Oh Sleep, Welcome Back

Oh Sleep, Welcome Back

Owen’s sleep has been so good this week, I started trying to night wean again. This time, the second half of the night. I have to nurse him when he wakes up at 1:30, but he seems OK with skipping all the other feedings. Well, not quite OK, but he doesn’t put up too much of a fight and it’s only been a few days. I think Pooh has been helping too. He seems quite comforted by his fluffy friend. Finally.

Speaking of milk, I had a little milk production issue yesterday which led to some hilarity. I had a bleb (when skin overgrows a milk duct opening) which led to a horribly clogged milk duct. I had taken a needle to the bleb, but had trouble unclogging it. I tried again in the afternoon because I was so uncomfortable and milk started squirting everywhere like a fountain! I quickly ran over to Owen as to not waste this liquid gold and ended up covering us both in milk and freaking him out so much he wouldn’t nurse the rest of the day! I’ll keep that in mind when I’m trying to wean :D

Owen also started building some cool creations with his duplos and megablocks, not just putting them together. He built himself a walker and several pretty nice trucks. My little engineer :D

I’ve been reading It’s OK Not to Share and it’s made me real excited to get some play dates going. It’s mostly about using conflict to learn mediation skills and social behavior rather than avoiding it. I also like their suggestions for dealing with tantrums. Very similar to Janet Landbury and How to Talk, but it’s good to drill this stuff into my head now before I need it :D

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2 Responses

  1. Hahaha I may have laughed a little too hard at your milk bleb story. The part about milk squirting all over you guys just gave me this crazy visual. Sorry that you were in pain though. Very glad you are getting slightly more sleep. Better than nothing. Unfortunately, Ezri’s and my nursing journey is over. I am a little sad about it but knew it was coming eventually. We started giving her a bottle of milk before bed as well as breast and soon she eventually only wanted bottle. So I’m glad she kind of weaned herself without any fuss. Plus, She’s pretty much sleeping through the night (or at least self soothing if she wakes) and so that’s been great. She depends on her blankie and her soother. So we will let her have them if it makes her happy and gives everyone more sleep. Good luck with your journey on weaning.