Saturday before last I started the process to begin transitioning the kids off breastfeeding and to whole milk. The plan is to stop nursing one meal at a time rather than cut them off cold turkey. We finally found some sippy cups that work for them. And I gave them small amounts of whole milk a couple times the few days before. They had no problem with the taste and gulped it right down. Awesome!
I had gone into work on Saturday morning and the kids woke a little early from their nap so Shannon went ahead and fed them lunch. That was probably good with me not even being home. They had no issues at all!
A couple times last week Adam even turned me down for a dinner nursing. But then he saw Sara got a turn so he changed his mind.
Yesterday I wasn't feeling very well so I napped in the evening while Shannon fed them dinner. Another good opportunity to step down another meal.
Now I am just nursing them for breakfast and bedtime. Those times seem to be the two most important. After sleeping 12 hours overnight, they are quite hungry in the morning. I know breakfast will be the next meal we step down, but I'm not sure the timing right now.
I'm so grateful the process has gone this smooth. I think it's harder on me than it is on them. Not emotionally at this point, more physically. I haven't been paying as close attention to drinking enough water and getting enough to eat. The process has sent me on some blood sugar roller coaster rides. I tried to have the attitude of taking better care of myself while I was pregnant. That carried into the past year because I felt nursing the kids was the most important thing I could offer them. I need to adjust and continue taking care of me.