Thursday, January 22, 2009

Weaning

So Rowan is almost officially weaned.  I really have had a lot of mixed emotions and feel pretty emotional.  (I'm weird, I know.) I know I should feel good that we made it to a year, I just really feel sad about the whole weaning thing? Maybe because nursing was totally a better experience this time around than it was with Chan. Or maybe I'm in denial because I feel like he won't "need" me as much more.  It's been fairly smooth, much smoother than taking Chandler's bottle away.  He drinks great out of a sippy and tolerates whole milk really well.    He's also sleeping much better.  He still has yet to sleep through the night, but 2 nights ago he had a 7 hour stretch which was pretty much - AMAZING.    I can't remember the last time I got that much sleep, but then again I didn't.  I woke up a few times during the stretch, guess I have an internal clock that wakes me up.When he did wake up, I gave him his paci and rocked him for 2 minutes and he was back out.  I probably need to put 10 pacifiers in his crib so he can find one and soothe himself without me coming in, lol.
We also went in for his 1 year checkup the other day.  The Dr. got after me for not giving him his Singulair and Pulmicort like I should.  His breathing has really been good so I thought he didn't need them.  Turns out it isn't just to treat but to prevent.  I wish he would have told me that to begin with.  It doesn't help that he's had a little bit of a cold and sounded wheezy when the Dr.  listened to him.  On top of all that, he has 2 ear infections. He also hasn't gained much weight in the last 3 months - only about 9 ounces I think, but I'm sure it's because he walks the perimeter of any room he's in ALL day long.
Here's his 1 year stats:
Weight: 20 lbs 5 oz (25%)
Height: 30 1/2 inches (80%)

It's nice that he's over 20 lbs now - we just got him a convertible car seat and he is facing forward now.  He loves it.

9 comments:

Tara said...

I can't believe he is a year already! It doesn't seem possible. Glad things are going well with you. Are you all moved in?

jess said...

hey tiff...
your boys are so cute.. I was just thinking last night about your post a few weeks ago about not getting any sleep.. as i was not getting any sleep myself...:0) and I was going to tell you when Savannah started drinking whole milk she slept more, and we also feed her a big dinner of her favorites like peaches, chicken and apples and yogurt before bed. baths also help her..
I was glad to hear that you got a good nights rest.. it makes a difference when a mom gets sleep doesn't it.

Lorin and Cassie said...

I feel your pain with the sleeping. We have had a hard time getting Paisley to sleep well too. And I don't think you are wierd at all. She is 10 months and we are still going strong with the nursing. And I am already upset about stopping at a year. It is sad to watch your baby grow!

The Bluths said...

Time sure does fly, before I know it Gavin will be a year old. I feel like you just had Rowan!

I nursed Logan till 9 months (my milk dried up), but I am still going with Gavin. I think I'll stop at a year. He just still seems so babyish to me.

monica said...

I can't believe you made it to a year, I am jelous...we are still nursing but it sure makes it hard when I work nights and such on my milk,plus I despise pumping! Rowan is so adorable, he favors Chan alot! So cute!

Meggie said...

Wow, that's great that you made it a year! I think I'm probably gonna feel the same way when I quit nursing Avery. I want her to need me, too. I'm so glad that Rowan is sleeping better for ya!

The Fantasias said...

Woo hoo! Dean didn't break 20 lbs until over one either. Eli was pretty much 20 lbs from birth! Haha. You are a nursing champ. I hope I can make it past 3 mos. this time now that they have pegged the hormone problems. I dried up at 3 months with both the boys so we'll see.

Janaca said...

I'm so glad he's been sleeping a little bit better! It's kind of sad to stop nursing but a good time too. Jordan just weaned himself at 7 months. It was sad because one day he just pushed me away and didn't "need" me anymore. I guess it's better than a hard transition but I know what you mean about being needed. :)

Amber said...

You got to love doctors. I hope he felt a little ridiculous after he realized he didn't explain the meds well enough the first time.

I can't believe Rowan is a year already, either! Holy cow!