As Super Nate approaches his birthday I find myself eyeing the calender daily and wondering when I am actually going to start weaning. The answer to that is, I don’t know for sure. I am ready to drop the middle of the day session, no problem. He is least interested/most annoying at that sitting. I don’t think either of us will miss it. The morning session, I’m unsure of. Most days its nice, it gives me 15 more minutes to wake up and that amount of time to snuggle with him before he is off for the day. That being said, it will be the next to go. The one I am thinking of holding on to for another month or even two is the bedtime one. I need to see how a few things go, one being how he does with his mid day nap and no nursing, two, how he takes to all of his liquid coming from the cup. He is taking one now but it’s still more of a toy than a source of nourishment. I am hopeful that he drinks enough once my milk is off the table, so to speak. So I have decided to let myself and Nate set the pace for this. There is no “finish” line, we will go at our own pace. I am scared, I’m worried about the inevitable hormone shift, the discomfort and last but certainly not least, the time with my baby.
This leads me to thinking about cows milk (OHH exciting post, Christina!) I read an article recently about “The Dirty Dozen” a list of the 12 most contaminated foods, ones that are best to choose organic when possible. Mike and I don’t eat a lot of organic, when we do it’s because it is a food we like that just happens to be. I do choose it from time to time but most of the food in our pantry is not. I have made all of Nate’s baby food, about half of it has been organic. Now that he is getting ready for real Milk and having read that article I plan on going organic with the items on that list, basically fruits and veggies with thin skin. I don’t know why I am so inclined, I ate organic food by default, my Mom grew most of our food in our back yard, but we sure didn’t have organic oatmeal and milk. I guess its just one little thing I can do to try and insure that Nathan will be as healthy as he can be. I don’t know what good it will do in the long run, but what good was breast feeding for a year + once you’re grown? In the grand scheme of things it wont matter, formula is just as good, an apple washed in the sink vrs one that was grown organically is still an apple, but when you push a kid out your desire to do everything you can is strong. So, I will keep doing the little things and hope they add up to a happy, healthy kid.
Opinion’s on this? Do you eat organic all the time, when you can, or could care less? Also, again with the weaning ideas- I will take anything you’ve got! I’m looking at starting the 22nd, we don’t have any road trips or big things planned after that date. My book tells me to wait to start until everything is as normal as it can be, so that looks like a good starting point.
Let me have it!!