Saturday, May 15, 2010

I'm A Weiner!

A couple of people have asked for updates on the whole wean her/weinie thing.  It's done (!!) and while it was kind of sad and there were some tears (mine), overall it went smoothly and easily (for her).  I don't want to get all schmoopy, but my hormones are whack whack whackitty whacked right now (due to the aforementioned weaning and a raging case of PMS - Thanks God!).  So here goes:

  1. I was scared we wouldn't be as close after all the booby-feeding was over.  But to my surprise, I love her even more (didn't think that was possible), and she doesn't seem to love or need me less.  So am I glad we just went ahead and did it? Oh even yesser.  Despite the fact that my boobalas are on fire.  (And no that was not a reference to their hotness.) 
  2. I was warned not to write the weiner post by a couple of nay-sayers.  Too upsetting.  You'll make people mad.  But I did it anyway and I'm so glad I did.  Suck it, nay-sayers.  I needed to do this but just couldn't make myself get started.  The support and humor and help that you guys sent my way gave me the strength I needed to just go ahead and reclaim my jugs.  Those suggestions were really, really helpful.  Especially the one about counting down the days until you were done.  I know it sounds odd, but it really worked with us.  She totally understood what we were doing.  Thank you, mommies.  I really appreciate your help.  Three-squares are now --once again-- second base.   It was a team effort.  
  3. There are a couple notable changes.  The baby is now sleeping better (yay!) but hasn't slept through the night and still enjoys torturing me in the world's most uncomfortable chair.  She also thinks she's fully grown (furckitty furck.).  She has decided that she can do anything her siblings can do and gets very, very upset when she is thwarted.  To the degree that I realize that the events of the past week have taken her from my little bitty cupcake and thrust her directly into the terrible two's.  They call them that for a reason
So thanks again!  If you are about to be a weiner yourself, I wish you all the best.  Look over the comments, because they are are really awesome and helpful.  In the meantime, I'm off to look in my full-length mirror, stare at my chest and sadly shake my head at what used to be.   Good times . . . not so great oldies (and you know what I mean).

Have a great weekend!

xo, Lydia


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14 comments:

  1. Congratulations! You are awesome! And suck it naysayers is right, because babies are supposed to be weaned, when it is right for mommy and baby. The time was right. You rock!

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  2. So glad it worked out for you! I hope she sleeps through soon.

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  3. Yay for you!! And also? I am always saying "Good times, great oldies." Love it.

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  4. Horray for you...and the girls who are celebrating their new freedom! When I weaned my kids I waited a few weeks for the girls to normalize and then went out and snazzed them up with some new lace!
    As far as the naysayers...they can suck it...we all need to do what we do for ourselves and no one else! Rock on mommies!

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  5. Good for you!! It's so hard, but you did it! And like everyone else was saying, definitely suck it naysayers!

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  6. Well done.

    Now, you just go right on ahead and enjoy your newly reclaimed pair of rocks in socks.

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  7. Enjoy your bra shopping! Top it off with a mimosa!

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  8. Yay for weiners! Just found you guys and I am in full-on-almost-stalker-obsession l.o.v.e.

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  9. It sounds like an ideal weaning -- gentle and kind, with no tears for baby! Congratulations on a job well done!

    Go weiners! (Except for eating. Ew.)

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  10. Well done! Congrats on the huge hurdle, and enjoy the new German engineering.

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  11. Yay for you! As for sleeping through the night, my pediatrician (most amazing man I know aside from immediate family) suggested that when our son woke up, we make it as B.O.R.I.N.G as possible for him. I even told him that if he got out of bed before "the sun came up" that he would have to tuck himself back in to bed. No punishment for getting up, just let him know that we wouldn't visit, or get extra hugs and kisses. It was really hard (on me) the first few times he got up, but it has worked...so far. Good luck!

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  12. Way to go Lydia! It sounds like it's great for both of you. Enjoy second base!

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  13. WooHoo! Good for you. Now time to go bra shopping...enjoy! You deserve it!

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  14. Good job Lydia!

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