Zunzun(s) & mariposas

We’ve been in intermittent conversation about whether or not the zunzun was going to get a sibling. We think we’ve decided, now, to give the three vials we have in storage a shot, probably in late fall. We don’t know what we’ll do if none of them take — if we will call it a day or change donors — but we’ll cross the bridge when we come to it.

Since then, we’ve talked more boldly about “our kids” or “the second baby.” It is accompanied, at times, by some nervous laughter. The other day I went to order some ovulation test strips, but was overwhelmed by butterflies in my stomach, and decided to leave it for just now. Maybe today I will order them. Maybe Monday…

I have been engaged in the very slow process of weaning the zunzun. It’s super slow going, and I’m not pushing it. We’re down to 2-3 times/day — wake up, naptime or after the sitter leaves, and then bedtime. Sometimes we skip the midday nurse, and I’m gently trying to skip that more often. When I’m not around, he’s totally fine without it, doesn’t ask for it, etc. When I’m there, he asks frequently, and is sometimes easily deterred with water or a snack (sometimes he asks to nurse when he’s hungry). I actually think he’d be fine not nursing upon waking up, but it is the favorite of his moms, who enjoy the morning snug time in bed all together. Maybe by the time he starts school at the end of August, we can just be doing bedtime nursing….maybe?

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3 thoughts on “Zunzun(s) & mariposas

  1. Very excited about tentative zunzun, redux. We’re also looking at a late summer-into-fall schedule for #2–it’ll be nice to have you in the same timing boat! Good luck with the weaning! I was surprised how quickly ours went over here. I do miss the morning snug time, though…

    • yeah i realized that while it’s totally fine when someone else puts him down, it’s going to be really hard for me to get him to go down for a nap for me sans nursing. i have related quite a lot to your descriptions of bunny’s relationship to nursing, and think our boys are similar in that respect. i’m figuring now that at some point we’re just going to have to do a concentrated period where we deal with him being pissed and also A does a lot or all of the putting to sleep. i keep saying that i know he’s not dropping it on his own, but i’m still holding out some totally unfounded hope…

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