comes it will be challenging…but, for now, I am enjoying taking Lach for walks in the beautiful sunshine with a nice breeze blowing my way. Oh, I’m beginning to feel the baby move too!! So excited about that. I am feeling those familiar flutterings in my belly….like a butterfly is trapped in there. It’s so cool and I am going to try to cherish every moment and feeling during this pregnancy (will I be saying that when he/she is kicking my ribs?) knowing that this will most likely be my last pregnancy. Another really exciting thing – our gender ultrasound is on April 22nd. I’ll be about 18.5 weeks, which is right when we found out we were having a boy last time. I have a very strong feeling it’s going to be another boy….but the fact that it could be a girl is pretty cool too!
Thanks for all the sweet and congratulatory comments on the house. We are just in love with it and cannot wait for closing. We spent some time there over the weekend and seem to just adore the place the more and more we visit it. We’ve gotten a few things for the front porch (rocking chair, flower pots, etc) in hopes that the place is already ours….the inspection is tomorrow at 1:30pm and I’m just crossing everything that there is nothing major major to be fixed. Usually the big things are heating/air, roof, foundation, pluming/electrical…..I know we’re good on the HVAC system and roof….hoping the other stuff is okay. I just cannot wait to get in to it and make it ours. Every time we go over there, Lach runs around the yard like he is in heaven. I can’t wait for us to raise a family in this home. I’ll be sure to post pictures of the inside and out once we’ve sealed the deal.