Tuesday, May 02, 2023

My Sunny, Funny Face and We Are Done With All Done


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I just put my daughter in her bed after she fell asleep on my lap in the rocking chair. It’s much later than her usual time of approximately 8:30 but usually she is nursed to sleep.
This is the 3rd night of her not nursing so I guess we are all done! The first night, Saturday, I was with Lori at the play Oliver. Last night, when she asked for “all done” (she called it this for the past year) I said with a smile and a laugh, “no, you don’t want that silly.” She didn’t beg and eventually fell asleep.
I am a little sad about it because it wasn’t work for me, it was very relaxing for the both of us, and it also means that I don’t have a baby in the house anymore and never will again.
So many people have asked me when I was going to wean her but honestly I am not sure why it was a concern to anyone.  It took no time away from anything, it came easy for the both of us, it forced me to sit down a couple times a day which was great, it relaxed us and it wasn’t WORK.
She turned two in April. Eventually it would have to come to an end and holding onto it because I loved it, or because I wasn’t willing to give up my “BABY” wasn’t the answer either.
I am proud to have done it for as long as I did. We had a few problems in the very beginning but after that things were very smooth.
As I look down at her beautiful face and find sadness in the fact that our “all done” is all done.  I am so proud that she fell asleep so easily without it. No crying, no begging, just acceptance. I guess we all have to accept that things change.

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