Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Tomorrow is a big day for us. It is the last day, ever, that Emma is going to nurse. Part of me is a little sad, but most of me is SO ready for this. I feel like the teensiest bit of a failure because I was all gung ho about child-led weaning, and now I'm not even doing it. I've been agonizing over the best way to do this for awhile. We're having a Weaning Party for her tomorrow to celebrate this milestone. We're meeting her little friends at a park and bringing treats for everyone. We've been talking about it a lot, and she really seems to understand what is going to happen. Tonight at dinner we were discussing it, and she said, "Nursing always makes me so happy and makes my body feel good and healthy." I hope she ends up with fond memories of nursing, and not hurt feelings from being weaned before she was ready.

As far as the treat for tomorrow, I'm having a slight problem with that. We made muffins, and I must have put too many trays in the oven at once or something, because I just took them out and they are completely burnt. So much so that our smoke alarm started going off when I opened the oven. Swell. It's already 11:30. What am I going to do now?


Anonymous said...

What a charming thing for Emma to say! Good luck with this the next few days when it will probably be hard!

OC Mama said...

Good luck!

I love the idea of a weaning party. :-)

Mary said...

Hi Sarah, I found your blog through Nicki's. I enjoyed reading about your family, absolutely beautiful

Anonymous said...

Have never posted a comment, but have been reading your blog for awhile now.

I just weaned my 38 month old and felt the teensiest bit of failure for not doing CLW. He was ready, though, and aside from the first 2 nights, hasn't asked again. This from a kid who nursed all day and all night for what seemed like forever!

We also had a weaning party and I made a dino cake. Well, it kind of looked like one. :)