What a beautifully unexpected week it has been for Bo and I. Being blessed with a well needed visit from some beautiful friends, and all of your wonderful comments and advice on my weaning post… thank you. i feel so very lucky to have so many people looking out for us and what a wealth of knowledge exists in the readership here! Whilst some of your suggestions were not my style, they were all respectful, gentle and empathetic suggestions and I truly hope that perhaps someone else will gain valuable advice from your experiences and it will help them find their way through yet ANOTHER one of those very challenging parts of parenting that no one tells you about. We had one excellent nights sleep (with only 2 wakeups and we actually got to sleep until 6.45 which is EPIC in our household)… followed by a night of hell.
On your ever so wonderful and wise advice I’ve eased off a little bit on weaning. I’m still encouraging Bo to sleep in her own bed and still encouraging night (and day) weaning down to 2-3 feeds total… but I’m taking a bit of the pressure of myself and off her too and we are both happier and much less frustrated for it. I’m back sleeping on the floor of her room so she doesn’t feel so alone and I’m hoping I can move back to my own bed in the next night or two.
Thanks for all your support, it’s much appreciated. To the other mama’s who are going through this particular brand of parenting hell right now. Solidarity sisters! We will sleep again one of these days….
Have a beautiful weekend friends! We’ve got an upcycling kind of weekend planned for some excellent hard rubbish finds that I sourced this week. Breathing new life into someone elses junk and turning it into something special for our home is my idea of a perfect weekend.
What’s on the cards at your house?