Sunday, November 4, 2012

Is it time yet?

Confession...

Gunnar is still nursing. Yes. He is 11 days shy of his 2nd birthday and yes he is STILL nursing.

I for one...am shocked.

I always said "once my child is old enough to ask for the boob he's old enough to stop"...well he probably was old enough to stop when he started signing "milk" at 11 months or when he started saying it at 13 months, but I didn't let that stop me.  Gunnar still asks for "milk" mostly in the early mornings and before he goes to bed (though his request now sounds more like "Mommy. May. I. PLEASE. Have. Some. MIIIIILLLK?")
I try to limit it to once or twice a day.
I'm a sucker...
I know if I nurse him before he naps he'll fall asleep and then I'll know exactly how much nap he gets because he doesn't play around in his crib for 45 minutes before falling asleep. It's easier that way...
Our pediatrician has always said its a two-way decision, "if you're both still happy doing it...then keep it up, but if at some point one of you wants to stop then you need to start taking those steps toward weaning." Ugh...
I'm not sure what I want...society wants me to stop...I know that. (I'm pretty sure my whole family looks down on me in shame for keeping this going so long) But I also know it makes my life easy...

I know Gunnar has no intention of quitting any time soon so if someone has to make the first move...its gotta be me.

He'll be 2 in 11 days...seems like an appropriate age to pull the plug. But is it right for us? I still don't know...