Today Croix got up from his nap. We went downstairs where I sat him in the recliner, put a pillow on his lap with his sippy cup on top of it. Then I went and made myself lunch, while he ate, by himself! It was glorious!!
This is a picture of freedom!
Now that I've gone on and on about how nice it is there was a bitter sweet moment a couple days ago. Croix is on a eat play sleep schedule. Which means he eats right after he wakes up. This has worked great for us. Occasionally Croix will wake up, and then fall back to sleep while nursing. Occasionally I'd let him just sleep, especially if he didn't take a long nap. Two days after we started weaning he woke up and did just that, feel dead asleep nursing. As my butt was falling asleep in my uncomfortable computer chair, and my back started to get stiff and hurt, I thought to myself, this will probably be the last time this every happens. Part of me was happy about this! No more being stuck, with a baby stuck to me. No more being uncomfortable. No more wasting time on the computer while Croix caught a few more zzzzz's. Then the sentimental side of me was oh so sad. My baby is growing up! He's turning into such a big boy! Needing me less and less (in some aspects). I ended up getting a little teary eyed and just staring and my peaceful sleeping beautiful boy. I soaked in his sweetness and relished the final moments of his sleep nursing.
I feel like weaning is entering a whole new chapter for us. A one year old! Solid foods, self feeding, greater independence for both of us. I feel like we're saying good-bye to Croix the baby and hello to Croix the toddler. I'm sure the toddler years will be full of a whole new round of unknowns, tears, joys and discoveries. I'm so excited!