Wednesday, January 14, 2009

This time I mean business

I spent the earlier part of the week dealing with a plugged duct thanks to my nursing two year old.

I do not have time to deal with plugged ducts. I do not have time time to get up two to three times a night to nurse. I do not have time to sit and nurse Spanky three to four times a day (even if it is the only time I can really get on the computer).

I know I have said it before but today, I mean it. It is time to not only night wean Spanky; it's time to wean him completely and begin a new stage in life.

I want to sleep through the night. I want to be able to wake up at 4:30 am to go to my spin class, not continually hit snooze until 7 am. I want to be happy, not a grouch. I want to be me again.

Spanky I love you and it is time to start a whole new big boy era. 


You agree, right Spankster?!

20 comments:

CC said...

Sorry little guy... looks like you are being cut off. ;)

Auds at Barking Mad said...

Bless your heart!

I think it's awesome that you have nursed this long. I really do. And you seem to KNOW that now is the time for this phase to end. I've had clogged ducts and OMG not fun!

I wish that I hadn't been forced to wean Imp because I still miss it. I wish I had the chance to get to the point you are now, where it was time and we both were ready.

On that note, I wish you nothing but positive vibes and sending prayers getting your little guy weaned. Good luck sweetie! To BOTH of you!

mah-meeee said...

oh, poor baby! nah, he'll be fine... good for you to go on for so long. now it's time to be you again!

430am spin class? really??

Amanda said...

I never breast fed my kids, but i suppose you just know when it's the right time to wean and move on.
Good Luck!
l,
Amanda x
(that's really early for an exercise class!)

Elaine A. said...

Wow, I commend you for doing it this long! There's no way I coulda done it.

Hope Spanky is up for the change! : )

anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

You've lasted that long? WOW. I'm super impressed, hon. I only managed 7 weeks.

KC said...

Good luck.. let us know how it goes.
I only nursed the younger two and think Sweet Pea weaned only because the tasted changed while i was PG with Little Man.(she nursed 29 months) Then Little Man nursed until he was 37 months.
I think I told you before about what not to do when trying to wean didn't I???? I think it was you I told the hot sauce story to, LOL if not let me know and I'll share it.

Jacque said...

It's time. You've done your part. I nursed all of mine until a year and then I was done. Good luck with the weaning!

Wendy@RuensOnTheRun said...

Wow - you've done great! I nursed all three of mine, and it was the hardest to wean the last one because I knew he was going to be our last baby...sometimes I still miss that special time with him...but, girl, you have done it a long time and you have provided him with a great healthy and emotional start to life! Good Job...and enjoy sleeping through the night soon!

anti-supermom said...

Great photo, Lisa. I'm crossing my fingers that it goes well for you both.

JCK said...

It sounds like it is time. Sending good thoughts!

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

Know what would be a good weaning tool? Go away for the weekend without your kids. Have your mom or in-laws watch them (is that a possibility?) Kill two birds with one stone: get some adult time, and if you're away Spanky can't be there to nurse. I hope you do it because you deserve it after 2years.

photomama said...

wo, 2 years and am liked going nuts after 6 months. I feel like I am so trapped. We'll see with this next one how it goes.

Clare said...

you are such a wonderful mama!! i nursed bradley for 10 months and that was about all i could do. i think he will do great:) good luck! Clare

Leslie said...

hehe, what the eff is a plugged duct??? no kids here....

Good luck!

dani said...

good luck with that, lisa:) 2 is definitely time for you both to be able to sleep through the night... here's to weening (dani raises her cuppa coffee)!!!
love,
dani

Momo Fali said...

You need sleep. Period. Sorry, buddy but your mom needs to do this!

Becoming Me said...

Best wishes to you. He looks so cute

Tabitha said...

I am sure that your little guy will get used to it ~ and you can get some sleep again!!
Hope it all goes ok for you!
Love and hugs Tabitha XXXX

Elizabeth said...

what a cute photo!

you can do it, Lisa, you can! just set your parameters and stick to it. you will be a NEW WOMAN and feel like you have so much rest. keep us updated! and if you need to vent...i'm here...and the whole bloggy world is too. :-)