My daughter is officially weaned at 13 months old.
I've got mixed emotions about it - which surprises me a little. I breastfed because I really wanted to do that for my baby... but I don't think I ever had the overwhelming feeling of bonding while nursing Anna. Yet now that she's weaned, I'm a teensy bit sad that she's not my little wee baby anymore.
Anyway - some updated stats for you all. And some more questions. Mama still needs much help from other Mamas out there.
Age: 13 months.
Milestone: No longer getting the booby milk.
Sleep: Still a horrible sleeper. This is where I need help. She's only waking once or twice at night... but she's still REALLY upset unless we stay in her room until she drifts off to sleep at night and during naps. (This is actually new-ish. She used to go to sleep on her own).
I've heard that you should try pushing baby's bed time to a little bit later to help them sleep well - but it doesn't seem to matter what time Anna goes to bed, she wakes between 6 and 7am on the dot. (It's even been earlier lately). So I don't think that really accomplishes anything for us.
I've also heard it's about time to drop a nap. But Anna's SO tired in the mornings. She loves her morning nap. How do you get them to drop a nap that they seem to so desperately need (especially when they're not sleeping well at night?) I don't have the schedule of daycare to help me do this. What do I do?
Teeth: Only 2 little chompers still. I was sure she was teething last week and we were going to see another one pop through by the end of the week... but nothing. I hate teething! Your poor baby (and you!) get put through hell for nothing. It's not like her teeth came in and now we're through with it. She was miserable and showing all the signs for... nothing! Sigh.
So... onward and upward for my little non-nursing baby. *Sob*.
Next thing I know she'll be going to university. (Hopefully she's done with teething by then.)