Thursday, February 21, 2008

Looking on the Bright Side

The Benefits of Rejection

~I can have more than 1 glass of wine
~I can wear a real bra
~The hubby can feed the child in the middle of the night
~I can have more than 1 glass of wine
~No more biting
~Lowers the cost per use of the "just in case" bottles
~End of strategic planning involved with wardrobe choices
~Can hang up the cow bell
~I can have more than 1 glass of wine!


Kristina said...

Ohhh! Well, congatulations on a successful weaning, even if it was unintentional.

Michelle said...

Are you sure it's not just a temporary thing? I hear some babies do that sometimes (teething?)

Kate said...

Love this!!!! As an "extended breastfeeder," I can totally relate. Rae isn't as nearly into the boob as Madeline was and I'm so afraid she's going to reject me before I'm ready. :) I will say that around 15 months Madeline rejected me. She kept biting me and I was heartbroken because I wasn't ready to wean. I called my mom-in-law, who also happens to be a lactation consultant at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and she told me to just stop offering the breast and that Madeline might be ready to wean even if I wasn't. She told me to pump some just in case this was just a phase. She went nearly a week without breastfeeding and then she got sick and all she wanted was Mommy's milk. We never had a nursing strike and I ended up having to wean her at 22 months because I am one of those women who just can't conceive when I'm nursing. (We conceived Rae the month I gently weaned Madeline; we'd been officially "trying" for 8 months prior to that, but my NFP charts showed that breastfeeding was interfering with my cycle). Whew! Sorry for all that rambling! :)