Saturday, July 19, 2008

Weaning update...

Although Eva went to bed no problem without nursing; when she woke in the night, she was not at all happy when Daddy offered her a bottle instead of snuggling up to Mama. I kept my distance; until I couldn't take her crying anymore and rolled over to find that Joey fell asleep holding the bottle and Eva's laying between us screaming. I tried to give her the bottle then, but she just kept scooting down and laying her face against me and letting me know without a doubt what she really wanted. So, I gave in. Obviously she's not ready to give it up, and I'm not really either. So, I think I'm gonna hang onto a few feedings yet. I will just trust that the Lord knows each child's needs; if Eva's is to nurse a while longer, then I will trust that the Lord will take care of strengthening my body when there's the demands of a pregnancy added to the mix.

2 comments:

osiris said...

ur such a great mamma. i smile bc lilyana got me twirled around her finger too, but i love it :)

Tamra said...

Aww Bets! I feel your pain! Rylin hasn't been in a habit of being rocked to sleep in months but I might be creating a monster. Since deciding to give up all but the one morning session I miss our cuddle time and I have been rocking her to sleep. It makes me feel better about losing out on her mommy time and me my baby time. She was even better today than yesterday with her clingyness and begging. Until the morning! I am starting to look forward to my lone session I have each day. :) I guess it is bitter sweet but it makes me greatful to hold her now, I try to soak it in.