Monday, May 07, 2007

Today started out kind of rough, but ended up being pretty nice. This morning I woke up to more rain. I was sort of feeling grumpy because of that, but started to feel worse as soon as I headed downstairs to let the dogs out. Our basement was full of water. I called Steve and he said he'd come home right away. He got here and quickly fixed whatever was wrong with our sump pump. I cleaned up the water and all was well. We went out to lunch, and then Steve stayed home for the rest of the day!

Tonight I measured Noah, and then weighed myself, then myself while holding him to get a general idea of how much he weighs. He is now 22 inches long and weighs 12 pounds, which means he's already added 3.5 inches and four pounds. Sniff sniff.

I have decided to wean Emma. I wanted to wait until she weaned herself, but she wants to nurse all the time and I just can't take it anymore. The wiggling and elbowing never stop. I decided this two days ago, and I've been thinking about it constantly since then, but I'm no closer to coming up with a way to go about it. Whenever I tell her she can't nurse, she really takes it personally and often cries. I'd have no problem with it if she only wanted to nurse five times a day or so, but it's much much more than that. Looking back, I wish I'd have weaned her when I was pregnant. I didn't like nursing through the pregnancy, but I kept holding on to hope that it would be better after the baby came. If Noah is still nursing when I get pregnant again, I won't make the same mistake. So anyway, I'm sure I'll be writing more on this issue as I decide what to do.


OC Mama said...

I don't have any advice, Amelia weaned early. Good luck though. :-)

amy said...

oh, mama. Tandem nursing was so hard for me. I felt like I couldn't wean the older one right after the birth of a new sib, so we muddled through. With the next set, I weaned in pregnancy.

But if you're willing to put your foot down about weaning, could you instead put your foot down about nursing times? As in, we nurse at xyz times of day, and that's it. ?? just a thought.

Hugs to you.

Pa said...

2 words - cayenne pepper

Kitty Mommy said...

Good luck, mama and I know you'll do what's best for your family. FWIW, while my older nursling nursed way more than the baby for a while, it did get better eventually. It was pretty draining and stressful in the meantime, but Bug was quite a bit younger when his sister was born than Emma is, so weaning just didn't feel like an option for me at the time. Of course, I'm still tandeming now and pregnant with #3, so clearly I'm just plain crazy ;o)