First off, thank you for the kind responses on my last post. I was just starting to come to terms with this new Boob-Free phase of our lives. After all, there are many benefits to weaning, including guilt-free binge drinking. Cuz, yeah, I do that so much. Oh, yeah, and rampant narcotic usage. Oh, wait, I don't do that, either. Still, there are benefits. Like not travelling with a breast pump if I am away from Will for a night. That is definitely a plus, even though I have only left my baby twice overnight. Okay, so maybe I wasn't really coming to terms with it, but I was trying.
And then Will gets sick.
Like all men, the minute Will gets sick, he returns to his newborn state. He is now all about The Boob again. The nice part is that I get a brief reprieve from the End Of Boob and am really enjoying what I am calling our Swan Song. The bad part?
If history has shown itself to be an accurate predictor of the future (and it has), the second Will is feeling better, his renewed romance with The Boob will cease. This will leave me with very confused Boobs that just ramped up their supply again (because we are on day two of this sickness and constant nursing) and make the weaning process harder on me in a physical sense. Not that it really matters. I will do whatever he needs to help him feel better now and to wean him when he is feeling better in a few days. It just kind of sucks (literally) that I was down to one feeding and now have been almost constantly nursing him. And, yes, we tried a bottle, a pacifier (which he has never liked, but it was 3 AM and I was desperate), teething rings, a sippy cup, Daddy holding him, and it was useless. He wanted Boob and he wanted it NOW. I don't generally indulge Will in that fashion, but a sick baby is a different story.
And, man, he is sick. So, whatever. I can't complain when he doesn't want The Boob and then complain when he does. Well, I guess I just did, but you know what I mean.
Now, my question remains: What we will do the next time he is sick and there is no longer The Boob option at all?