Thoughts from a Thursday

Life Ramblings

-Emerson came down with croup this week, which meant a trip to the hospital for steroids. It’s weird not being able to go to work when I’m healthy, but we enjoyed some extra cuddles and lots of books together. So glad she is on the mend!

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-I’m seeing a lot more clothing delivery services out there, and some geared towards moms. Has anyone tried something other than Stitchfix?

-It’s this time of year that I miss the East Coast the most. Although our temps have dropped to the 90’s, I’m craving that chill in the air.

-Breastfeeding moms: when did you wean? I guess I’m ready, but I feel kinda bad taking away something that Em loves so much. Especially the first nursing session of the day.

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-Matt and I just started The Crown and I’m loving it. Feels more like watching a movie than a show.

-I cleaned out my bathroom cabinets – what a mess! I must have some hoarding tendencies when it comes to cosmetics because I hang on to everything in fear that I might need it down the road.

  • Marissa
    September 14, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    I weaned at 14 months only because I was 8 weeks preg with #2 & sick as a dog! If Emerson loves it & you are able to continue to do it, I don’t see why you would wean! You have to do what’s right for yall though. Had I not been preg, I probably would’ve weaned around 18 months as baby was already getting really active/squirmy while on the boob at 14 months.

    • Laura
      September 19, 2017 at 3:32 pm

      Yeah, she’s starting to get too squirmy, but only if someone is in the room!

  • Jordan Fellows
    September 14, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    I weaned at 7 months – I had been back at work since 4 months and was really sick of pumping. I tried keeping the morning/evening feeds after I stopped pumping, but my supply really tanked after that. Do whatever works best for you!

    • Laura
      September 19, 2017 at 3:31 pm

      Yeah, the whole pumping thing sounds so hard!!

  • Kat
    September 15, 2017 at 5:54 am

    Evereve does Trendsend. I have not done one because I am a pregnant person but it seems cute and a little more mature? Idk. I think all of the Stitchfix clothes look the same.

    Critter weaned himself at 10 mos? He was biting and drawing blood so it was pretty obvious. I think do what works for you. So if cutting everything but the AM session works best for you and Em do that. If going longer works do that. It is hard to figure out.

    • Laura
      September 19, 2017 at 3:31 pm

      Thanks – I’ll check it out! Drawing blood – I would have quit in a second!

  • Mom
    September 15, 2017 at 9:33 am

    You girls weaned yourselves at a year. You could give it a bit more time and see if Em does that.

  • Louise A Olafsson
    September 15, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    I weaned all four of my girls at about 18 months. I waited until they lost interest. I would have gone longer if they had wanted to. If your daughter still loves to breastfeed, why stop? It is such a special time!

    • Laura
      September 19, 2017 at 3:30 pm

      That’s true!

  • Kate
    September 15, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    I am having the same internal conflict with myself over breastfeeding my 13 month old! I am ready to stop but also feel a bit selfish to stop as my daughter loves it too (same as your babe she loves the morning feeding). I have noticed the amount feedings have really started dropping since 1 year bday so I plan on seeing how it goes the next little while I hopes she weans herself. I do love it still despite of being ready to stop!

    • Laura
      September 19, 2017 at 3:29 pm

      Same here. I’m ready, but I have no real reason to quit, so I feel a little guilty. I think if I can drop that mid-day feeding at daycare then I’ll be ok to just see how it goes for a little longer.

  • Taryn
    September 18, 2017 at 11:53 am

    My son weaned naturally at a year. My daughter weaned around 14 months, but at that point I was only nursing at night and she wasn’t getting much. It was probably more out of habit than anything else. But knowing she was my last it was harder to let go of that.

    • Laura
      September 19, 2017 at 3:28 pm

      It sounds like a lot of them wean on their own, so I’ll just give it more time and see what happens.

  • Leigh
    September 18, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    I give you a lot of credit making it this far! I am starting work on Friday and feel hopeful about pumping but a little wary of how I’ll make it work. I’m a nurse but not on a crazy-busy unit so I will get my brakes but it is SUCH a commitment. I would love to read a post about how you’ve made it work!

    Also, sorry about Em’s croup 😞 My babe has her first mild-seeming head cold after two weeks at daycare part time and it’s tough getting sleep with her still in th bassinet. When she gets home all she wants to do is nurse and sleep on me so I settle in and watch a few episodes of the haidmaids tale.

    • Laura
      September 19, 2017 at 3:27 pm

      Thanks! It is such a commitment, and I don’t think I would have made it this far if I had to pump. My school has a nursery on site, so I am able to breasted Emerson without pumping!

      Good luck on Friday, and I hope the babe feels better by then!

  • Betsy
    September 19, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Haven’t tried Stitchfix, but thinking about it. My sister actually uses a clothing subscription service for her 18 month old daughter- Darling Duck.

    • Laura
      September 19, 2017 at 3:25 pm

      Cool – thanks!

  • Katie
    September 22, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    I like Trunk Club – through Nordstrom for me and I’m in love with Mac & Mia for my baby girl. I’m also struggling with when/how to wean.

  • A
    September 25, 2017 at 7:03 am

    We are the only developed country to stop nursing at 1. Every other one suggests two or beyond for the health of the child so it’s not weird or gross to do it past one like a lot of people make you feel. When I had my first I stopped around 14 months because I felt that’s what I was supposed to do. With my other ones I’ve done it longer and so wish I would have with my oldest too.