I can still remember it like it was yesterday. Alexander decided he was done, I mean DONE, with nursing. And he was only 8 months old! I got traded for non other than apple juice.
I kept offering him but he pushed me away. I must say that I got a bit upset about it. My baby was letting go. He did not need me in that way anymore.
He has always been such an independent little boy.
A few days after he weaned himself, Tyler and I went to Vegas with some friends to celebrate Uncle Tim’s 30th birthday so he got to stay over at Grandma’s for the weekend.
You know that phrase “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”? Well it is not always true. What happened in Vegas has been living with us for the past 8 months! We call him Jaco.
Jaco has been a little more attached to us, specially me. His starting to let go as well. He is trying to be more independent. He doesn’t like his walker now. All he wants to do is walk and play. And he is such a foodie!
Last week we started our weaning process. So far, so good. We went to 2-3 feedings at night to none. Last night Jake slept the whole night for the first time ever! Felt so good. He even felt good.
Step one down. Still working on step two. I only nurse twice now. He doesn’t ask but if I offer he’ll gladly take it. It feels liberating but I will miss it oh so much.
Now we need to start working on his sippy cup skills. This might be a tough one. I’ve been offering him a sippy cup (which leaks like crazy) for a while now but he keeps chewing on it. Same with his pacifier. Never got the hang out of that thing.
I am now on the look for the perfect starter sippy cup for My Jaco. Any suggestions? ‘Cause the one he is using on this photo started leaking from the bottom and had to be sent to recycling.