I can’t do it. I wouldn’t call myself a softy, I would just say something doesn’t feel right about night weaning Piggie Smalls right now. Like the above quote says, I’m following my heart. It’s not time yet.
And actually, I didn’t end up doing Dr. Jay Gordon’s method but Elizabeth Pantley’s instead. Hers just involves unlatching baby before they fall asleep so that they get used to falling asleep without you. Interestingly enough, Piggie can easily fall asleep without nursing. Most times that I unlatched him, he simply rolled away and fell asleep. But his feelings were hurt, and he was mad at me in the morning. He screamed when I changed his diaper and then hit me in the chest 3 times, before looking up at me and hugging me. (And no, I don’t let him hit me but he is still learning right now that hitting isn’t okay).
He woke up hourly even though he would go to sleep on his own. It was an exhausting night, and I realized that yes, he likes to reconnect with me when he wakes up, and that it doesn’t feel right to me to stop that right now. It is annoying and it is a pain (figuratively and literally) to nurse while pregnant, but I can do it. Besides, I made the decision to get pregnant knowing full well that Piggie is no where close to weaning, so for me it feels like it would be wrong to do it.
I will just need to force myself off of Pinterest and start going to bed earlier so I feel more rested the next day!