Saturday, October 10, 2009
It is a special day today... Rachel has just slept through the night for the first time IN HER LIFE. Which means, for the first time in 15 months... I SLEPT THROUGH THE NIGHT. She has been a terrible sleeper... waking up to nurse anywhere from 2 to 8 times during the night. Letting her cry doesn't work... she just ends up waking up Lizzy, and making Jason mad because then he is up too, and she wouldn't ever accept a substitute such as a pacifier or bottle. She would forcefully throw those to the side and demand "nuss! nuss!" However, she is now at the age where I weaned Lizzy, because Lizzy stopped nursing except for nighttime, and Rachel has just started this too. Also, my milk really dried up when Lizzy stopped nursing during the day, and the same thing has happened this time. When Lizzy dried me up, I layed in bed with her the night I stopped nursing her and just cuddled with her and told her the milk was "all gone." She whimpered and cried a sad cry, but then went to sleep after 15 minutes, and never nursed again. Rachel, I did the same thing last night, and she cried a MAD cry for 30 minutes. Boy, was she angry! We'll see how she does tomorrow... but this could be it! After 3 years and 9 months of being continuously pregnant, nursing, or both(!!) I am so ready to be done.