Ha, you thought this was going to be another BlogHer post, didn’t you? Well it’s not! Sort of. Mostly.
We’ve started my son on solids, and it’s actually going pretty well. And that works well for our trip this week, as he’ll be in day care Friday and Saturday. So solids? Will be most helpful while I’m away from him.
He’s taking to the food quite well. He is like a little bird, opening his mouth just as far as he can, waiting for the spoon to hit his mouth. It’s the CUTEST thing.
So I breastfeed him in the morning and at night, and I’ve been trying to keep him to solids during the day. I thought a partial wean would be just about the right timing for him. But deep down, I’ve been wondering if I’m ready for that. I THINK I am. It would be nice to have my body back.
At the same time, breastfeeding is so easy, so convenient. Mostly. I thought it wasn’t a big deal, though, because half the time I’m reading, watching TV, or working on the computer while he’s eating.
And then I started thinking about that being gone. I thought I was ready, but now I’m not so sure.
The little guy has weighed in on my thoughts, though. He is having NONE OF THIS WEANING THING, WOMAN. He made that abundantly clear today when nothing. else. would. do. We tried the solids, the diaper changing, the cuddling, the walking around, the bouncing, the distracting. Nope. None of it. No binkie, no doggie, no nothing.
I picked him up, assumed the position, and he was as happy as could be. So he is making the decision right now. My son? Totally a boob man. I’m pretty sure his father is so proud.