Sunday, August 9, 2009

Um, About That Last Post?

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?


Fertilized said...

Oh Katie - So sorry. I hope that Will gets to feeling better very soon. I know this is just so much more emotional for you to deal with the on again off again love affair of the boob. I was terrified of what will i do when MT decides he is done and will not comfort and there will be no more left for him to comfort nurse ... Then it happened and at first it was different - of course, it was not terrible different - just different because we had to find something else that was comfort. And that is when the paci and blanket became very necessary items of comfort. You and Will will find replacement comfort at that time. They wean when they are ready and find new things to find comfort in. Worry about that Later - When it's a need to worry about. Easier said then done

Joy said...

Awwww, poor Will!!! It'll probably depend on his age when the next time he gets sick, what he'd need/want. If he's been months without breastfeeding he probably will turn to regular milk or a blankie or something.

Enjoy this time! Well, not that he's sick, but you know what I mean!

Jen said...

Poor Will. I hope he feels better soon!