February 10, 2009

Nursing an older baby

Nursing an older baby brings with it new and interesting situations. One that Isaiah has recently started revolves around how he lets me know he's wanting "mommy-time". With a younger baby, usually you know based on what time it is, how long it's been since the last feeding and by their cry. Anyway, Isaiah doesn't really nurse that often. Just when he's ready for his 2 naps, before bed and in the morning before we're up and moving. I have used the same pillow to support my elbow and sit in the same recliner since we brought him home from the hospital. A few days ago, Husband let me sleep in and he took the kids downstairs to play. I got up about an hour later and when Isaiah saw me, he grabbed his blanket and dropped in in my lap in the recliner. Then he went over to where Husband was laying on the couch, using The Pillow, and he grabbed it and tried to pull it out from under his head. He couldn't get it right away so he was grunting and whining until Husband gave it to him, then he proceeded to bring it to me. Earlier today, I was sitting in the recliner and he went and grabbed The Pillow and brought it to me. It's really pretty funny. That I can handle. He hasn't started pulling up my shirt yet, but he does kinda pat my chest until he's got what he wants. When he does start asking for it with words, or by pulling up my shirt, then we'll see if it's too weird for me.

I am soooo far behind in reading my blogs...
Stork Nurse, if you read this, can I be invited to your blog?


AwkwardMoments said...

That's really cute. I have mixed feelings about letting Austin wean himself at such an early age.

Curdie said...

That's funny and cute.

My daughter nursed almost 16 months and it never felt weird until after she quit. She just suddenly seemed so much older. It felt like she used to nurse such a long time ago even though it had only been a week.