However, with Elliot, I am not pregnant and not as motivated to wean. Well, until he got his 4th tooth in this week and I am a little more motivated now. I have been dropping a feeding a week. On Thursday and Friday, I just nursed him for bedtime (and yowza- going from two feedings to one is painful! By bedtime, I was about to burst!) But this morning, when Elliot woke up at 4:15 and wouldn't fall back asleep, I whipped out the milk express so I am back at two feedings a day.
I know that Elliot will be fine but I'm still a little sad about weaning this kid. I love that time of rocking and nursing and having his little hands on my face (or in my mouth, nose, or pulling my earrings...not always as fun). Breastfeeding has been an incredible experience for me and I'm so blessed to have been able to nurse this long, thank you, Lord!