I’m weaning JZ this week. It has to be done. We leave for Hawaii in two weeks this upcoming Wednesday. My cousin (Mugwumpmom‘s older sister Waawee) arrives 2 weeks tomorrow to watch all 4 of them and she doesn’t need the extra burden of dealing with a cranking, boob-luv’n little baby boy!
Since I’m around JZ all day and all night I have found it too difficult to wean him myself. The other kids had the joy of experiencing me at work during the day for a few months first before weaning them. They all got used to just morning and evening feeds. But not JZ. He loves to eat all day and all night. Saturday night… he nursed 4 times by 4am!!
So this week I have help. I’ve enlisted my very good friend (sister-like friend) and old neighbour to take him during the days this week and next to get him used to not having me around and to get him on a bottle. (Thanks Colleen!!!!) She’s going to get him to eat more too. I hope it works and it doesn’t just make him ornery. I know that my cousin who is coming will have lots of backup help too from my church and from my family here. We have a huge support network and that makes a huge difference when raising a family!!!!!!!
It’s a bit weird just sitting here at home with only my 4 year old… Li goes on the bus in another hour then I’ll have no one with me except the man mudding the basement. My hubby went to visit an old friend in Hamilton this morning. He’ll pick JZ up on his way home this afternoon. If anyone out there has any other tips that could help me get him weaned and sleeping through the night…. please let me know?! In the meantime… in an hour… with no kids at home and no hubby either….
I think I’ll take a nap…