Monday, April 30, 2007
Weaning and other things Kayleigh
Well I have begun to wean Kayleigh in preparation for daycare in 6 weeks. I don't want to pump, I just can't stand it. So I now have her down to just nursing twice a day in the morning. I thought I would feel sad and reluctant to do this, but it actually feels a little freeing. The bottles are not hard to do and she seems to take them just fine. Next week we will be down to one nurse a day, and I will keep nursing her in the morning when I am back at work. Next week we also start work on changing her naps in preparation for daycare. Right now we sleep together at nap time. I've always been a big napper, and I tell you one of my very favorite things about being home with Kayleigh is curling up with her and sleeping. One of the best feelings in the world. I am really going to miss this daily routine of ours. I hope she transitions well to the crib. So May is a month of change for her and then June 11 is the big change me back at work and her in daycare. We are still looking for a daycare provider, and have some leads...I hope we find something right for us soon. I have mixed feelings about going back to work, I want to stay home with her, but part of me also is looking forward to a little independence of my own.
She sure is growing up fast and becoming more of a little girl and less of a baby. Like the other day while we sharing our cookies, she came over and dipped her cookie in my glass of milk like I always do. She laughs a lot now, and enjoys playing games, and dancing to music. She also will pick up a book at bedtime and read it with this quiet little baby babble that just makes me warm and fuzzy.
You know what??? I miss her every night, and think about going in her room and wanting to take her into my own bed to cuddle.